Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V vs Canon PowerShot SX730 HS


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Canon
Model
DSC-HX90VB
PowerShot SX730 HS
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Take a better look at all you aim for, with the world's smallest digital camera including a 30x optical zoom lens developed by Sony along with the legendary ZEISS®, a clear retractable OLED Tru-Finder™, and other features to extend full-scale shooting capabilities. The new Sony HX90 — it's absolutely brilliant from every perspective. The synergy of a higher-performance CMOS image sensor, lightning-quick image processor and legendary lens pack the latest optical and engineering advancements into an amazingly compact form.
Take power and versatility on every trip. This easy, connected travel zoom camera puts a huge 40x zoom lens in your pocket – for superb images and full HD movies packed with distant detail day or night.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
18.2 MP
20.3 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
30 x
40 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Size & Weight
Height
2.29 in.
1.6 in.
Width
4.02 in.
4.3 in.
Depth
1.39 in.
2.5 in.
Weight
0.54 lbs.
0.66 lbs.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom, 18.2MP, 3-Inch LCD - Black
  • I bought this camera because it is very compact, it has a very good zoom range for its size.
  • The camera handles nicely thanks to a protruding grip on the right side which allows you to hold it securely with one hand.
  • It's a great pocket-sized camera that works for travel, indoor parties, and some fine photography such as flowers, landscapes, and portraits.
  • Super portable. It's the size of a pack of cigarettes.
  • If you need a compact travel zoom camera, the HX90V is more suitable.
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20.3 MP Camera Camera - Black
  • The camera has a reassuring weight and lovely to handle. Recommended.
  • I’ve been using a Canon 550D for many years. Great camera but somewhat bulky. Decided I wanted higher megapixels in a more compact camera. The PowerShot SX730 HS is exactly what I wanted.
  • Fantastic zoom for such a small camera. Great value price compared to others with the same features.
  • This Canon is compact and cover a wide range of photography styles. I would class this as a perfect holiday companion.
  • This is a remarkable compact camera to have a 40 times optical zoom and adjustable screen which is the main reason I purchased it.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.1 mm.
4.3 mm.
Max. Focal Length
123 mm.
172 mm.
ISO Settings
ISO 80-12800
80-3200
Aperture
F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
F3.3 (W) - 6.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
120 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG
JPEG

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom, 18.2MP, 3-Inch LCD - Black
  • Using the automatic settings it accurately chooses the right focal points, exposure, resulting in vibrant-colored images.
  • The image stabilization does an amazing job at steadying the shot, even at that long focal length.
  • The ISO range (80-3200, 12800) together with other features, particularly the size and zoom, pushed this product slightly ahead of the competition.
  • Low light exposures come out well, there is little noise at higher iso settings.
  • The small sensor still has problems with noise at higher ISO ranges above 800.
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20.3 MP Camera Camera - Black
  • Very easy to use, fantastic picture quality (20MP) and great optical zoom.
  • Love this camera, I brought it to take out when I don't want to carry my DSLR, Also perfect for fishing trips with the flip up screen it makes self take trophy shots easy.
  • The zoom is amazing (optical 40X and digital 80x) and there appears to be very little loss of detail, colour or saturation.
  • My wife was delighted that I bought it as if we had relied on iPhones the photos would not have been very good. The camera is perfect. Highly recommended.
  • Camera arrived quickly and well packaged in post . It takes very good photos with great detail.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
922000 dots
Viewfinder
0.2" OLED (638000 dots)
No
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom, 18.2MP, 3-Inch LCD - Black
  • The main display is great and I like the fact that it can pivot 180 degrees up to do selfies, and also is good for taking pictures close to the ground.
  • Display also can display whether the camera is level, which is great for shooting landscapes with horizons.
  • It is also good enough in bright sunlight, though in such situations I do prefer the viewfinder.
  • The good points - fantastically compact, great zoom range and it has a viewfinder, albeit very small.
  • My old HX9V will display remaining battery power for how many minutes. The HX90V does not display that information.
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20.3 MP Camera Camera - Black
  • Really like tilting rear screen and high pixel rate. Results are very good!
  • I found the screen hard to see in daylight conditions and, on reflection, might have preferred to look around for something similar with an eye level viewfinder.
  • Great flexible screen, nice quality. Superb zoom lens! Recommended.
  • The flexible screen makes it easy to take photos from different angles, and great selfies.
  • There is no eye-level viewfinder and the screen, even at its brightest setting, is invisible in bright sunlight.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode, Panorama Shot Mode, Scene Selection
P, Hybrid Auto, AUTO, Creative Shot, Portrait, Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-Timer, High-speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Light bulb, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speeds
30" – 1/2000
15" - 1/3200
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom, 18.2MP, 3-Inch LCD - Black
  • This is exactly what I wanted! It has a 30X zoom range, a multiple exposure feature to get three different exposures for HDR processing, and a panorama capability.
  • The flip view screen is great and the ability to take panorama shots is fantastic.
  • The camera also has a panorama setting that functioned without any problem.
  • It’s versatile, great focus modes, the fitting offers a host of adaptor options.
  • I also appreciate Manual mode in a consumer level camera. While most people won't use it, there is always times when the camera does NOT know how to properly evaluate a scene.
  • The GPS didn't work, or was incompatible with iPhotos.
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20.3 MP Camera Camera - Black
  • It has some clever little features too which you will only find out with playing with the camera. Awesome camera!
  • Very impressed: so many features for a basic digital camera. I used it extensively during my week in New York, only on Auto and it responded every time.
  • Superb macro and the zoom is just magnificent, fully functional as it's bigger brothers P, TV, AV, Manual, scene modes, HD video.
  • The camera is pretty much fully programable in manual mode - making it nice to use alongside (or instead of) a DSLR.
  • Excellent camera - so far used it in various situations and it works brilliantly. Especially pleased with the ability to take photos at gigs - low light, movement, distance and still look great.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
USB (USB 2.0), Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Micro HDMI
HDMI (Type D), Hi-Speed USB (Micro), Audio out
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom, 18.2MP, 3-Inch LCD - Black
  • Zoom is great, optical viewfinder is even better, folding screen is good for selfies, wifi is great for tablet / phone connectivity and transfer of photos, this camera has it all.
  • The HX90V is equipped with NFC, which supposedly allows you to set up a connection between it and a compatible smartphone or tablet simply by holding the two devices against each other.
  • I also like how once set up, the camera will backup up photos to my iPad when I connect my iPad to the camera's network name.
  • The micro USB cable connection is tiny and sometimes hard to find.
  • The connection to my computer also didn't work because Sony's software isn't up to date with the latest OSX.
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20.3 MP Camera Camera - Black
  • The camera is very easy to connect to a computer via USB, the connection does not disappear.
  • Yesterday I uploaded photos to the computer from this camera and the speed was impressive.
  • No problems with the memory card like on my last camera, not even familiar already.
  • After a year of use, the usb port broke down in the camera.
  • Ports seemed to me very flimsy, it seems that they will not work for long.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
No
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L
Number of Batteries
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
449.99 $
379.99 $


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