The HX90V enters a competitive travel compact market, but with a design overhaul it looks set to take on the current champions.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony HX90V

Image Quality:90%


  • Large zoom range is welcome; Full suite of connectivity options; Pleasingly compact design


  • Lack of raw capture; Lack of touchscreen functionality


Sony HX90V Review


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Sony HX90V Review – Design

Perhaps the area of the largest overhaul is the HX90V’s design. Rather than tweak the design of its predecessor the new model is a complete overhaul and a much more compact package, taking its cue from the Sony RX100 III.

That’s not to say that the model’s handling has been compromised – the addition of a large raised grip on the camera’s front, for example, gives a secure hold of the camera even when shooting single-handed.

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The HX90V features a sizeable hand grip

The bulk of the camera’s shooting settings are accessible through a combination of a multi-function scroll wheel on the rear of the camera and a round-lens control wheel. This set-up is full customisable and, in conjunction with the Fn button, makes the image capture process a breeze.

The only real issue with design is that in condensing the size of the camera Sony has dispensed with both the exposure compensation dial and the multi-interface shoe found on the model’s predecessor.

  1. 1. Sony HX90V Review - Features
  2. 2. Sony HX90V Review - Design
  3. 3. Sony HX90V Review - Performance
  4. 4. Sony HX90V Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Sony HX90V Review - Verdict
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