Sony HX90V PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Sony makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the HX90V offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V below.
In any case, the HX90V is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on April 14th, 2015, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2729 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Sony HX99 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Sony's help guide for the HX90V
The camera's help guide is 219 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the HX90V is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Sony's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your HX90V by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Sony HX90V is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Sony HX90V FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the HX90V.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the HX90V?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Sony equipped the HX90V with the BIONZ X image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the HX90V?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the HX90V is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Sony HX90V?
The HX90V offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Sony HX90V feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Sony HX90V support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the HX90V use?
Does the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V support geotagging?
The HX90V has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V.
|Camera Model||Sony HX90V|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-720mm f/3.5-6.4|
|Launch Date||April 2015|
|Launch Price||USD 429|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||18 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 896 x 3 672 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.25 μm|
|Pixel Density||64.04 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||638k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||921k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||MS or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||NP-BX1 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||360 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
102 x 58 x 36 mm
(4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
|Camera Weight||245 g (8.6 oz)|
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