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Sony A850 vs HX90V

The Sony Alpha A850 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in August 2009 and April 2015. The A850 is a DSLR, while the HX90V is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a full frame (A850) and a 1/2.3-inch (HX90V) sensor. The A850 has a resolution of 24.4 megapixels, whereas the HX90V provides 18 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Sony A850
versus
Sony HX90V
Sony A850   Sony HX90V
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Sony A mount lenses 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
24.4 MP, Full Frame Sensor 18 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
no Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 200-3,200 (100 - 6,400) ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 12,800)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (638k dots)
3.0 LCD, 922k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
3 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
880 shots per battery charge360 shots per battery charge
156 x 117 x 82 mm, 895 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm, 245 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Sony Alpha A850 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Sony A850 and the Sony HX90V is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Sony A850 vs Sony HX90V
Compare A850 versus HX90V top
Comparison A850 or HX90V rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony HX90V is considerably smaller (68 percent) than the Sony A850. It is worth mentioning in this context that the A850 is splash and dust resistant, while the HX90V does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the HX90V has a lens built in, whereas the A850 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the A850 gets 880 shots out of its NP-FM500H battery, while the HX90V can take 360 images on a single charge of its NP-BX1 power pack. The power pack in the HX90V can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A850 156 mm 117 mm 82 mm 895 g 880 Y Aug 2009 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony HX90V 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 360 n Apr 2015 429 i
3.
 
Canon SX720 110 mm 64 mm 36 mm 270 g 250 n Feb 2016 379 i
4.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
5.
 
Sony A7C 124 mm 71 mm 60 mm 509 g 740 Y Sep 2020 1,799 i
6.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
7.
 
Sony HX99 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 449 i
8.
 
Sony HX95 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 429 i
9.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 i
10.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 i
11.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 i
12.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 i
13.
 
Sony HX400V 130 mm 93 mm 103 mm 660 g 300 n Feb 2014 499 i
14.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699 i
15.
 
Sony A99 147 mm 111 mm 78 mm 812 g 500 Y Sep 2012 2,799 i
16.
 
Sony A77 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 732 g 470 Y Aug 2011 1,399 i
17.
 
Sony A900 156 mm 117 mm 82 mm 895 g 880 Y Sep 2008 2,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The HX90V was launched at a lower price than the A850, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Sony A850 features a full frame sensor and the Sony HX90V a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The sensor area in the HX90V is 97 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 5.6. The sensor in the A850 has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the HX90V offers a 4:3 aspect.

Technology-wise, the HX90V uses a more advanced image processing engine (BIONZ X) than the A850 (BIONZ), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Sony A850 and Sony HX90V sensor measures

With 24.4MP, the A850 offers a higher resolution than the HX90V (18MP), but the A850 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 1.25μm for the HX90V) due to its larger sensor. However, the HX90V is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 7 months) than the A850, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the HX90V has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A850 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A850 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30.2 x 20.2 inches or 76.8 x 51.2 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24.2 x 16.1 inches or 61.4 x 41 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.2 x 13.4 inches or 51.2 x 34.1 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony HX90V are 24.5 x 18.4 inches or 62.2 x 46.6 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 14.7 inches or 49.7 x 37.3 cm for very good quality, and 16.3 x 12.2 inches or 41.5 x 31.1 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Sony Alpha A850 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 3200, which can be extended to ISO 100-6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-12800.

A850 versus HX90V MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony A850 Full Frame 24.4 6048 4032none23.812.21415 79
2.
 
Sony HX90V 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..
3.
 
Canon SX720 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..
4.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
5.
 
Sony A7C Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73407 95
6.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
7.
 
Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
10.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
11.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.42317 92
12.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90
13.
 
Sony HX400V 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..
14.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.22248 90
15.
 
Sony A99 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.014.01555 89
16.
 
Sony A77 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.2801 78
17.
 
Sony A900 Full Frame 24.4 6048 4032none23.712.31431 79

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The HX90V indeed provides for movie recording, while the A850 does not. The highest resolution format that the HX90V can use is 1080/60p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the HX90V has an electronic viewfinder (638k dots), while the A850 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Sony A850 and Sony HX90V along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Sony A850optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 3.0 n Y
2.
 
Sony HX90V638 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon SX720none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y
4.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
5.
 
Sony A7C2360 n 3.0 922 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 n Y
6.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony HX99638 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
8.
 
Sony HX95638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
9.
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
10.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
12.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony HX400V210 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
15.
 
Sony A992359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 6.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A772359 Y 3.0 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony A900optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the A850, but is missing on the HX90V is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The HX90V has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the A850 does not have a selfie-screen.

The A850 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards, while the HX90V uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The A850 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the HX90V only has one slot.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Sony Alpha A850 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Sony A850Y----mini2.0---
2.
 
Sony HX90V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon SX720-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
4.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
5.
 
Sony A7CYstereomonoYYmicro3.2YYY
6.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
7.
 
Sony HX99-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
8.
 
Sony HX95-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
9.
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
11.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
12.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony HX400VYstereomono--micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A99YstereomonoYYmini2.0---
16.
 
Sony A77YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony A900Y----mini2.0---

It is notable that the A850 has a hotshoe, while the HX90V does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A850 (unlike the HX90V) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the HX90V has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

The HX90V is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the A850 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the A850 from Sony. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Sony website.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Sony A850 better than the Sony HX90V or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.


Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha A850:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24.4 vs 18MP) with a 19% higher linear resolution.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Can take a variety of interchangeable lenses, including specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (880 versus 360) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in August 2009).


Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (BIONZ X vs BIONZ).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 1080/60p video.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with an integrated lens, while the A850 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (102x58mm vs 156x117mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the A850).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 7 months of technical progress since the A850 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the HX90V comes out slightly ahead of the A850 (17 : 16 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A850 16:17 HX90V

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Sony A850 and the Sony HX90V place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Superzoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the A850 or the HX90V. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A8503/5..75/100..4.5/5 Aug 2009 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony HX90V4/5+ +..4/54.5/5 Apr 2015 429 i
3.
 
Canon SX720..+..4/54.5/5 Feb 2016 379 i
4.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
5.
 
Sony A7C3.5/5..86/1004/54/5 Sep 2020 1,799 i
6.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
7.
 
Sony HX99......4/54.5/5 Aug 2018 449 i
8.
 
Sony HX95.......... Aug 2018 429 i
9.
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 i
10.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 i
11.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
12.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
13.
 
Sony HX400V4/5+ +..4/54/5 Feb 2014 499 i
14.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699 i
15.
 
Sony A995/5..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799 i
16.
 
Sony A775/591/10081/100..5/5 Aug 2011 1,399 i
17.
 
Sony A900..+ ++ +4.5/55/5 Sep 2008 2,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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Other camera comparisons

Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? If you would like to see a different side-by-side camera review, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Sony A850 vs Sony HX90V

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Sony A850 Sony HX90V
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Sony A mount lenses 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
    Launch Date August 2009 April 2015
    Launch Price USD 1,999 USD 429
    Sensor Specs Sony A850 Sony HX90V
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 861.6 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.2 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24.4 Megapixels 18 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6048 x 4032 pixels 4896 x 3672 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.94 μm 1.25 μm
    Pixel Density 2.83 MP/cm2 64.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability no Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 3,200 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 6,400 ISO 80 - 12,800 ISO
    Image Processor BIONZ BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 79 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.8 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.2 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1415 ..
    Screen Specs Sony A850 Sony HX90V
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 98% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.74x
    Viewfinder Resolution 638k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Shooting Specs Sony A850 Sony HX90V
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF or MS cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Sony A850 Sony HX90V
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Geotagging no internal GPS GPS built-in
    Body Specs Sony A850 Sony HX90V
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type NP-FM500H NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)880 shots per charge360 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 156 x 117 x 82 mm
    (6.1 x 4.6 x 3.2 in)
    102 x 58 x 36 mm
    (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 895 g (31.6 oz) 245 g (8.6 oz)

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