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Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90 - DSC-H90

Abt Model: DSCH90S | UPC Code: 027242843981
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Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90, Model DSCH90S

Your subjects are never too far to capture with this Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-H90 digital camera with stabilized 16x optical zoom. Sporting a 16.1-megapixel sensor, you can shoot crisp photos at up to 10 frames per second (fps) so you'll never miss the shot–plus record HD 720p video of all your memorable moments (records in 29-minute segments). Review your shots and menu options on the big and bright 3.0" LCD, let your creativity run free with amusing Picture Effects or try Sweep Panorama 360 mode for impressive 360° panoramic pictures. With this compact, easy-to-use Sony camera on hand, rest assured your best memories will be preserved in brilliant quality and clarity.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 16x optical zoom
  • Sony G lens
  • HD Movie mode (720p)
  • Sweep Panorama™ 360 mode
  • 3.0" Clear Photo™ LCD
  • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
  • Picture Effect
  • iAuto mode


  • 16x optical zoom in a compact body
    The Sony® 16x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take with you in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
  • 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode
    In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC.  Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac® computer. Once transferred to your computer and connected to the internet, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket® and YouTube™.
  • Sweep Panorama™ mode (up to 360°)
    Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama™ mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
  • 16.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Image Sensor
    A powerful 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3” Super HAD™ CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 16.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19”) size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
  • 3.0" (230K dots) Clear Photo™ LCD display
    Large 3.0” (230K dots) Clear Photo™ LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.
  • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
    Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
  • Picture Effect
    Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
    Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Kids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party; result in clear images without leaving auto mode.
  • Face Detection technology
    Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
  • Smile Shutter™ technology
    Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
  • Anti-blink Function
    It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
  • Soft Skin Mode
    Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition mode
    Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
  • Natural Flash
    Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer
    Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.



  • Camera Type High Zoom digital camera

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
  • Processor BIONZ®
  • Pixel Gross 16.4MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution 16.1MP
  • Color Filter System RGB primary color filters


  • Media Type
    • optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording)
    • optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording)
    • optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”
    • optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
    • optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
    • optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
  • Still Image Mode JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 16.1 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9
    • 12M (4,608 x 2,592)
    • 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3
    • 16M (4,608 x 3,456)
    • 10M (3,648 x 2,736)
    • 5M (2,592 x 1,944)
    • VGA
  • Panorama Still Image Size
    • Sweep Panorama: 360°(11,520 x 1,080)
    • Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920)
    • Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
  • Video Mode
    • 1280x720(Fine)(1,280x720/30fps)
    • 1280x720(Standard)(1,280x720/30fps)VGA(640x480/30fps)
  • Audio Format MP3
  • Microphone/Speaker Mono/mono


  • Lens Type Sony G
  • Aperture f 3.3-5.9
  • Optical Zoom 16x
  • Digital Zoom 64x
  • Smart Zoom® Technology
    • 16M Approx.64x
    • 10M Approx.20x
    • 5M Approx.28x
    • VGA Approx.115x
    • 2M(16:9) Approx.38x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
    • Still 16:9: 26-416mm .
    • Still 4:3: 24-384mm
    • Movie 16:9: 25-400mm(SteadyShot Standard), 26-416mm(SteadyShot Active)
    • Movie 4:3: 31-496mm(SteadyShot Standard), 32-672mm(SteadyShot Active)
  • Lens Construction 10 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    • iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16'') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity)
    • Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity)
  • Aspheric Elements: 4
  • Steady Shot Mode Active: Yes

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes
    • Multi Pattern
    • Center Weighted
    • Spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    • Plus Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Scene Mode(s)
    • High Sensitivity
    • Soft snap
    • Soft Skin
    • Landscape
    • Night Portrait
    • Night Scene
    • Gourmet
    • Beach
    • Snow
    • Fireworks
    • Pet mode
    • Advanced Sports Shooting
  • D-Range Optimizer Standard / Plus / Off
  • ISO
    • Auto
    • 80
    • 100
    • 200
    • 400
    • 800
    • 1600
    • 3200
  • White Balance Mode
    • Auto (Intelligent)
    • Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting)
    • Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting)
    • Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting)
    • Incandescent
    • Flash
    • One Push, One Push Set

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" Clear Photo™ LCD (460K dots)
  • Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
  • Histogram Yes
  • Grid Display Yes (Off / On)

Focus Control

  • AF Modes
    • Multi Point AF
    • Center Weighted AF
    • Spot AF
    • Tracking Focus
    • Face Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator Auto / Off

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
  • Erase/Protect
    • Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder
    • Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
  • Media/Battery Indicator Yes / Yes

Drive System

  • Self-timer
    • Off
    • 10sec.
    • 2sec.
    • portrait1
    • portrait2
  • Shutter Speeds
    • iAuto(2" - 1/1600)
    • Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
    • Manual(30"-1/1600)
  • Burst Mode Approx 1 fps at 16.1MP (Maximum 100 shots)


  • Flash Modes
    • Auto
    • Flash On
    • Slow Synchro
    • Flash Off
  • Flash Coverage
    • ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 3.7m(11 7/8 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.2m to 2.1 m(3 feet 11 1/4 inches to 6 feet 10 3/4 inches)(T)
    • ISO3200: up to Approx.7.3 m(23 feet 11 1/2 inches)(W) / Approx.4.1 m(13 feet 5 1/2 inches)(T)

Advanced Features

  • Sweep Panorama
    • Sweep Panorama
    • Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Face Detection
    • 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology Yes
  • Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode Image Stabilization
  • In-Camera Editing
    • Trimming
    • Red Eye Correction
    • Unsharp Masking
  • Intelligent Auto Yes
  • Shooting Tips Yes
  • Tracking Focus Off / Auto
  • Blink Detection Yes
  • Picture Effects Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key


  • Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
  • SD Output 4:3
  • HD Output Composite
  • USB Port(s)
    • Multi (AV/USB)
    • Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)


  • Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BG1 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity
    • Typical: 3.4Wh(960mAh)
    • Minimum:3.3Wh(910mAh)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.3W
  • Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 2W

What's In The Box:

  • Battery (NP-BBG1)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Charger
  • Instruction Manual
  • Multi USB Cable

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.49 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1–3/8""
  • Height: 2–3/8"
  • Width: 4–1/8"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Limited 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels16.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2–3/8"
Width (inches)4–1/8"
Depth (inches)1–3/8"
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom64x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthStill 16:9: 26-416mm, Still 4:3: 24-384mm, Movie 16:9: 25-400mm(SteadyShot Standard), 26-416mm(SteadyShot Active), Movie 4:3: 31-496mm(SteadyShot Standard), 32-672mm(SteadyShot Active)
Focus ModesHigh Sensitivity, Soft snap, Soft Skin, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet mode, Advanced Sports Shooting
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeClear Photo™ LCD (460K dots)
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2/10 Seconds
Shutter SpeediAuto(2" - 1/1600), Program Auto(1" - 1/1600), Manual(30"-1/1600)
Storage MediaMS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power SourceLITHIUM ION NP-BG1 3.6V
White BalanceAuto (Intelligent), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting), Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set


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Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90

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Do not buy this camera

By Ruby1

from Arizona

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

I received this camera for my birthday and I cannot find anything good to say about it. Sometimes it just freezes up! Can't even use it...Do not buy this camera.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Glad I bought the camera.


from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

My son killed my old camera so I was in need of a new one shopped around alot reading reviews, youtube reviews checking sites for a good price almost went with another site and I would have paid much more had I done that. I finally checked the sony site for the camera and found it at a very great price (however I did buy it when on sale price and couldnt resist buying it). I love the camera it's very easy to use, takes great pics, I love the panaramic options, the zoom is great for I needed. The only issues for me is the pop up flash since my finger will be on that spot when the flash pops up. Other than that it's a great camera and I love it and would recommend it as a present or for yourslef.

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By Turnsoul

from Seattle WA

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

This is a good quality camera as you would expect from Sony. The only problem I have is how slow it is. This camera seems to always be "processing". I wish I had read more reviews about it before purchasing.

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Not good inside with flash

By S and S

from Chicago

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer


  • Easy To Use
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact


  • No Viewfinder
  • Poor Flash
  • Poor Image Quality
  • Poor Image Stabilization

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Red Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

Indoors using flash in Program mode with anything less than ISO 400 results in dark fuzzy blurry photos almost every time. Even in "Easy" mode I would rate indoor photos no more than 6/10. Performs adequately in sunshine, and videos (indoors and out) are also OK. But, I have taken much better photos with cameras costing half as much.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


good camera

By sultan44

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

its great first photo was of a full moon great zoom that u can see the craters

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


New Stylish Economical Camera DSC-W650/BFD

By Murali

from New York

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

Handy,User Friendly,Economical - Compact Camera from legend brand SONY. -Murali Manoharan

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Great Camera

By OutbackDog

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

I bought this camera for a couple of reasons. I love taking pictures of abandoned structures and I needed something that was good in low light. I was originally going to purchase the Canon Powershot G12, but it had a lot of features I was not sure if I ever was going to use and for the price of 2 Sony DSC-H90's, was it worth it. I will never know, because this camera has everything I need and more. I am no expert, but I am very happy with the purchase.

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Always with me

By JoLog

from Georgia

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

I love the 18X zoom and the fact that the camera is small enough to carry all the time, in my purse or clipped to my belt loop in a small case. The photos are sharp and have good color. Even indoors without a flash, I have had nice photos of family and pets. It also has some fun picture modes. I am happy with my purchase.

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About this camera..

By johnpap

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 16.1 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera H90:

hello.. i bought this camera today and i'm so excited. this camera is just amazing. the zoom is incredible and the videos just perfect. the pictures are perfect too and the focus is very fast. it has great features such as sweep panorama and smart effects to make your photo better. you won't regret it if you buy it.. thank you sony

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