• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6900 advantages over Sony HX90V

  • Less expensive
    $159 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Lighter weight
    181g vs 245g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony HX90V advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 390 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 115k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Nikon S6900
Fujifilm T550
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Sony HX90V
Fujifilm T550
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon S6800

Nikon S6900
Nikon S6800
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony HX90V
Nikon S6800
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ10
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Sony HX90V
Panasonic SZ10
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony WX500

Nikon S6900
Sony WX500
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony HX90V
Sony WX500
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon S6900
Sony HX80
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony HX90V
Sony HX80
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in GPS
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
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