• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
  • Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
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Predecessor: Sony HX50V
HX50V vs HX90V
Canon SX410 IS
SX410 IS vs SX420 IS
Successor: Sony HX99
HX90V vs HX99
 
General
Model Number: HX90V SX420 IS
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $429.95 $299.99
Street Price: $373.50 $199.00
Date Available: 2015-06-30 2016-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.6 oz (245 g)
includes batteries
11.5 oz (325 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(102 x 58 x 36 mm)
4.1 x 2.7 x 3.4 in.
(104 x 69 x 85 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R  
Effective Megapixels: 18.2 20.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.26 microns 1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
3664 x 3664 (13.4 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other)
5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
5152 x 3432 (17.7 MP, 3:2),
5152 x 2896 (14.9 MP, 16:9),
3856 x 3856 (14.9 MP, 1:1),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 0.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
1280x720 (25p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspheric elements) Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 720mm 24 - 1,008mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.1 - 123mm 4.3 - 180.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 30.00x 42.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W) / f/6.4(T) - f/8; 5-blade Iris Diaphragm f/3.5 (W) / f/6.6 (T) - ??
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image, up to 4x Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection AF: Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only) Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 0.2-inch 638K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, approx. 0.5x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity and -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.), -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, eye detector.  
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 638,400 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.50x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 230,400 dots (76,800 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; * Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting Auto, ISO 100 - 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Cool White, Fluorescent Day White, Fluorescent Daylight, Incandescent, Flash, Custom, One Push Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 15 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Advanced Sports Shooting, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Soft Skin, High Sensitivity, Intelligent Sweep Panorama; Effects: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10; 3 shots seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Sync., Flash Off, Rear Sync.; Red-eye reduction available Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.3 to 5.4m (W) / 2.5 to 3.0m (T) Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 16 ft. (W), 4.6 - 8.9 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.0m (W), (1.4m - 2.7m (T))
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi/Micro USB 2.0  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 0.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 390 shots 195 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 360 shots  
Battery Life, Video: 70 minutes 50 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1 Proprietary NB-11LH/NB-11L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-11LH Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black. Available in black or red.