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Sony HX90V

Sony HX90V

MPN: 35905704
4.9 from 10 reviews

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MarkSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • Verified purchase

A compact, robust travel camera with a good zoom


Purchased in June 2018 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $400.00.



  • 13 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Great Travel Companion


This camera is light, compact and well-designed, love its 180 degree tilting screen for selfies and travel vlogging. It produces good quality daylight photos for daily life or travelling. Video quality is pretty good during the day, a little lagging on auto focusing but quite smooth overall. My only complain is that the grip is a little slippery to hold on to.

Purchased in May 2019 at eBay.



  • 18 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Great compact ultra-zoom camera for travelling

Date PurchasedMay 2018


  • 8 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Bargain Point & Shoot

Date PurchasedJun 2016


ShawnSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 14 reviews

Awesome Camer.


Had mine a few years now but its a great camera, its been overseas and on many trips, no issues to date, Sony Reliability matched with a decent zoom lens
My only gripe is certain menu options could be better layed out for ease of use
A very capable point and shoot.

Date PurchasedOct 2015



  • 31 reviews

The best of the best!


I absolutely L.O.V.E my Sony camera! I have always had Sony cameras and have grown accustomed to their menu's and settings. But I wanted the best price and value. I got quotes from multiple stores and the cheapest price was $449. RRP online was $499. Best photo's ive ever taken too! Even if it's windy or my hands wobble the camera is intelligent in that it has auto focus/stabilize and my pics come out amazing. Many people have been amazed at the amount of detail this camera picks up. Defines always will opt for Sony!

Date PurchasedSep 2016


duesseldorf67Sydney, NSW

  • 28 reviews

12 months Report

Date PurchasedMar 2016



  • 2 reviews

Best Camera I have owned. Replaced my old DSLR


This camera has almost everything. The great things about the camera include; the massive 30x zoom, the Zeiss lens, the amazing EVF (electronic view finder), the camera 180 degree tiltable display, the control ring and its battery life. Only downsides is the lack of RAW. The price is definitely a bargain for this pocket camera. I travelled Europe with it and had no problems. Downloading pictures onto your smartphone is a breeze, only needing to download the app.

Maurice G Boyce

Maurice G BoyceSydney, NSW

  • 27 reviews

Amazingly Clear Pictures


Best Compact Travel Camera


Sony HX-90V Pros- 18.2 Mega pixel Exmor R sensor, 30x optical zoom; built in EVF, customisable control ring, 180 tiltable LCD high qulity video and best of all the features of this camera are just amazing it has GPS, NFC wireless . Well it may not be rx100 m4 but it sure does do the job well. To think of it this little gem is everything rx100m4 is but without the 1 inch sensor. Highly recommend it and I won't put a hole in your wallet. I would recommend a spare battery.

Questions & Answers

Amanda J

Amanda Jasked

I wish I had NEVER bought this camera. Absolute waste of $400.
I have NEVER been able to transfer photos from it to my Apple devices despite spending hours on the phone with tech help.
Trouble shooting did not help. One suggestion was to ring Apple and ask if I could install outdated software back on my devices. Then I MIGHT be able to transfer photos. Ridiculous.
I asked for a refund, which was denied, despite being under warranty. I was told the camera was in perfect working order despite emails from the tech saying otherwise.
Sony did not look at the camera, offer to fix it or replace it. I'm just told to ring tech support. If the camera is fine, why do I need to keep ringing tech support.
Sony Australia, you have treated me like an idiot. I want a refund.

1 answer

Just buy a lightning to SD card reader from Apple and inert the SD card into the slot. Then insert the lightning end into the iphone/ipad and go to Photos. Use the import function to transfer photos.



Does this camera take good clear close up photos?

1 answer

Yes, it does. It has a macro feature and creates some nice bokeh. You can find sample macro pictures and videos of this camera on Youtube.



Would it be suitable for a 13 year old? Is it simple to use?

2 answers
Maurice G Boyce
Maurice G Boyce

I feel that with some very basic and quite simple tuition the answer would be a resounding YES. The controls are simple, 1, On switch. 2, Setting AUTO, 3, Lens Defaults to wide angle but so simple to zoom in close and FOCUS is automatic. (In other words it is POINT & SHOOT 4, Look at the screen and press the shutter button. Picture review is then quite simple with a dedicated playback button on the rear of the camera.

The flash is also simple to operate if requited and also is basically automatic.

Did you say 13 year old? Good, they will know more about this camera and all it's additional features than their parents in next to no time!


Thanks for the answer and advice. it looks a nice little camera.

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