Sony HX90V Camera Puts 30X Zoom in Your Pocket for $430

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voodoochicken

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If storage is mentioned in the article I missed it. Does it still use Memory Sticks that are incompatible with the entire planet?
 

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a 1/2.3 inch sensor means that the camera will likely lost pretty much all fine detail at about ISO 400, meaning portraits will be devoid of all skin texture.

A long zoom does not mean much unless it can maintain a good aperture f6.3 on that sensor means 100% no bokeh even at full zoom, and not enough shutter speed to freeze the action of even someone jobbing during a sunny day, thus there are very few areas where that zoom will be useful.

The camera is also horribly overpriced. You are better off spending that money on a Nikon D3200 (both are about the same price) While the zoom will not be as good with the kit lens, you will get far better image quality, and high ISO performance. On top of that, you have the option of later on adding a better lens.

And most importantly, you can shoot in camera raw.
 

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Hey, this is a *compact* camera. It fits in your pocket. If you're looking at the Nikon D3200, then you're not in the market for this kind of camera at all. A comparison with the Panasonic ZS50 makes sense if you want a viewfinder, and to the Canon SX700 HS or Nikon Coolpix S9700 and others make sense if you don't need a viewfinder. However, it's simple physics: a compact 30x lens needs a small sensor. That's why all the compact 30+x zooms and even the larger SLR-like bridge cameras use a 1/2.3" sensor.
 
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