Sep 28, 2005

Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 User Review

Sony's Cybershot DSC-S90 is one of the beefier Sony models but makes the most of it with a big LCD screen. With 4.1 megapixels, the compact digital camera batteries last longer because of its 1/2.7-inch Super HAD CCD and updated Real Imaging Processor. The S90 sports a larger LCD screen instead of increasing the megapixel count. The Sony Cybershot S90 has a large 2.5-inch LCD screen on its 4.75 x 2.5 x 1.6 inch plastic camera body. A 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens also adds a nice touch to this point-and-shoot digital camera. The S90 has seven preset scene modes along with a full manual and program automatic mode, making this a great digital camera for beginners whose skills are still blossoming. This type of camera often appeals to a family where some people are looking for ease of use while other are looking for more advanced features.

Steve's Digicams today posted their Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 User Review and I said-
"I was pleased with the image quality of the S90's 4M Fine mode. Outdoors images were well-exposed and sharp with true to life colors. Our indoor shots were well illuminated by the flash, which seemed more powerful than the 12.5-foot range claimed by Sony. Portraits had realistic skin tones, and the red eye reduction flash mode proved effective. Autofocus worked quite well in dim lighting, helped by the focus assist lamp. Flash power was well controlled at close range, making the S90 a good candidate for capturing images of small objects for online auction listings.
The Sony Cyber-shot S90 is a good all-around performer. Its very good image quality, useful features, 2.5-inch LCD, and good shooting performance belie its low $249 MSRP. And with 4-megapixels of resolution, you can create high-quality 8x10-inch or larger prints. The S90 is a cut above the average entry-level digicam, and would be an excellent choice as a family's first step into digital. "

Cybershot DSC-S90 Features:
  • 4.1-megapixel Sony Super HAD CCD imager

  • Carl Zeiss 3X optical zoom (39-117mm 35mm equiv)

  • 5-Area Multi-Point AF system with AF-assist illuminator

  • Large 2.5-inch color LCD with 115,000 pixels

  • 4 Shot Burst mode (4MP/Fine) for fast action or children

  • MPEG VX 640x480 movies w/sound at 30fps, length limited only by memory

  • Auto, Program, Manual and 7 Scene exposure modes

  • Multi-pattern metering with Spot option

  • Slow shutter Noise Reduction for cleaner long exposures

  • Playback options: Single, 9-image thumbnail, Slideshow, 5x magnification

  • Built-in Speedlight with Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Fill flash, Flash cancel and Slow sync.

  • High-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and A-V output

  • USB Direct-Print PictBridge compatibility

  • Powered by two standard AA type batteries

  • 32MB of internal memory plus MemoryStick Pro card slot

  • Optional Cyber-shot Station and rechargeable batteries, weatherproof housing, Wide and Tele lenses and Slave Flash