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Sony CyberShot S90
Sony CyberShot S90

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Sony CyberShot S90

Editor's Review

The pocket-sized Sony CyberShot DSC-S90 is one of two new S-series cameras announced by Sony at the 2005 Photo Marketing Association show. Offering simple controls, seven preset scene modes, and 4-megapixel resolution, the Sony S90 is aimed at point and shoot photographers who want to take good shots without worrying about manual controls. The S90 is practically identical to the Sony S60, with the exception of its large 2-5-inch LCD screen (the S60 has a 2-inch screen). Perhaps the most interesting thing about the S90, however, is its extended battery life -- Sony claims that the S90 can get 110 shots out of a pair of ordinary alkaline AA batteries, and 550 shots off a pair of NiMH rechargeable batteries.


  • 4.1 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 2x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG file formats
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Part Number: SPKSA
  • UPC: 027242656406
  • Release Date: Mar 09, 2005

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Sony CyberShot S90 Reviews

Sony CyberShot S90 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Quality of Indoor pics (Marie Janeson — 11/16/2006)

This is a wonderful camera. Though it lacks manual controls it seems to do a wonderful job. My only reservation is that the quality of the indoor shots is much poorer compared to that of the outdoor ones. In low light the pictures almost have an orangey cast. Though if you are inside near a window they are again gorgeous.

  • 4.0 out of 5
pretty decent (randi — 10/27/2006)

i have owned this camera for a very long while. it takes pretty decent pictures. although, beware! the lcd screen is very weak and does break very easily. sony will NOT replace your camera if this happens.

  • 5.0 out of 5
EXCELLENT RESULTS WITH SUCH A PRICE.... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I could not stop muself registering my views about the excellent result..If you have less money, and interested in excellent result...JUST GO FOR IT..

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not that happy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've had this camera since December and bought it for all of the many advanced features offered, the 2.5" LCD screen was the clincher. It offers a very smooth optical and digital zoom. The menu is very easy to navigate and offers lots of individual control over ISO, exposure and focus. However I'm very disappointed in the photo quality. Even though I'm able to increase sharpness, contrast and color saturation levels, I'm still unable to get the crisp, true to life colors I had with my old Olympus Camedia 460, which was basically almost fully automatic. Action shots come out blurred as there is no Sports mode, you have to use burst mode to capture several pictures then pick the best one and in this mode you cannot control the flash. Unless you have it in Auto mode, with the flash on you get camera shake even in low/normal lighting conditions, and then the colors are washed out. Despite all of the features offered, in my opinion, my old Olympus took much better pictures.

  • 5.0 out of 5
perfect cam (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

it has many things that help me to take shots and video.

  • 5.0 out of 5
it's really great (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm a West Indian man who was looking for a good camera to buy and came up on this one, i'll recommend this to anyone who's looking for one.It has a great battery life and taking and deleting photos is a breeze, i have no REGRETS

  • 4.0 out of 5
Best Sony Camera for under $200 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm a pro, so this was a purchase for my wife... BUT I find myself grabbing it for quick shots of the kids, etc (not for money stuff, for personal shots, etc) Focuses great in low light, compared to other sony cameras... Better auto foucs than the V1 or the W1, or P92 in my opinion... you have plenty of manual controls for a camera of this type and cost - people that have complained about that, don't remember that this is an amazing camera for less than $200!! - No, it's not a Canon D5, but I'd never compare it to any DSLR, but I don't think you can get f/2.8 for less money... good sized LCD too... Wife loves it... Movie mode is great also, again, won't replace my real cameras, but in a pinch, it's nice to have... zoom is nice as well... optics are great at any focal length, color balance seems "ok" Get one if you can find it :-) If you never go past 5x7 print size, and you want a faster than normal lens in this price range, this is your best sony to own... a jump up would be like a Canon S60 - I don't really like many of Sony's mid line PandS cameras... you don't need 7MP if you never make 8x10's!... 4MP is good enough for 80 Percent of most peoples use... - My 2 cents -

  • 5.0 out of 5
It's wonderful (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I'm really proud to be lucky owner of S90, coz it just suite the my purpose. I think its specially been made to my necessities. I actually bought it to my brother as a present for him, he got really excited by seening the performance of S90. This is not a camera, it's a magical mirror which can make pictures as clear as water.It's great.

  • 4.0 out of 5
nice camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is our first digital camera. We've had it for several weeks and have a question. When we take a picture and view it on the LCD screen it looks great, but when I print it I lose alot of my picture on the top and bottom. Very disappointing to think I've taken a great picture only to print it and it cuts off their hair and feet. Am I doing something wrong? Otherwise I like the cameras features and ease of use and the big screen.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good pictures; easy to use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is my first digital camera and I am quite happy with it (along with my Epson photo printer).
The LCD screen is just right for an over 60 person. Am happy that I decided the time was right for a digital camera. Thanks Sony for simplicity for an average photo taker who takes a lot of scenic vacations.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Who needs more than 4.1 mega pixles (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is awesome, great LCD screen, large and bright. and the lens is amazing as is all of the Carl Zeiss lenses. for the price and what I need it for its awesome, why spend 200 bucks more for the status of having MORE MEGA PIXLES. That's just a little part of digital photography. the lens the speed the options and the pictures all are awesome. if you are a person wanting to take really good pictures in most any situation, buy this camera!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Easy to use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera has a very large screen and pictures come out great. It has many different settings and is VERY easy to use.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Awesome (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is a really nice camera. I think for the price, it would be hard to beat. The battery life is incredible. The LCD screen is also HUGE! I am not a prof. photographer, but it takes damn good pictures if you ask me. I am very happy with it so far. Again, if you hate recharging batteries, this is the camera for you. I have taken over 250 this weekend, recorded video and previewed the pictures a ton of times on the camera and my battery is still 3/4 full!!!! Hope this helps.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great basic camera! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is my first digital camera and I have had no problems with it at all. Still, it's always a great idea to purchase an extended warrenty (if offered. I love the bigger screen, it makes it easier to really see what you are looking at!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Problem with different modes! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Hello, this is my first digital camera and I really loved it. But now I have a big problem. My camera can't swith to the most usable modes like : movie mode, review mode, auto mode, P mode and M mode. When I power off my camera and after that turn it on it is on auto mode. But I can use the other modes. I am fully disappointed!!!

  • 3.0 out of 5
clear lcd screen but not enough color (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

not enough color richness comparing photo taken from canon a40(2megapix.

  • 5.0 out of 5
It's Hot! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Amazing picture quality. Super sharp 2.5 LCD display. Flexible control. This camera is simply HOT!

Rechargable battery and charger included. Long battery life.

A good looking camera too!

  • 4.0 out of 5
nice clear picks but not enough color (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Missing true to lifeness quality, compared to a Canon 2.0 megapixel! Lacks color richness.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Impressive (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am quite satisfied with its performance.
Quite handy too.