Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90
- Great manual options, nice pictures, big screen
- Quite large and bulky
A good camera that does many things very well. It is let down a little by its design and the fact that it costs about the same as many higher resolution models.
Price$ 449.00 (AUD)
The Cyber-shot DSCS90 is quite a reasonable camera, despite only being 4 megapixels in a category packed with models as high as 8 megapixels. It isn't a camera that shines in any one area, but it is a package that would please many people.
The biggest problem with the camera is its size. It feels a generation or two behind most of the models in this section in terms of construction. It is large, bulky and mostly made of plastic, which made it feel weak and flimsy. At the same time it was just heavy enough to be uncomfortable to carry around.
It does, however, give you manual control of almost everything you could ask for. Shutter speed, aperture, focus, saturation, contrast and sharpness are all adjustable to some degree, which makes the camera feel a lot more advanced than the 4 megapixel CCD would indicate.
It comes with two rechargeable AA batteries. We prefer lithium ion for longer battery life, but some prefer to be able to stockpile batteries and change them on the fly if they are going to be away from power for a long time.
The DSCS90 produced quite reasonable images. They were detailed and the colour was rich, although they did have a tendency to look a little flat. Many of them were comparable in quality with those taken by the 5 megapixel cameras in this category.
The last thing to note about this model is its 2.5" LCD. It is always a more pleasant experience to take photos on a camera with a large screen, and this camera is no exception. We did notice the screen was of lower quality than others we had seen, with a fair amount of ghosting and blurring, but one can only expect so much from a cheap camera.
Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Evapolar USB air conditioner review
- 2 LED Lenser P7R Professional Torch review
- 3 Aftershokz Wireless Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones review
- 4 Review: Periscope users rejoice with Feiyu’s G4 Plus 3-Axis Gimbal for Smartphone video
- 5 2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost review
Latest News Articles
- Boom: SanDisk just dropped the world's largest SD card
- Camera app makers tap into RAW power with iOS, and look forward to dual lenses
- Google Camera 3.2 lets you snap pictures while recording video
- CES 2016: Top 10 trends
- Sony α7S II aimed film-makers and low light photographers
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- CCTechnical Architect/DesignerACT
- CCBusiness ArchitectNSW
- CCSenior Project ManagerACT
- FTCarrier/ Industrial Network ConsultantsWA
- CCContract Junior Programmer (J2EE/SQL) 160927/JP/551Asia
- FTBackup ConsultantWA
- CCJava / J2ee ProgrammersACT
- CCSolutions ArchitectACT
- FTCertification and Accreditation Security ConsultantACT
- CCProgram Manager - Data InsightVIC
- CCPMO AnalystNSW
- CCService Desk analystSA
- FTInfrastructure Solutions ArchitectACT
- CCTest Manager (HP Quality Centre / Kronos)NSW
- CCSenior Business Analyst -Change and SAP ProcurementNSW
- FTTest Manager (HP Quality Centre / ARIBA)NSW
- CCData Analyst | Data Feeds | Catalogue and MapNSW
- FTDesktop/Application SupportVIC
- CCBusiness Analyst with change management experienceACT
- CCSenior Change ManagerVIC
- CCIT Security ArchitectACT
- CCInfrastructure Project Manager - DCR ProjectNSW
- FTPositive Vetted ICT positions - Defence intelligence and information securityACT
- CCSenior Infrastrcture Project ManagerACT
- FTOutbound TelesalesVIC