View, Edit, And Print Images
Inputs and Outputs
Package Contents: This DSC-H90 Camera Bundle includes the Sony DSC-H90
digital camera, a black camera case, and a 4 GB Class 4 SDHC memory card.
3" LCD Screen: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 digital
camera has a 3.0" Clear Photo LCD display with 460,000 dots. The LCD
brightness control lets you set the brightness from 1 (dark) to 5 (bright). The camera does not include a separate
Dual Media: This camera has 27 MB of internal memory. This
camera is also compatible with the following recording media: Memory Stick Duo
(still images only), Memory Stick PRO
Duo (Mark 2 only for movie recording), Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
(Class 4 or higher).
Image Recording Formats: The camera records still images in
JPEG format. Moving images with audio (mono) are recorded in
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera
uses a 7.75mm (1/2.3") color Super HAD CCD image sensor with approximately 16.4-million
and 16.1-million effective pixels.
G-Series Lens: Designed and manufactured to the highest standards of
optical performance, the Sony G-Lens is optimized to perfectly complement the
advanced image sensors and image processing technology in Sony's cameras. The
DSC-H90 camera features a wide-angle G-series lens that will widen your
view and capture more of the city, landscape, or group portrait. The lens
has a 16x optical zoom and a focal length of 24mm
to 384mm (35mm equivalent) for still images, 25-400mm for 16:9 movies and
31-496mm for 4:3 movies. It has an aperture range of F3.3 to F8.0 (W) and
F5.9 to F14 (T).
Smart/Precision Digital Zoom: The camera has a
Precision Digital Zoom of 4x. Combined with the 16x optical zoom, the maximum
total zoom is 64x. The camera's Smart zoom technology intelligently uses the
full image sensor to let you zoom into the portion of interest by
cropping the image size, thus avoiding the image degradation found in most
digital zooms. The maximum
zoom scale depends upon the image size:
Note: Smart zoom is not compatible with
16M or 16:9 (12M)
Optical SteadyShot: With Optical SteadyShot image
stabilization, the DSC-H90 uses a built-in gyro sensor to compensate for shaky
hands, minimize blur, brighten images, and allow flash-free shooting to preserve
Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still
images, the DSC-H90 allows you to choose from six image sizes:
(4608 x 3456)
(3648 x 2736)
(2592 x 1944)
(640 x 480)
(4608 x 2592)
(1920 x 1080)
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, you can
also record MPEG-4 movies (with AAC audio) at 30 frames per second. Available
image sizes include
1280 x 720 Fine (bit rate 9 Mbps), 1280 x 720 Standard (6
Mbps), and VGA
640 x 480 (3 Mbps).
Note: You can shoot continuously for
approximately 29 minutes. Maximum MPEG-4 movie file size is
approximately 2 GB.
Burst/Bracket Modes: The camera offers two multiple-image
- Burst: The burst mode lets you shoot multiple images when you press and
hold down the shutter release. Up to 100 images can be recorded at the
highest resolution (16M) at approximately 1 frame per second. Focus, White Balance, and Exposure Value (EV)
are set with the first image.
- Bracket: The bracket mode lets you shoot a series of 3
images, each with a different exposure setting--one at normal exposure, one
under exposed, and one over exposed. You can select three different step
values: 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV. You can also choose a bracket mode with
the white balance at normal, shifted toward blue, and shifted toward red.
Self-Timer: You can set the
Self-Timer mode to a 10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the
picture. You can also select two Self-Portrait Timer modes which will
capture the image 2 seconds after the face of one person or two people are
Focus Modes: You can select from three auto focusing
- Multi AF: The camera focuses in nine areas around the center of
the frame. This method is helpful when your subject is not centered in the
- Center AF: The camera focuses on a subject in the center of the
frame. By pressing the shutter release halfway, you can lock the focus on
your subject and recompose your shot with the subject off center.
- Spot AF: The camera focuses on a very small area in the center of
Tracking Focus: If you are trying to photograph a moving
subject, you can use the tracking focus feature to keep the subject in focus as
it moves around the frame. If Face Detection and tracking focus are used at the
same time, the camera will track a selected face if it is registered with the
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto
focus) Illuminator briefly provides fill light to focus more easily on a subject
in dark surroundings. You can set the AF Illuminator to Auto or Off.
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to
eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to
deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give
priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's
face to be given priority.
Anti-Blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help
counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the
Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less
squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be
displayed after you take the shot so you can determine whether or not you need
to take another shot.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology
automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing
the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it
happens. You can adjust the degree of Smile Detection
Sensitivity as desired.
Scene Recognition: Scene Recognition mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings:
Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight,
Landscape, Spotlight, Low Light, and Macro. You can select from Auto or Advanced
Scene Recognition modes.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can
select from the following shooting modes:
- Scene Selection Modes: You can choose from the following Scene Selection modes:
- Soft Skin: Allows you to shoot faces with
- Soft Snap: Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere
for portraits, flowers, etc.
- Landscape: This mode is used for shooting landscapes at
- Night Portrait: This mode is used for shooting
people in the foreground at night.
- Night Scene: This mode is used for shooting a distant
subject at night.
- High Sensitivity: The camera shoots without flash in
low light, reducing blur. Any size image available. Sensitivity increased up
to ISO 3200.
- Gourmet: Shoots food arrangements in delicious color.
- Pet: Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the
- Beach: This mode is for shooting at seaside or the
- Snow: This mode shoots whitish scenes brightly.
- Fireworks: This mode allows you to record fireworks in
all their splendor.
- Advanced Sports Shooting: Allows you to shoot fast movements such
as in sports; while the shutter button is pressed halfway, subject motion is
predicted and focus is adjusted automatically.
- Intelligent Auto Mode (iAuto): Allows you to shoot
still images with the settings adjusted automatically.
- Program Auto: Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted
automatically (both the shutter speed and aperture value). You can also
select various settings using the menu.
- Manual: You can set the exposure manually. The shutter speed can
be set between 1/1600 and 30 seconds. The aperture (F value) can be set
between F3.3 and F8.0 (Wide Angle) or between F5.9 and F14 (Telephoto).
- Sweep Panorama Mode: The camera can take vertical or
horizontal panoramic shots of up to 224-degrees, or a full 360-degree
- Movie Mode: Allows you to record MPEG-4 movies with mono audio.
Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +2.0EV to
-2.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash
features a range of 11-7/8"
to 12' 1-3/4" with the zoom set
to wide and 3' 11-1/4" to 6' 10-3/4" with the zoom set to telephoto. The flash
- Auto: the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings are
- On: the flash strobes with every shot
- Slow Synchro: the flash is used regardless of the amount of
ambient light, but the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions,
allowing you to clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit
- Off: the flash does not operate
Red-eye Reduction: The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon. You can set to Auto (when Face Detection is
activated), On, or Off.
Metering Modes: You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting
conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can
select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to
Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (white fluorescent), Fluorescent 2 (natural white
fluorescent), Fluorescent 3 (day white fluorescent), Daylight, Cloudy, One Push
(adjust white balance depending on the light source) or One Push Set (memorizes
the basic white color which will be used).
Grid Lines: The cameras
on-screen grid lines make it easy to set a subject's horizontal and vertical
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image.
The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a
dark image when skewed to the left side.
In-camera Function Guide: An
on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera
functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The
function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
Date and Time:
Each time you take a picture, the camera records the date and time. The date and
time are not superimposed on the picture, instead saved in a data file along
with the image. Using the included PMB software, you can print or save images
with the date.
View, Edit, And Print Images
View Modes: The Sony DCR-H90's View Mode allows you to
select your recorded images and movies by date, folder (stills), or folder (movies).
Auto Orientation: When the camera is rotate to shoot a portrait
(vertical) image, the camera records it position change and displays the image
in the portrait position.
Index View: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in full
screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index view mode. The index
feature lets you to display a total of 16 (4 x 4) or 25 (5 x 5) images.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects
(Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, or Active). Each effect has a preset music
soundtrack, or you can choose from the 4 selections. A slide show without music
can also be chosen. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted,
allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds or automatic to suit the selected effect. You can select Folder play (all images in the selected folder), All play
(all images on the memory card), or This Date (all images from selected date). When repeat
is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to
8x the size of the original image. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left
to right and up or down through the image.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in
90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Retouching Still Images: You can add effects or make corrections to a
recorded images and then record it as a new file while the original image is
retained. You can use the following features to edit your recorded images:
- Trimming: playback zoom is performed on the image and
part of the image is cropped
- Red Eye Correction: corrects the red-eye phenomenon
caused by flash
- Unsharp Masking: sharpens the image within a chosen
Images: You can delete a selected
image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid
accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-H90 is powered by the
supplied NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, or the optional
Lithium-Ion battery. Using the supplied BC-CSGD battery charger, the battery can
be fully charged in approximately 330 minutes, or 270 minutes for a normal
charge. Under normal operating conditions, the
battery has the following capacity:
||Number of Images
||Approx. 145 min
||Approx. 290 images
||Approx. 280 min
||Approx. 5600 images
||Approx. 120 min
Eco Mode: The Eco Mode lets you conserve battery power by
turning the screen off or shutting down the camera automatically after a certain
period of inactivity. You can choose from two options of Eco Mode: Standard and
Max. The Max setting saves battery power better than when set to Standard by
turning off the screen or camera sooner.
Inputs and Outputs
USB/AV Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack
on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable for
downloading your photos to your computer or printer, or the optional VMC-15CSR1 A/V
cable for viewing images on a TV. The interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.
Built-in Software: The DSC-H90 has the following built-in
software that can be installed on your computer when you connect the camera via
- PlayMemories Home (Windows Only): With the PlayMemories
Home software you can:
- Import and display images recorded on the camera.
- View images in your computer by organizing them by shooting date on
- Correct still images (red-eye correction, etc.) print, send images
by email, and change shooting date/time.
- Save and print images with the shooting date inserted.
Note: The "PlayMemories
Home" software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating
systems only. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use
applications that are pre-installed on your Mac.
- Music Transfer (Windows/Mac): Music Transfer allows you
to replace the Music Files provided in the camera at the factory with your
favorite tracks, and to delete and add Music Files. You can import MP3 files
from your computer hard drive, CD tracks, or preset music saved on the
camera. Music Transfer is compatible with the following operating systems:
Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2 (except for Starter Edition), and Windows
XP SP3 (except for 64-bit and Starter editions).