Front view of the Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 camera.
Rear view of the Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 camera.
Top view of the Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 camera.
Bottom view of the Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 camera.
Left hand side view of the Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 camera.
Right hand side view of the Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 camera.

Sony Cybershot DSC-S90.

I was given this camera along with another one to try out as a little project on my motorbike, (a "Yamaha FZ600 Fazer S2") as a video camera rather than using it as a conventional camera for taking photographs. The idea was to make some sort of mounting bracket behind the screen and capture video footage as I rode along.

Unfortunately there are a few flaws with using it as a video capture device as it kept on shutting down whilst in use. I think this is down to either to much vibration or a problem with the auto focus system when traveling at speed.

The camera was only "bodge" mounted on the handlebar clamp using cable ties and a few wooden wedges for alignment and I did get some reasonable footage but I guess a better more rigid mounting system is required.

The camera can still be used as a normal camera and it doesnt take to bad a picture. Using this camera is easy as it is a point and shoot camera but it also carries enough adjustable settings to allow the user to customise how the picture is taken, there are also numerous preset mode settings selectable from the top dial for various conditions.

The camera body is made mainly out of plastic but despite this there is a nice solid feel to the camera, being plastic obviously reduces weight compared to cameras made of metal.

Like the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 this camera takes 2 AA bateries to make it work. Using 2 Ni-MH 2100 mAh rechargeable batteries they last for ages on a single charge but if you are constantly zooming in and out the usage time drops to about half. All said and done though the usage time is still pretty impressive.

Included In The Donation:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90 Camera with 32MB built in internal memory, 2 Lithium AA size Batteries, Carry Strap.

More Camera Information:

The Sony DSC-S90 is not the successor to the Sony DSC-S85, but is one of two near-identical entry-level four point one million pixel cameras from Sony (the other being the Sony DSC-S60; the main difference is that the Sony DSC-S90 has a 2.5-inch screen and comes with rechargeable batteries). This camera includes seven scene modes, Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x zoom, full manual exposure mode, VGA/30fps MPEG movie mode and a claimed 420-shot maximum battery life

Sony Cybershot DSC-S90.

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Front View.
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Rear View.
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Side View.
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Top View.

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Bottom View.
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Side View.


Effective pixels 4.1 million
Max resolution 2304 pixels x 1728 pixels
ISO rating Auto - 400
Optical zoom 39mm - 117mm
Internal Memory 32 Mega Bytes
Aperture range F2.8 - F5.6
Shutter speeds 30 secs - 1/1000 sec
Flash modes Auto,Red-eye reduction,Slow
Movie clips MPEG1 (640 x 480)
Storage types Sony Memory Stick
Quality levels Fine, Standard
LCD screen 2.5" TFT 115,000 pixels
Dimensions 108 x 52 x 26 mm (4.25 x 2.1 x 1 in)

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