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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a multi-functional, high-performance camera that combines a variety of still photo and movie features into one device. This 16.2 MP Sony digital camera captures amazing still photos and digital films with amazing clarity. Photos are instantly analyzed by the Backlight Correction technology on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. The Backlight Correction technology ensures every photo is taken with the best possible lighting. View numerous photos instantly on a 3-inch LCD display located on the back of this digital camera. The LCD display features TruBlack technology that enhances the quality of pictures by emphasizing deeper and darker blacks and brightening colors. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V features an iSweep Panorama mode that allows users to capture landscape photos just by slowly panning across the landscape with this digital camera. This Sony digital camera also features an HD 1080/60p movie recorder that eliminates blurriness and captures the clearest movies possible.

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Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelHX9V
MPNDSC-HX9V/B
UPC0027242808768, 027242808768, 4905524768770, 4905524768787, 845251022728

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution16.2 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeExmor R CMOS

Lens System
Macro Focus Range5cm
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 384mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/1600 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Manual, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.25 m - 5.6 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick DUO PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeDigital, None

Dimensions
Depth1.33 in.
Height2.32 in.
Width4.12 in.
Weight7.58 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo, 1 x SD Memory Card

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVCHD, H.264, MPEG-4
Still Image FormatJPEG, Raw Image

Resolution
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features1080i Full HD Movie Recording, 1080p Full HD Movie Recording, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Automatic Brightness Adjustment, Automatic Face Tracking, Built-In Compass, Built-In GPS, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Contrast Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Function, Histogram Display, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PRINT Image Matching, Red eye Fix, Saturation Control, Self Portrait Auto Shutter, Sharpness Control, Smile Capture, USB 2.0 Compatibility
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Miscellaneous
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per second

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

  • THE GOOD

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is overflowing with shooting features, and has excellent photo and video quality and solid shooting performance.

  • THE BAD

    The HX9V might actually be too much camera for some users and there are a couple of minor design issues.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Feature junkies in search of a compact megazoom should get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V.

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Average review score based on 49 user reviews

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Created: 02/04/12

Excellent camera, produces great pics and video

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The primary reason I bought the camera was to seriously downsize my photo equipment for my recent trip to Thailand, from where I just returned. I decided that carrying a heavy DSLR on my shoulder for 2 weeks would be more than I was willing to undertake. Plus, I wanted a wide angle and long focal length in one lens which the Sony has. The focal length is totally impressive. I believe the quality of the photos are excellent. I spent some time going thru the manual before leaving on my trip so I felt comfortable using it. My first negative comment is about the manual which is a digital file. That makes it a real pain to read. One has the choice of either reading it on the computer monitor or printing the pages, both are a hassle while traveling. With the features this camera has it is absolutely essential to read and study at least some parts of the manual. For example, learning the GPS feature. Secondly, I agree with the other reviewers about the overpowered flash. There needs to be a way to adjust the output. Strangely enough I didn't have that many times that I needed the flash. It does quite well with available light. Thirdly, the flash should have been located someplace else on the camera body but after a few shots with the flash I learned to keep my left index finger on the base of the lens barrel. Lastly, the Sony will not save files in the RAW format. The image stabilization is very effective both in still and HD video mode. Auto focus is very good. The camera produces very accurate colors. I like my colors to pop a little so I am quite please with that feature. The 3" LCD produces absolutely beautiful, clear colors. The HD video is abolutely phenomenal. That is to be expected because Sony is not a newcomer to the world of video. If this camera is compared to the Canon G11, which I own and have used a lot, there is no comparison. The Sony excels in almost every category, plus it is much smaller than the Canon. The Sony does not fit into a shirt pocket but easily fits into a coat pocket or purse. Sony has an excellent camera in this model so I hope they make the suggested changes and keep it in their inventory.

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Created: 07/02/12

Amazing run and gun video capabilties in a small and light form factor

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

My 5/5 rating on picture quality for the Sony HX9v is mainly for its video 1080p60 capabilities. JPEGs are good but inferior to those from the decade old Ricoh GR Digital.

There are 2 major cons for the HX9v, a lack of manual functions and the Sony G lens essentially is a fixed aperture design! The camera changes aperture by introducing automatically a neutral density filter as required.

I bought the HX9V for its exceptional video capabilities. Try to find another p/s with a 1080p at 60 frames per second. You will be hard pressed to find that even on DSLRs, like my GH1 or GH2. Second, the camera has an exceptional active image stabilizer which mimicks a steadycam (especially at wide angles). I also like the 920k high resolution LCD screen. The HX9v is my video travel cam (displacing the GH1/GH2)

Interestngly enough, later product iterations from Sony do not equal the capabilities of the HX9v, with the exception of the new RX100 (but then this is a $650 camera). So newer does not translate to better.

At current market prices (sub $300), the HX9V is a real bargain.

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Created: 08/04/11

The best compact out there to date.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Have had this for a few days now after a month long wait. As I understand they are quite hard to come by with the lens being manufactured in Japan and the earthquake / tsunami disrupting supply. Anyway, after researching compact cameras to death I felt like I knew this camera back to front when I received it, so the learning curve with all the features was minimal. Picture quality is outstanding in good light. Low light is much better than any other camera I've owned, but probably not comparable to an SLR (not really fair to do so either). Night shots are awesome with 30 sec minimum shutter (vs 8 sec with my bridge camera) you can pick up a lot of stars even in smoggy, light polluted old Christchurch! The panoramic sweep I have only done indoors, which can create jagged lines - outdoors should be much better. Video is absolutely outstanding - just check out the online videos and compare with the competition, there's daylight between it and the others. I can't detect any zoom noise, the frame rate and I guess the write speed makes video so smooth. Filmed indoor go karting last night in poor light conditions and it still looked very impressive, focus was still quick and stereo sound to boot. So, if like me, you want a camera that can do it all pretty well and have it close at hand so that you don't miss those opportunities (this has happened a few times with my larger bridge camera), then I can certainly recommend this camera (if you can source one!).

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Created: 11/01/11

Excellent carry around alternative for when the DSLR is not there.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Excellent little point and shoot camera with lots of settings for customized use. Only feature I would have liked to see is a viewfinder as in bright outdoor usage, the screen view is difficult to see. I use it when I really don't want to pack my DSLR around or when I am caring for my granddaughter and want to get some quick candid shots of her. Picture quality is comparable to my Sony DSLR and the zoom lens adds a lot of flexibility.

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Created: 02/06/12

This is a camera that one can really dream of.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I have been using cameras for years, I bought 3D cameras from some other brands and finally came up with this camera HX9V. This camera is made in Japan and it is filled with a bundle of features. Out of the 3D cameras I used I can say that this is the only camera that has so much of features when comparing with its contemporary 3D cameras from other brands. The photo quality is amazing both in day and night. 16X optical zooming adds so much value to the camera. Sony G lens is can be credited for its super quality pictures. This has the ability of capturing 3D sweep Panorama and 3D still pictures. When I went to the market its price was bit high but ebay always gave me the best offer. This can be even used by a professional and almost can be compared with a SLR.

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