Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Compact Camera Review
11 February 2011
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is priced at Rs.16,990. This is a great camera and is priced competitively in the travel compact segment. It has really good zoom along with a neat 3D capture feature. The only thing we missed was the lack of aperture priority and shutter priority modes. Overall, this camera is ideal if your primary use is during get-togethers and parties because of its compact form factor.
Summary: The HX9V is a powerful compact but faces stiff competition from its cheaper rivals such as the Panasonic Lumix-DMC TZ20 and Canon PowerShot 230HS. But, for the extra money, the HX9V does offer an array of intelligent features, as well as a longer zoom lens and higher-resolution sensor.
The lack of manual options won't suit everyone, but for those looking for a high-quality compact that will fit in your pocket, the HX9V is certainly worth considering.
Summary: Sony has come up with a wide array of cameras this season and one among them is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. Among the diferent cameras that Sony has come up with in 2011 the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is the priciest of the lot. Although there is not much difference in the camera designs in most of the Sony models yet the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V looks quite fresh in its looks. Let us delve deep into the same and find out what it has in store for all of us.
Excerpt: The HX9V is one of the pricier pocket-sized ultra-zoom cameras, but it's also the most feature-packed. There's AVCHD video recording at up to 1080/50p, GPS tagging, manual exposure and focus control and a 3in, 921,000-dot screen that's as sharp as the eye can see. Battery life is also outstanding for a compact camera at 410 shots.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is an excellent camera as far as performance and features are concerned. The slim design with a carbon black metallic body is both stylish and rugged and also incredibly light-weight. The camera sports full manual control, packs 16x optical zoom in the small body, has image stabilisation that works like a charm, and has a GPS for geo-tagging.
Pros: Good image quality even in dark conditions; Fast shooting, Full HD video with stereo sound capture and autofocus plus optical zoom, Large crisp screen; Solid build; Full manual control.
Conclusion: The Cyber-shot HX9V is an excellent compact camera that leaves little to be desired. It’s rare to find a compact that doesn’t fall down at one or two hurdles, but this is Sony at its finest. The camera is easy to use, quick to focus, offers bags of user control, has a super-fast burst mode and, to top it off, produces excellent pictures. If we were being picky then the slow-to-respond menus and lack of shutter and aperture priority modes would be the only drawbacks.
Pros: Excellent zoom range, decent pictures, GPS, affordable, well built & good finish
Cons: No Aperture or Shutter Priority, menus can be a little slow to react
Excerpt: The DSC-HX9V is Sony's second travel-zoom camera, following last year's HX5 model. Travel-zooms now typically offer at least a 10x or bigger lens in a compact body that you can still fit inside a pocket, with some models upping the ante to a 16x lens. The Sony DSC-HX9V joins the party with a 16x extending optical lens with respectable maximum apertures of f/3.3 at the 24mm wide-angle setting and f/5.9 at the 384mm full telephoto setting.
Summary: We have a new favourite point-and-shooter, and it’s this, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. We love it more than any compact camera ever, including our previous favourite, the DSC-HX7V. There are two main reasons we like it so much. The first is that it’s packed with tricks that make it stacks of fun to play around with, and the second is that you can trust it to take a great picture in almost any situation.