Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot HX9V is a 16.2 Megapixel pocket super-zoom with a 16x range, built-in GPS and 3in screen. The HX9V uses a newly designed 16 Megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R sensor. A big step up from the 10 Megapixel HX5 launched a year earlier, it provides the same 10fps burst shooting modes of the earlier model plus full HD 1080p50/60 movie recording.
Pros: Great 16 Megapixel image quality, 1080p50 HD video, Superior Auto composite modes, Hi Resolution panoramas
Cons: Poor GPS performance (on test sample), Only 2 apertures in Manual mode, Proprietary A/V port, Quality deteriorates quickly at high ISOs
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.
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.
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