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
Excerpt: (1 items) You'd be hard-pressed to find a camera that offers more features than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V ($350). Two years ago, its 16X-optical-zoom lens would have been enough to turn heads. In today's world of ever-shrinking cameras with ever-expanding zoom ranges, that zoom lens is simply one of this camera's many distinguishing factors.
Pros: 16X zoom lens with 24mm wide angle, Superb 1080p, 60-fps video quality, In-camera GPS and compass, Great modes for 3D, panorama, and low-light shots
Cons: Oversaturated colors in Auto mode, Limited GPS features, Pop-up flash is too powerful
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.
Excerpt: Claiming to offer a professional, DSLR-like performance, despite a fixed lens and smallish sensor, Sony’s 16-megapixel, 16x optical zoom Sony Cyber-Shot HX9V was awarded best compact of 2011-12 by industry body EISA. The serious, chunky-looking model ticks the right boxes for the latest technological must-haves by hosting GPS, 3D shooting options and Sony’s auto-stitching Sweep Panorama mode (also offered in plain 2D), which very effectively delivers up to a...
Broad ‘travel zoom’ type focal range, 3D image generation, stereo sound, customisable settings and full manual control
Requires a 3D TV to make the most of some core features
Excerpt: The Sony Cybershot HX9V is getting close to the holy grail of photography with pro-like digital SLR style performance from a compact digital camera that will fit in your pocket, says its maker. This is thanks in part to the light gathering properties of the 16 megapixel 1/2.3-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor at its core.
Pros: Packed with features, Good travel zoom, Built-in GPS and 3D
Cons: Need to add a 3D TV, Broader than rivals, GPS weak when indoors
Excerpt: Two years ago, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V's 16X-optical-zoom lens would have been enough to turn heads. In today's world of ever-shrinking cameras with ever-expanding zoom ranges, that zoom lens is simply one of this camera's many distinguishing factors.