Summary: very much impressed by the photo quality plus 16x zoom does the optical stablisation very well.very handy camera .video quality is really amazing .you can say it is hybrid camera for shooting videos as well as photos.1080p50p is first time company have truely managed to produce a very good camera for shooting videos as well as photos.
Summary: Not sure I would purchase this again with the flash issue being a major negative. It will eventually break and get stuck down and will need to be repaired (three weeks with Sony minimum). I can deal with the other drawbacks but be wary of this flash issue.
Pros: Still shots and video all-in-one package. Multiple (and a bit confusing) features.
Cons: A bit bulky and not truly one that fits in the pocket. Flash design is very poor and will break. Its pop-up location is where your fingers go. Zoom is very hard to pinpoint control and is noisy to the point where it compromises video.
Pros: lots more options....good focusing(manual,auto,semiauto),intelligent image stabilization,Clear RAW Noise Reduction,Slow synchro in flash,, lots of shooting programs,1/1600 sec shutter speed makes it the best one to afford
Summary: For those looking for a compact megazoom with generally pleasing picture quality (and not having the cash to splurge on a full-blown dSLR), may I recommend that they look no further than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. Its array of manual settings ensures that one has the chance to choose the best possible setting for any scene, save extremely dimly lit situations.
Pros: Excellent Full HD video, decent low light performance, several manual modes, super bright screen makes picture viewing even in direct sunlight a pleasure, Memory Recall, HDMI cable included (Though it may be region-specific).
Cons: The zoom noise is easily picked up in video recordings,the chrome accents are a fingerprint magnet, soft photos in dark light, Full HD videos are memory hungry, takes a while to charge completely.
Summary: WOW! Great camera. I had previously purchased a Nikon S4100 compact digital camera. It was a good camera with one exception; the picture quality was very poor. After six months or so the lens stopped moving in and out and I returned it on my optional warranty and was given a refund. I hope that the camera was just defective from the start, but at any rate I was very disappointed with it.
Summary: I've had a lot of cameras in my time. Currently I have a Nikon d70 and some cheapo panasonic. My wife keeps dropping the point and shoots (three thus far) so I've seen first hand how they've progressed through the years. This camera is amazing. The focus is really fast, and the in-camera low-light processing is faster than my noise-ninja was just a few years ago- works better too. There are lots of options, but you'll have the most fun with the background blur function.
Pros: Consistent good shots, lots of options, great video and lens.
Camera is good, PC interface problematical, Mac is great
Thomas L. Clark, Amazon
24 February 2012
Summary: As of this writing I have owned this camera for only two days. With decades of experience and a huge investment in pro photo equipment I'm not exactly a newbie. I find this camera to be remarkable in its class. Of course it can't compete optically with bodies and lenses costing 10X as much as this complete outfit, but for a pocketable item it knocks the socks off of even the best cell phone cameras. That is exactly why I bought it.