Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
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Excellent choice..portable point and shoot/video
Steve B, Amazon
19 December 2011
Summary: I spent many hours reading reviews of both DSLR and point and shoot cameras. It really came down to one thing. The best camera is one you have with you. I have taken over 1000 (yes 1000) pictures with my phone this past year or so. Having a young daughter I never miss a chance to document our family adventures. All my friends who have DSLRs never seem to have their bag (camera lenses etc.) with them at key moments. I decided on a point and shoot.
Summary: My wife and I were getting tired of juggling a full frame DSLR and accopanying lenses and decided a high-end point and shoot was in order. After a sweep of the internet and stumbling across a dpreview.com review, we decided to give this one a look. We needed something that could compose shots competently as well as take good video, especially with the travel we do and a baby on the way.
Excerpt: The Sony DSC-HX9V packs a lot of features in a very small package, not least good video capacity and a long tele zoom lens. Its main quality is its excellent video capability, on par, or even better, than most camcorders available today. The touch-screen is very easy to use, and the only thing I miss is a viewfinder, like the one available for its NEX cousins, or the Olympus XZ-1! Problems: None worth mentioning!
Excerpt: You can do lot of things with this small and nice camera - films, 3D photos, panoramas... First, it is full with features that are great to use. Second it is a compact camera that can do so much with so little effort and that can be also used with custom settings as well. It is very stylish and slick, but handy enough! Nice that you have the documentation with you and nice that the "Auto super-intelligent!
Summary: I've been a Canon-only shooter for > 10 years. My SLR is a Canon 5Dmk2, which I use for 75% of my photography. I purchased this camera to replace my other carry-around super zoom Canon SX210 IS. My wife typically uses the small camera. She's ok with electronics, so this camera doesn't frighten her. I don't ever need to shoot RAW with a small camera. This is the first Sony camera that I've ever bought.
Excerpt: My Lumix DMC TZ5 died so I decided to go for sony now since new DMC TZ panasonics are reviewed as not so good as old ones. I use this camera as second camera besides SLR, and for sport/family trips. Sonys pictures are satisfying, colors are too saturated, and images are somehow too much processed in camera allready. Camera is very slow (if compared to my 3 year old broken lumix) in terms of functionality (power on off, image review, zoom image, processing etc...
Summary: This review is for those who have initiated a crazy, neurotic search for the perfect camera to fit their needs. You know who I'm talking too. You have: 1) asked every friend and complete stranger on the street for a recommendation, 2) read so many reviews at different websites it has led to more confusion than ever, and 3) scrolled through consumer reports review lists so many times your eye's are crossed. First, just calm down. You will never find the perfect camera.