Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
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IT CONKED OUT AFTER A YEAR!
8 August 2012
Summary: I initially loved this camera. The picture quality is nothing short of amazing! The videos are excellent, the zoom range is great. I loved this camera. I babied it. I treated it with so much care. I never dropped it, wet it, hit it etc. It still looks brand new actually. BUT now after a year and one month of ownership, the camera is not working. I would recommend that you buy a warranty and DO NOT MISPLACE IT, as I did with mine. Because you might need it.
Summary: I bought this camera as a travel camera. We have several cameras in our household, ranging from cell phone cameras up to a entry-level DSLR. This camera has a fantastic feature-set (best available at the time). It is a good size. It has a great zoom range. It's advanced photo modes like handheld twilight are very useful and hard to find from other manufacturers. And, it takes outstanding videos. I have no doubt that I made the right decision with this camera purchase.
Summary: The reason why I chose the camera is because I wanted to get a smaller analog of a camcorder with good video recording. Many camera reviews point out that the video functionality is excellent and photo is good, and rate the camera with 4-5 stars. Those were my expectations. Now here is what I've got. I can confirm that the camera has a very good video recording feature. But let's return to its main functionality, meaning photo shooting.
Summary: I bought this camera during the end of March and could not get a chance to explore it till yesterday. It does have lot of features. However, am not satisfied with the quality of the images produced by this. All the photos were taken with i+ mode ON and picture size set to 16M. The image gets totally distorted when I view the actual size in any picture viewer of my computer. I would expect it to perform better than this.
Summary: Just got the camera and it is thick and heavy1.5"x4" not comFy for pant pockets. You will need a case as well since the lens cover opens at the slightest touch. Has been going through the battery like a hungry monster. Pictures seem clear till you blow them up. Good low light but has a yellow tint on every shot. On review mode the zoom takes some time to kick in. Several settings seem to be duplications of each other. Macro is automatic but finer details are blurry.
Summary: Amazon shipping was fast and on time, but I can't say the same for this camera. It takes too long to boot up, change modes, or process a photo and take the next shot to meet my needs. If you reduce the resolution to a lower setting the performance improves with each reduction. It's like an old computer trying to run todays software. The battery, memory card, and mini USB port are located on the bottom along with the tripod mount.
Summary: I bought this camera a short while ago on the basis of the wonderful reviews I read here and elsewhere (cnet, etc). In large part, I have to agree with the main points of every review I read: It takes EXCEPTIONAL pictures, the zoom is extremely powerful and fluid, the video quality is absolutely astounding, and its a very convenient, easy-to-carry device. I loved everything about it.
Why isn't Amazon selling this product since over a month?
Deepesh Sasidharan "Deeps", Amazon
10 January 2012
Summary: Hi Amazon, Why is it that Amazon is not putting this product for sale? Its been up for sale only by other vendors which I dont prefer. I am a prime customer and would have loved to put the order for sale using my Prime privileges from a trustworthy org. Pls let me know if this is going to show up soon from Amazon.
Summary: It shoots fast when in continuous mode, but it is very slow between shots. Returned it becasue I need to capture fast action with a point and shoot. Went with the Canon G12 and could not be happier. The Sony has some great features and could be fun, but did not meet my need for speed. G12 has virtually zero lag in almost any shooting mode. Best non-SLR for that purpose.