Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
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stevehobfg, DP Review
2 January 2014
Excerpt: This was my first good quality 'superzoom' GPS compact camera. Since this I've owned the Canon SX260 HS and my present camera a Panasonic TZ-40 (SZ-30 in US). The pictures from this camera are the best of the 3, especially in panorama where it kicks the other 2 into a top hat! It wasn't perfect in other areas, but I still think that when you're talking about cameras, image quality must be the foremost consideration.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: So far this camera has been great. Pictures are very clear but color balance and exposure occasionally needs to be adjusted in Photoshop. Excellent zoom, and the movies are very large and clear. The GPS does take a while to find it's position and is not always correct. It's usually pretty close but did put me in Japan once while I was in Florida. Panorama shoots are kinda neat. I definitely purchase this camera again.
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!
Summary: Normally I wait a little while before posting a review, but thought I'd share what I know so far and then update later. First, I am not a professional photographer by any means (oddly enough I used to do manual settings and know much more than I do now but guess I've forgotten over years of not doing it). My last camera was a Kodak, which unlike many people, I never had a problem with really except for bad overexposure whenever I used the flash.
Summary: Background: I am an advanced amateur photographer. I have owned most of Canon/Nikon DSLRS in the last 10 years. I shoot with Full Frame Nikon D700, and have shot with Every Nikon DSLR except D3s. I have thousands of dollars invested in lenses. I also shoot with Canon 7D, and i have shot with every recent Canon DSLR including 5DM2. I have owned in excess of 30 point-and-shoot and bridge cameras over the last 10 years. I am also a pixel-peeper and I am very critical.