Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
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stevehobfg, DP Review
5 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Has a small quirk with zoomout, otherwise, nearly perfect!
T. C. Hedger "High Definition Eater", Amazon
9 September 2011
Summary: Great camera for the price, packed with features. For me, primarily a video camera that can take pictures. Only real gripe is when zooming out, if you stop before full zoomout the lens doesnt just stop there, it pauses and goes back just a pinch, can be a bit annoying.