Summary: Simply put, my Sony Cyber-shot WX9 review reveals that this is one of the best cameras you'll find in the sub-$200 price range right now, when you combine this camera's image quality, performance, design, video capabilities, and ease of use. Few cameras in this price range excel in as many areas as the WX9. You might find some sub-$200 cameras that have a great design or that are easy to use, but finding one that can do everything well is pretty rare.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 is Sony’s latest offering in its high-performance WX series, cameras which contain a backside illuminated CMOS sensor for improved low light ability and faster performance. The 16.2 megapixel WX9 succeeds the 12.2 megapixel WX5. Although both cameras have a 5x optical zoom, the WX9 has a slightly narrower angle of view at the wide end of the lens range (28-140mm) compared to the WX5 (24-120mm) (35mm equivalent).
Pros: Attractive, lightweight, Good images, Excellent HD video
Cons: Small buttons, No saturation, sharpness adjustment, Oversaturated reds
Excerpt: You’ve heard of 16-megapixel DSLRs—how about a 16.2MP point-and-shoot? That’s what Sony just introduced and the WX9 not only takes 4608 x 3456 pixel photos, but Full HD AVCHD videos which is a very unique combination. Let’s see if this is finally the “best of both worlds” device we’ve been searching for. A quick glance at the DSC-WX9 with its Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x 25-125mm lens won’t leave you super impressed.
Pros: Excellent 16MP stills, Outstanding AVCHD videos, Very good 3-inch LCD screen
Cons: Digital noise at ISO 800 and above, No separate battery charger, LCD brightness adjustment buried too deep in menus
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot WX9 is 16.2MP compact camera that fits somewhere in the middle of Sony’s early-2011 lineup. The image sensor is Sony’s rather impressive back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is backed up by the power BIONZ image processor that allows the WX9 to deliver up to 10fps in burst mode and capture 1080i AVCHD video.