Excerpt: 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 body, Good image quality, even in low light, Excellent HD video, Quick performance
Cons: Some buttons and dials are small and hard to use, Cannot adjust aspects of images, No filters, Reds a bit too saturated
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