Sony DSCWX9/BBDL 16.2 MP CMOS Sensor with 5 x Optical Zoom Digital Camera
11 February 2012
Summary: I had recently purchased the Sony DSCWX9/BBDL 16.2 MP CMOS Sensor with 5 x Optical Zoom Digital Camera for my parents who are very bad with technology. However my parents were quick learners and I though this Camera would be the best option. Pros. _________________________________________________ -One of the reasons was that the Sleek Black look of the Sony Cyber Shot gave the camera a very professional look which got my parents excited.
Summary: I would have rated this camera higher if it wasn't so hard to get the photos and videos off of it and onto my Mac (HEY SONY, MAC PEOPLE TAKE PICTURES TOO!) It takes great pictures, the screen is awesome, the panorama is eezy peezy lemon skweezy, and it takes multiple format memory cards.
Summary: First let me say that I returned this camera after purchase. It was one of several cameras I purchased to evaluate prior to deciding on a replacement camera for work. The camera is compact and easy to hold and the screen is fantastic, with extremely high resolution. While this screen is nice it has so much resolution that your pictures actually look better on the camera then when looking at them on a computer monitor.
Summary: We have always owned point and shoot Canon's in the past and were very happy with their camera's but we gave the WX9 a try. I did my research on the internet and read how great it was and how well it performed in low light. The camera was a Christmas gift for my wife who is mainly a full auto photographer and on paper it met all our needs; great pictures and videos according to many website reviews as well as the reviews on Amazon.
Great quality pics and video but a couple real annoying things
HD Fan, Amazon
13 December 2011
Summary: Video quality and pics are excellent. One issue you may run into is if you are running Windows 7, you need to install a separate audio codec when playing avchd videos using WMP or else the audio just does this very loud stutter. It plays fine using some player that comes with the camera but I prefer WMP. Installed the codec from here: ac3filterdotnet and now it works fine. That being said there's a couple other audio issues. 1.
Summary: I bought this and the Sony dsc-hx7v at the same time. Other reviewers have already covered pros and cons so i'll just mention why I returned the wx9. I decided to keep the hx7v and was convinced the $70 difference over the dsc-wx9 was well worth it. I took pictures of the same scenes with both cameras and the hx7v just seemed to take sharper pictures overall.