Summary: Elegant and refined, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX9 is a unique camera whose most interesting features are the large touch screen display and a full 3.5-inch high-resolution and 3D Sweep Panorama, for three-dimensional pictures. Also of note is Full HD movies, quality optics, the sensor type and the optical stabilizer.
Pros: High-resolution touch screen display, Carl Zeiss lens, Exmor R sensor, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, the camera retouching.
Excerpt: Quote from review: “The Sony Cyber -shot DSC-TX9 is a slim , stylish and full-featured digital compact camera . The TX9 has a 12 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor -R sensor , 3.5 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen , innovative 3D Sweep Panorama mode, 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 10fps burst mode, a 4x zoom lens , and an ISO range of 125-3200. Read our in-depth Sony TX9 review to find out if it can justify its £380 / $399 price-tag.
Summary: As long as image softness doesn't bother you, the fast-shooting Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a quite capable camera for taking photos under a variety of conditions without much effort from the user.
Pros: Speedy shooting performance; slim, stylish design; plenty of fun, useful features; very good low-light photo quality for its class.
Cons: Soft photos, videos; poor battery life; 3D photos are of limited use.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is an update to the popular Cyber-shot TX7. It features the same 25-100mm stabilised optical zoom lens and 3.5 inch LCD touch-screen. The TX9 also retains Sony's 'Exmor R' back-illuminated CMOS technology on the sensor, but adds an extra 2 Megapixels to bring the resolution up to 12.2 Megapixels.
Pros: 25mm wide angle., Fast burst shooting., Innovative composite modes and 3D., Responsive touch screen.
Cons: Slight softness to images., Poorly designed zoom control., Proprietary ports with dock., 100mm max telephoto.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 (MSRP $399.99) is an impressive camera. With stunning 12.1-megapixel photos, 1080/60i video, crisp touchscreen controls, and a wealth of auto modes, there is very little to insult.
Summary: Although it's as thin and light as any camera we've seen, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 certainly doesn't skimp on features or performance. This ultracompact touchscreen camera is one of the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer 3D shooting modes, and it has Sony's excellent Intelligent Sweep Panorama and Handheld Twilight modes.
Summary: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 review - Performance
The sweep panorama modes are effective for wide vistas and 3D sweep mode adds another dimension
Images are recorded on the 12.2-million-effective-pixel Exmor CMOS back-illuminated sensor and are crisp at lower sensitivities, although there are signs of smudging at ISO 400. This becomes more noticeable at ISO 800 and higher.