Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a 12.2-megapixel snapshot camera with a slide-and-shoot faceplate. While not the best value, it ticks the boxes for the latest must-have features, including a 3.5-inch touchscreen and 1080i video.
Cons: Similar features to the WX5, yet £100 dearer;. You'll either love or hate the touchscreen;. Focus falls off toward the edges at maximum wide-angle setting;. Pixel-fringing visible between areas of high contrast.
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: 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 is a good touchscreen camera that will thrill Sony gadget fans. Since it has a ton of shooting modes, including some rather nifty ones (Handheld Twilight, 3D, Intelligent Sweep Panorama). A casual photographer is sure to find this camera more than capable. Image quality can be iffy in certain situations, pictures tend to look soft and washed out, but in overall performance the TX9 is among the best we've seen in 2010.
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.
Cons: Soft photos, videos; poor battery life; 3D photos are of limited use.
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.
Excerpt: The DSC-TX9 is another predictably ultra-stylish entry in the Cyber-shot 'T' series, with a slim profile of 17.5mm in depth, glossy fascia, credit-card size and sporting a slide open and shoot lens cover mechanism that powers up the camera at the same time, thus ensuring that taking a picture is really, really easy.