Summary: This is a pretty good camera. What we love about it is that it is so easy to use.... very intuitive and not at all complicated. There's no converting of files to get them to your computer, or anything like that which we've experienced with other brands like Panasonic. However, as with all previous Sony cams i've had, this camera doesn't do very well in low light. Even with flash, your picture usually comes out with some kind of weird reddish shadow on it.
Summary: I bought this camera for 254.90 on June 1st, 2011 to replace a Canon with a broken lens. Still use it almost on a daily basis for work. Everything still works and I've never had any problems with it. The video quality is superb. I even took it to several concerts and spilled beer on it a couple times. I was surprised it still worked.
Excerpt: I have always been a fan of sony camera's and have had several cyber shots. This camera is great for the casual user who expects professional type features. The camera is slim and easily fits in a jacket pocket. This makes it great for traveling. The lens stays protected by the slilde down front panel. The back serves as the lens and is great for sizing up pictures. I have really given my sony camera a lot of hard use and it still works great.
Excerpt: The TX9 is a fine little camera stuffing a lot of high tech in a stylish and small body. It feels solid in your hands with some metal grip. The silding cover works good as lens protection and for switching it on and off. Pics look good, unfortunately image parameters can´t be changed. The camera works fast and responsible. I like the golden version, it has a brown back and therefore looks like from the interior of an top-of-the-range-car, very classy.
Summary: This camera takes great regular pictures, but because the other reviews focus on 2D pictures, this review will focus on the 3D Sweep Panorama feature. When done right, the 3D photos taken by this camera are amazing. I am viewing the 3D photos on the PS3's PlayMemories app. You will need a 3D TV to view the 3D photos. If you do not have one, this feature will be useless to you. Unfortunately, the 3D Sweep feature is very picky.
Summary: We currently own a Sony HDR CX12 camcorder. It takes excellent 1080i AVCHD videos as well as good still photos (but only in good lighting). Most of its indoor shots and low light outdoor shots are disapointingly out of focus. After doing some resesarch, I narrowed our choices down to Sony TX9, alpha 55 DSLR, or alpha NEX-5. My primary goal is to have a camera that can take 1080i AVCHD video as well as still photos, particulary in the low light setting.
Summary: The TX9 comes with no memory card, but it does accept SDHC cards formatted to FAT32. With the 32GB card it the camera predicts that I can take around 6000 photos in 12M Pixels. The touchscreen is not bad looking, it is reflective like the Ipod screen which makes image looks clear but at the same time it is also more prone to glare. The touch screen is resistive, not as responsive as the capacitive screen we are used to with the iDevices.
Summary: I've only had this camera for a few days so I haven't gotten to really use it. But it is very cute, and feels well built. I really love the touch screen. I got it in the color red but to me it looks more like a rose pink. Out door pics are very nice. The colors are vibrant. In doors pics looks great too. Will update this review when I've gotten a chance to really use it. OH and by the way the manual that comes in the box doesn't really tell you much about the use.