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Sony DSC-HX9V/B Cyber-Shot 16.2-Megapixel Digital Camera, Sony G Lens, 16x Optical Zoom, Full HD 1080/60p Movies

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About Sony DSC-HX9V

Let yourself go and rejuvenate your passion for photography with the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V digital camera. Boasting innovative features like Full HD for crystal clear movies, Hi-speed Linear focus for dramatically clearer images and Backlight Correction to catch even the smallest details in high contrast shots, you'll find yourself falling in love again.

A 16x optical zoom Sonly G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports and travel photos. In addition to Full HD 1080/60p movie recording capabilities, this high zoom digital camera also features iSweep Panorama mode to capture high resolution panoramic shots.

The Sony DSC-HX9V is commonly used for Family photos, Travel, Video, Wildlife and more.The Sony DSC-HX9V is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony DSC-HX9V: Compact, Easy to use, Good in low light, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance

Sony DSC-HX9V Features

  • 16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Image Sensor: The sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's Sony G lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain
  • Full HD 1080/60p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 Full HD. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your Blu-ray Disc players, Sony PlayStation3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs
  • High resolution iSweep Panorama mode: With high resolution iSweep Panorama mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details
  • Superior Auto mode: The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology
  • Soft Skin mode: Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot
  • Smile Shutter technology: Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest
  • Anti-blink Function: It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking
  • Includes Sony PMB Portable software: With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable the DSC-HX9V makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites
  • 3.0" XtraFine LCD display: 3.0" XtraFine LCD with TruBlack technology (921K dots) gives you deeper blacks and more color in your display, all while being thinner than most LCDs
  • Backlight Correction HDR: Don't miss a single detail in high contrast shots. The built in backlight correction analyzes the image and automatically adjusts accordingly to give you a perfectly lit shot
  • Hi-speed Linear Focus: Life moves fast, your camera's focus needs to move just as fast. The Hi-speed linear focus achieves dramatically clearer images with an auto focus that moves just as fast as your life
  • Digital Zoom: Capturing the right shot at the right moment has never been so easy. Digital zoom brings you right close up to the action so you can get that perfect shot, every time
  • Natural Flash: Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images
  • Face Detection technology: Sony's Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends
  • Compatible with PC and Mac Systems: The Full HD video captured with the DSC-HX9V can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems
  • Compact camera with 16x optical zoom: The Sony 16x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take along in a pocket, purse, or backpack
  • 3D still image and 3D panorama: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Background Defocus: DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on your subject. Now point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality
  • HDMI output: The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams
  • Motion Detection: It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking
  • Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.5: Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort and view your video and still images on your compatible PC

Sony DSC-HX9V Specifications

Self-timer
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
iAuto(2" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600) / Manual(30"-1/1600)"
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (10 shots)
AF Modes
9 points (Under Face Undetected) / Center Weighted AF / Flexible Spot AF / Semi Manual / Manual
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Anti Motion Blur
Yes
Embedded GPS
Yes
Sweep Panorama
Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama / Sweep Multi Angle
Face Detection
8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Yes
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
In-Camera Editing
Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Yes
Background Defocus
Yes
Waterproof
No
Dustproof
No
Shockproof
No
Superior Auto
Yes
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Yes
Flash Modes
Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25-Approx. 5.6m (Approx. 0.820'-Approx. 18.4') (W) / Approx. 1.2-Approx. 3.0m (Approx. 3.94'-Approx. 9.84') (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 7.9m (Approx. 25.9') (W) / Approx. 4.4m (Approx. 14.4') (T)
Media Type
Optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode
JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
12M (4,608 x 2,592) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 3:2
No
Still Image Size 4:3
16M (4,608 x 3,456), 10M (3,648 x 2,736), 5M (2,592 x 1,944), VGA (640 x 480); 3D: 16M (4,608 x 3,456) / 16:9 (12M) (4,608 x 2,592)
Panorama Still Image Size
2D: 7,152 x 1,080 (204deg) / 4,912 x 1,080 (140deg) / 4,912 x 1,920 (149deg) / 3,424 x 1,920 (104deg); 3D: 7,152 x 1,080 (204deg) / 4,912 x 1,080 (140deg) / 4,912 x 1,920 (149deg) / 3,424 x 1,920 (104deg) / 1,920 x 1,080 (55deg)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size
1,920 x 1,080 (15views)
Video Format
AVCHD 60i / 60p / MP4 / MPEG-4 AVC(H.264)
Photo Capture from Movie
Yes
Dual Record
Yes
Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker
Stereo / Mono
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
USB Port(s)
Yes - Multi Use Terminal
Party Shot Compatible
Yes
TransferJet
Send: Yes (Single / Select, U2 Version), Receive: Yes (U2 Version)
PictBridge Compatible
No
Diopter Adjustment
No
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" (7.77mm) "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Processor
BIONZ
Pixel Gross
16.8MP
Effective Picture Resolution
16.2MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
LCD Type
3.0" Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology (921K dots)
Angle Adjustment
No
Brightness Control
5 steps
Histogram
Yes
Grid Display
Yes (Off / On)
Supplied Software
Windows: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Ver. 5.5, PMB Portable
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Landscape / Twilight Portrait / Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet / Soft Skin / Handheld Twilight / Anti Motion Blur
D-Range Optimizer
Standard
ISO
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Noise Reduction
Clear RAW NR / NR Slow Shutter
White Balance Mode
Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push / White Balance Sift
Battery Type
LITHIUM ION NP-BG1 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Typical: 3.4Wh (960mAh), minimum: 3.3Wh (910mAh)
Power Requirements
AC Adaptor: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.1W
Red-Eye Reduction
Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect
Single / Select / Date / Folder / MP4 / AVCHD
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes / Yes
Power Save Mode
Standard / Stamina / Off
Lens Type
Sony G Lens
Aperture
iAuto (F3.3/F8.0 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Program Auto (F3.3/F8.0 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Manual (F3.3/F8.0 (W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Aperture (Max.)
F3.3 (W)-5.9 (T)
Optical Zoom
16x
Digital Zoom
Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
Smart Zoom Technology
10M: Approx. 20x (Total), 5M: Approx. 28x (Total), VGA: Approx. 115x (Total), 16:9 (2M): Approx. 38x (Total)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9 26-416mm; Still 4:3: 24-384mm; Movie 16:9: 25-400mm (Standard mode), 26-416mm (Active mode); Movie 4:3: 31-496mm (Standard mode), 32-512mm (Active mode)
Filter Diameter
No
Lens Construction
10 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
Minimum Focus Distance
iAuto(W:Approx. 5cm (0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx. 120cm (3.94') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements
4
HD Output
HDMI: 2D (1080i / 1080p); 3D
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4-1/4" x 2-3/8" x 1-3/8" (104.8mm x 59.0mm x 33.9mm)
Weight (Approx.)
8.6 oz (245g)
Main unit only: 7.6 oz (215g)
Mfr #
DSCHX9VB
SKU
ISODSCHX9VBK

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4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

THANKS SONY, THIS CAMERA ROCKS !!!

I've had a Nikon D90 DSLR, Sony HD Videocam, and Sony HX5V; My HX9V has replaced them all. I wanted a fast, versatile, high-zoom, compact that takes exceptional stills, and HD 1080 video. I was not disappointed. Controls are very intuitive. I know that others list the size as a negative, but for me, it's a positive. The camera is small enough to fit in my jeans pocket (a little bulky), but large enough to fit comfortably in my big hands. The grips make this camera particularly comfortable to ...

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I've had a Nikon D90 DSLR, Sony HD Videocam, and Sony HX5V; My HX9V has replaced them all. I wanted a fast, versatile, high-zoom, compact that takes exceptional stills, and HD 1080 video. I was not disappointed. Controls are very intuitive. I know that others list the size as a negative, but for me, it's a positive. The camera is small enough to fit in my jeans pocket (a little bulky), but large enough to fit comfortably in my big hands. The grips make this camera particularly comfortable to hold. An unexpected feature is the ability to shoot stills and video simultaneously. You can shoot video by pressing the record button, whether you are in video or still-pic mode. However, in still-picture mode, it takes about 5-seconds for the recording to start (compared to 1-second in video mode) The zoom lens operates smoothly, is fairly quiet, and the speed is decent (but not fast) Some have complained about the flash location and the pop-up design. But that doesn't bother me. I've always supported cameras with my left hand from the bottom, anyway. The flash goes down when you turn the camera off, switch to view mode, or you can press it down manually. When viewing images, the camera displays them in the mode in which they are taken (portrait / landscape) Another really cool thing, if you turn the camera sideways, it rotates the picture accordingly. If you insert a SD card with pictures from another camera, the HX9V will format them so they're viewable on this camera. I'm tired of bulky DSLRs, Changing Lenses, Adding Flash Attachments, Carrying Camera Bags, Separate Video Cameras, and small cameras that don't fit my big hands. Admittedly, I'm not a professional photographer. But THIS CAMERA ROCKS! THANKS SONY! I would love it if this camera had a viewfinder. But fortunately, the LCD is large and bright.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Waste of money...

I bought my camera less than a month ago in NYC, everything was excellent until the pop-up flash doesn't work anymore... (when I look for this issue on line a lot of people have the same problem...) I tried to reset it, and did a lot of things but nothing! today I went to the technical service to fix it, but I'm from costa rica so the warrienty is not avaliable for this country, I waste a lot of money and now I have to waste more money to fix my "new super camera" ... THANKS SONY! this is the...

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I bought my camera less than a month ago in NYC, everything was excellent until the pop-up flash doesn't work anymore... (when I look for this issue on line a lot of people have the same problem...) I tried to reset it, and did a lot of things but nothing! today I went to the technical service to fix it, but I'm from costa rica so the warrienty is not avaliable for this country, I waste a lot of money and now I have to waste more money to fix my "new super camera" ... THANKS SONY! this is the last time that I expend my money in your products...

Reviewed by 16 customers

 
5.0

Best Point and Shoot 2012 or earlier

By

There are three great reasons to get this camera. 1. As your sole camera. 2. As your sole video camera. 3. As a backup to your dslr I have a bigger review but maxed out sony's character limit.

 
4.0

Great video, but some design quirks

By

Outstanding video - nice built in help - nice separate movie button - great zoom But have to be sure not to hole camera where pop up flash is- GPS a but slow and its on-off is deep in menu tree - no macro mode.

 
4.0

great camera

By

great camera for traveling.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is an ecxelent camara.

By

Nice camara I recommend this product, the only thing I don't like is the flash pop up where my finger is holding the camara (left hand), after that every thing is nice, nice pictures and HD videos.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice camera

By

I've been using Canon 500d and 7d all the way. I bought this cam as a secondary camera. Its a good camera but buy this if you dont want to enter into DSLR photography other wise nikon D3100 or canon 1000D or 1100D makes more sense.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!

By

Was going buy the Nikon D3100..another wow camera that is quite awewome! Found this camera quite by accident on line and saw at [@]. I could not put it down. I just coudnt see myself lugging around the D3100 for weekend , travel or vacation use! This little puppy is not The dream camera...but oh so close!! Buy this camera..xtra batteries on [@] $10.00 delivered..just look! Buy this bad boy...you will be thrilled!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Camera

By

I categorize myself as a semi-pro photographer. I've got a full range of Canon EOS stuff and know how to use it well. However, for family and tourism we need something small and versatile. I've stepped through all the Canon point and shoots over the years with moderate satisfaction. When Sony finally opted to move away from their dumb proprietary/expensive Memory stick and added a GPS to their small cameras I had to try one. We started with the HX5V and were VERY satisfied for the most part - yes there were cons. When I saw the specs on the HX9V I was wowed and bought one. We took it on a two month trip touring the US - Rushmore, Yellowstone, etc. In short we were astounded at the capability of this little camera and the incredible quality of the photos. There are so many great things that work well - smile detector, focus, low light, HD Video, the list goes on. The panorama feature is so good and, for the first time on any camera we used it intensely - very impressed. We'd like to be able to use the zoom as well as specify the number of photos to stitch for this. We were just amazed at the great photos we could get with this camera with trying very hard. It's a must have for us. On the downside, it's ridiculous that it has a non-standard USB connector. If you loose their special cable you are toast.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Waste of money...

By

I bought my camera less than a month ago in NYC, everything was excellent until the pop-up flash doesn't work anymore... (when I look for this issue on line a lot of people have the same problem...) I tried to reset it, and did a lot of things but nothing! today I went to the technical service to fix it, but I'm from costa rica so the warrienty is not avaliable for this country, I waste a lot of money and now I have to waste more money to fix my "new super camera" ... THANKS SONY! this is the last time that I expend my money in your products...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Compact Camera ever !

By

this camera offers a lot of features, which pushed me to buy it instead of many other semi-pro camera's which are bigger in size and doesn't have these great options. the quality of photos are outstanding specially when compared to products in it's price. I highly recommend this camera, so if you are a feature geek, go and have one.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

small size with wonderful results

By

I'm a serious photographer, currently use canon5D. For sometime I was looking for a small camera which can make me happy and my wife can also use it.I found this Sony camera, initially I was not sure how will it perform, but after going through the camera and taking some test shots I was impressed. The help feature, low light performance, HDR is really great. The flash is very powerful and good battery life. If you put the camera in Intellegent mode, it does a great job. The only think which prevented me to give a 5 Star is: 1. should have option to save the photos in raw format 2. The flash pops up in the left and usually it gets in the way where you usually place your left finger.

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Shopper  Plug the battery charger into a 120-volt electrical outlet?
DONALD B  No problem with the charger. Using generator power all over Afghanistan. Not entirely sure what the power is some times.
Shopper  Is it new model?
DAN D  This is the newest model in the Sony line of semi-compact cameras. The old model was DSC-HX7V/B. The camera takes wonderful photos, and the video is exceptional. Video is the better than all other cameras in this category!
Shopper  Is it brand new?
JULIAN L  Yes, it was shipped brand new and it works great.
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