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Sony DSC HX9 VB Cyber-shot / 16.8MP / 16x Optical Zoom / 3 inch LCD / Digital Camera / Black

DSCHX9VB.CEH

Released on 01 July 2011

Manufacturer: Sony

5.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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The ideal travel partner ' light, compact and packed with easy-to-use features for sharply defined images and HD videos. Cyber-shot HX9V is designed to explore with on board GPS and Compass technology so you can geotag shots and see exactly where you took your photos. Truly innovative, the HX9V is the first ever Cyber-shot to offer Full HD (1920x1080) movie recording at an incredible 50 frames per second. Inside is a range of pro imaging technology including a 16 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 16x IS optical zoom and a 24mm wide angle Sony G lens. Bring memories vividly to life with 3D single shot and Intelligent Sweep Panorama. A superb all-in-one camera for high resolution stills and video.

Track where you shoot with built-in GPS, Designed to travel
Compact and light but ruggedly built, HX9V is a camera that's perfect for taking around. It offers a great combination of style and durability ' just what you need on holidays and while out with friends. GPS displays your position on screen so you always know where you are and where you're going. Then when you get back home, retrace your steps with exciting online maps on your PC.

Capture everything, even in low light
High performance imaging is what Cyber-shot HX cameras are all about. The HX9V is no exception with a high sensitivity 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor for shooting intensely detailed, high resolution images. Press the shutter and shoot at an incredible 10 frames per second or freeze the action with a high-speed burst of images. Developed exclusively by Sony, the Exmor R CMOS sensor absorbs twice as much light as a conventional sensor giving you low-noise pictures that stay perfectly defined even in poor conditions. So if you want to shoot at twilight while the sun is setting over the sea or indoors without using a flash, that's no problem.

Capture everything, even in low light with the Exmor R CMOS sensor. Focusing on quality
A professional grade Sony G lens with a minimal focal length of 24mm allows you to capture intimate portraits and dramatic wide angle scenes. For action that's further away there's a 16x IS optical zoom offering superb clarity. Optical stabilisation keeps your shots steady so your photos retain sharpness and definition, whatever and wherever you are shooting.

Big screen viewing
Flip the HX9V round and you'll find a large, extremely high quality 3" XtraFine TruBlack LCD screen (921k dot) offering excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle. Framing shots is really easy on screen with everything crystal clear in fine detail and high contrast. Touch the screen to access a range of modes and settings or review your shots with friends. Scroll through latest compositions by sliding your finger across the screen ' nothing could be simpler.
  • EXMOR R CMOS 16 megapixels ' Ultra low noise and high sensitivity sensor for unsurpassed image quality and resolution
  • 16x IS optical zoom starting at 25mm wide angle ' Professional grade Sony G lens with Optical Stabilisation to cover wide range of shooting situations
  • 3" Clear Photo LCD - Clear Photo LCD screen (460k dot) offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle
  • 3D - 3D single shot stills and intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
  • 1080P AVCHD HD Movie - Captures crisp, detail-packed HD video clips plus stereo sound at 30 frames per second
  • Technical Details
  • 16.2 MP
  • Bright (F3.3(W)-5.9(T)) Sony G lens
  • 16x optical zoom
  • HD movie function with zoom
  • Inch LCD
  • Optical SteadyShot
  • ISO3200
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Shutter
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Full 1080 HD
  • Approx.10 fps(10 shots)
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Brilliant camera.

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I got this as an insurance replacement for my aging Nikon D40. I had decided that the changing lenses and bulky unit was now no use to me for carrying around catching those family snaps. I had looked into this camera because I have a Sony Ericsson Arc S that is based on the same Exmor-R technology and the low light shots were impressive. I was not dissapointed with this camera. The zoom is more far reaching than my old 55-200 nikon lens and the low light shots without the flash are excellent.

Dont get me wrong when it comes to raw photo quality the nikon would still win but this is only really an issue if you are going to enlarge pictures way beyond A3 size Whereas I had to use some cropping and enlarging from my nikon because of the short zoom lens (too stingy to pay out another few hundred quid for a bigger lens) I no longer have this issue as the 16X zoom is more than adequate to mean that any cropping and enlarging would be kept to an absolute minimum.

the camera itself is well built. Solid and heavy enough to show its sturdy yet light enough to carry around easily. There are variable usefull options like the option to take 2 pictures right after one another. One uses the flash and the second doesnt. this means that if you take a photo and it over exposes the next one is more than likely to be perfect. In low light without flash the camera takes 10 shots rapidly (around 1 sec) and combines them in order to weed out noise, camera shake and enhance detail. this results in some really great low light shots with plenty of colour and detail without washing out the picture or having over lit areas.

Some of the features take a while to get used to and finding exactly what you want will take a few tries but the range of manually selected scenes as well as auto features and auto + give a camera than delivers excellent picture quality with the compact size that would suit more people.

The movie quality is the best I have seen from a non dedicated video camera. the low light video is far superior to any I have seen on a dedicated camera and the zoom works brilliant as well.

Only niggle is the flash. It is positioned where you naturally place your finger on the camera and results in your finger getting pushed off or you stopping the flash from rising.

All in All this camera is more than I expected and for my needs now beats my old Nikon D40 hands down.

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