Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Review

5.0
June 15, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens

 

Optical Zoom 16x

 

Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 64x (Total)

 

Smart Zoom up to 115x (with VGA)

 

F 3.3-5.9

 

Focal Length (f= mm) 4.28-68.48

 

Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 24-384

 

Macro (cm) iAuto (W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity)

 

Filter Diameter (mm) NO

 

Conversion Lens compatibility NO

 

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens NO

 

Sony G YES

 

Image Sensory

 

CCD Type Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor

 

Size (Inches) 1/2.3 type(7.77mm)

 

Camera

 

Effective Pixels (Megapixels) Approx. 16.2

 

Bionz Processor YES

 

Face Detection YES

 

Smile Shutter YES

 

Soft Skin Mode YES

 

Background Defocus YES

 

GPS YES

 

Waterproof NO

 

Backlight correction YES

 

Sweep Panorama NO

 

Intelligent Sweep Panorama YES

 

Underwater Sweep Panorama NO

 

3D Sweep Panorama YES

 

Clear RAW NR YES

 

Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) 9 points (Under Face Undetected)

 

Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES

 

Auto Focus Area (Spot) NO

 

Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) YES

 

Manual Focus YES

 

Aperture Auto Mode YES

 

Aperture Priority Mode NO

 

Aperture Manual Mode YES

 

Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) iAuto(2"" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1"" - 1/1600) / Manual(30""-1/1600)

 

NR Slow Shutter 1/3sec or slower

 

Hand Shake Alert YES

 

Exposure Control ± 2.0EV, 1/3EV step

 

White Balance Auto (intelligent), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set, White Balance Sift

 

Automatic White Balance YES (Intelligent)

 

Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES

 

Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES

 

Light Metering (Spot) YES

 

Sharpness Setting YES

 

Saturation Setting YES

 

Contrast Setting YES

 

ISO Sensitivity (REI) Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200

 

Scene Selection 11 (Auto / Portrait / Backlight Portrait / Twilight Portrait / Twilight / Backlight / Macro / Landscape / Infant / Spotlight / Low Light )

 

SteadyShot

 

SteadyShot capability YES

 

Optical SteadyShot capability YES

 

Auto Focus System

 

AF Illuminator Auto / Off

 

Built-In-Flash

 

Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off

 

Pre-flash YES

 

Red-Eye Correction Auto / On / Off

 

Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES

 

Distance limitations using Flash (m) 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(Approx25.9')(W) / Approx.4.4m(Approx14.4')(T)

 

LCD/ Viewfinder

 

LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.5cm (3.0 type)

 

LCD Total Dots Number 921.600

 

LCD Monitor Type TFT

 

Auto Bright Monitoring YES

 

Optical Viewfinder NO

 

Electrical Viewfinder NO

 

Recording

 

Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™(Mark2 only) / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ High Speed (No Speed Advantage) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ (No Speed Advantage)

 

Recording Media II SD Memory Card(Class4 or Higher for movie), SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class4 or Higher for movie)

 

Recording Format JPEG

 

DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES

 

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES

 

Burst Mode (shots) Approx.10 fps(10 shots)

 

Burst Interval (approximately sec) Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)

 

Still Image size (16M 4608 x 3456) YES

 

Still Image size (14M 4320 x 3240) NO

 

Still Image size (13M 4224 x 3168) NO

 

Still Image size (12M 4000 x 3000) NO

 

Still Image size (10M 3648 x 2736) YES

 

Still Image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592) NO

 

Still Image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448) NO

 

Still Image size (7.2M 3072 x 2304) NO

 

Still Image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944) YES

 

Still Image size (3.1M, 2048 x 1536) NO

 

Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES

 

Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080) YES

 

Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,608 x 2,592) YES

 

Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,320 x 2,432) NO

 

Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248) NO

 

Still Image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672) NO

 

Still Image size (3:2 mode 3648 x 2432) NO

 

Still Image size (3:2 mode 3456 x 2304) NO

 

2D Panorama 7,152 x 1,080(204deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(140deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(149deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(104deg) / HR (10,480 x 4,096, 196deg)

 

3D Panorama 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)

 

Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Fine Approx.9Mbps) NO

 

Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Standard Approx.6Mbps) NO

 

Moving Image Size (640x480 30fps Approx.3Mbps) NO

 

Moving Image Size (320x240 30fps) NO

 

Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50i, Interlace) Approx.17Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES

 

Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1440 x 1080(50i, Interlace) Approx.9Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES

 

Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 1440 x 1080 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.12Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES

 

Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 1280 x 720 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.6Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES

 

Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 640 x 480 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.3Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES

 

Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50i, Interlace) Approx.24Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES

 

Playback/ Edit

 

HD (High Definition) Playback Under 16M(4,608 x 3,456)

 

Slideshow Playback YES

 

Slideshow with Music YES

 

Slideshow Movie YES

 

Trimming YES

 

Playback Zoom YES (8x)

 

Cue & Review (MPEG) YES

 

Index Playback 16 / 25 images (Date / Folder-Still / Folder-Movie / AVCHD)

 

Image Rotation YES

 

Auto Image Rotation YES

 

Auto grouping and & Best Picture Recognition YES

 

General

 

Battery Remaining Indicator YES

 

Histogram Indicator YES

 

Exposure Warning Indicator YES

 

Disk / Memory Stick remaining indicator YES

 

PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) NO

 

Print Image Matching YES

 

PictBridge NO

 

Shop Front Mode YES

 

Start up time (approximately sec) Approx. 2.3 sec.

 

Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian

 

Jacks

 

Multi use Terminal with HD Type3b, AV ( SD ) / USB / DCIN

 

Multi use Terminal YES

 

AV Out NO

 

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES

 

Power/ Others

 

Battery System Lithium N

 

Supplied Battery NP-BG1

 

Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition 410 shots, 205min (CIPA standard with LCD screen on)

 

Battery for Clock Manganese-Lithium (MS614SE)

 

Weight (g) Approx. 215g (7.6oz.)

 

Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 245g (8.6oz.)

 

Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser (Windows only), PMP Portable, Music Transfer

 

Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BG1), USB charger(AC-UB10/10B), USB cable, Wrist strap, CD-ROM

 

Dimensions

 

Width (mm) 104.8

 

Height (mm) 59.0

 

Depth (mm) 33.9

 

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