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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1073 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The responsiveness and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter, and many are negative about the energy efficiency and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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I recently bought my digital camera before I left on vacation to South Africa. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the build but then again it is manufactured by Sony. All of the functions are easy to find and the menu is quick to navigate. The large screen also came in very handy. The battery is not to be sneezed at either.

Connectivity, Build quality, Color

Battery, Black level

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Best Travel Camera


This camera is the best travel camera I have used.

Good image stabilization, Good in low light, Short Lag Time, Great Zoom

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Compact Camera Review


The camera market these days is swamped with a variety of cameras that serve different purposes, leaving consumers with plenty of choices to pick from. Most people do not opt for DSLR cameras because of the high price as well as the fact that they may...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is priced at Rs.16,990. This is a great camera and is priced competitively in the travel compact segment. It has really good zoom along with a neat 3D capture feature. The only thing we missed was the lack of aperture...


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (Black)


Editors' note: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V was replaced for Sony's 2012 Cyber-shot lineup by the HX30V and HX20V . The HX9V is still available, however, so if you're not sure if you should spend the extra money to get the new HX30V, here are reasons...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is overflowing with shooting features, and has excellent photo and video quality and solid shooting performance.

The HX9V might actually be too much camera for some users and there are a couple of minor design issues.

Feature junkies in search of a compact megazoom should get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V


You'd be hard-pressed to find a camera that offers more features than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V ($350 as of June 1, 2011). Two years ago, its 16X-optical-zoom lens would have been enough to turn heads. In today's world of ever-shrinking cameras with...

16X zoom lens with 24mm wide angle ; Superb 1080p, 60-fps video quality ; In-camera GPS and compass ; Great modes for 3D, panorama, and low-light shots

Oversaturated colors in Auto mode ; Limited GPS features ; Pop-up flash is too powerful

The 16X-optical-zoom Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is loaded with fun extras, including 3D shooting, excellent video quality, in-camera GPS, and groundbreaking scene modes.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V First Impressions Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (s bad enough that we strongly recommend you handle it for yourself before you place that pre-order.49 MSRP) is packed with so many features, we're not sure how they're going to fit them all on the box art. The list is...

The Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (t think so).49 MSRP) is Sony’s high-end entry into the compact market, sitting just below the beefier HX100V ultrazoom. As such, the list of special features goes on for days. They really managed to pack it all in here:...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V Preview


Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a powerful new compact super-zoom that is loaded with impressive features and specifications. These include a versatile Sony G-series 16x optical zoom lens, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a 16.2-megapixel...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V


Sony packs its latest digital ideas into the Sony HX9V, a 16-megapixel, 16x pocket long zoom, offering high-resolution stills and Full HD video. The result is a versatile digital camera with a wide zoom range and plenty of tricks to get great shots in...

Excellent optical quality; High resolution; High-resolution Panorama mode; Good video quality; Good grip; Fast autofocus

Sluggish user interface and Full HD video mode; Heavy noise suppression; GPS is sometimes slow to sync

The 16.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot HX9V serves an overlapping market of consumers. Outfitted with an optically-stabilized 24-384mm equivalent lens, this compact digital camera is able to capture wide views, smooth zoom transitions, and HD video...

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Sony HX9V


Sony offers what may be the year's best travel zoom

Extremely sharp; Outstanding color accuracy

Ugly, pixelated noise reduction; A few design quirks

Iterating in subtle ways over the HX7V, Sony’s new Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V aims to be none other than the very best travel zoom camera currently on the market. And what we really appreciate about this model is that the company has dared to achieve this...

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Best ultra-zoom digital camera


16x zoom lens, good photo quality overall, class-leading HD video quality, 3D and other shooting modes

Slow at some tasks, low-light images lose detail


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V


The Sony Cyber-shot HX9V is a 16.2 Megapixel pocket super-zoom with a 16x stabilised optical zoom lens, 24mm wide angle coverage and a 3in LCD screen. With a new 16.2 Megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R CMOS sensor, which it shares with the...

Great 16 Megapixel image quality ; 1080p50 HD video ; Superior Auto composite modes ; Hi Resolution panoramas

Poor GPS performance (on test sample) ; Only 2 apertures in Manual mode ; Proprietary A/V port ; Quality deteriorates quickly at high ISOs

The Sony Cyber-shot HX9V was so obviously designed to compete head on with the Lumix TZ20 / ZS10 it's hard not to discuss it in terms of how it matches up to the market leader's flagship travel zoom. After all, if you're in the market for a compact...

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Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V


One of the most popular digital camera genres in recent years has been what some have called the "travel zoom". These compact cameras have typically featured lenses of around 10X - 14X, large LCDs, and HD movie modes. In 2011, camera manufacturers...

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Product Specifications

Picture this: incredible, professional-looking photos from a compact, easy-to-use camera that's small enough to slip into your pocket. The Cyber-shot HX9V digital camera makes it possible with a host of intelligent features—including a massive 16x optical zoom, outstanding low-light performance and built-in backlight correction for incredible contrast. You can even shoot vivid HD video clips, then burn them to a DVD to enjoy on your HDTV7.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BG1
Battery Type:Sony NP-BG1


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No