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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 664 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and image quality. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the zoom and exposure. The shutter and low light performance get critical opinions.

portability, design, screen, image quality, usability

value for money, flash, lens, low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9


Two years ago Sony shook up the digital camera world with the introduction of the DSC-T1, the first 5-megapixel model with a huge 2.5-inch LCD screen and an ultra thin form factor thanks to a non-extending 3x optical zoom lens. Even at $550, it was a...

Super thin 6MP digicam with optical image stabilization

Expensive with crummy editing software

I really liked the looks of the DSC-T9 and it takes solid but not D-SLR level photos

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9


Megapixels: 6, Included Memory Amount: 58 MB, Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: Memory Stick Duo, Maximum Re...

2.5-inch LCD. Very sleek and stylish. Very good picture quality.

Lens distortion. Slightly confusing menus. Pricey.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 is a super-thin stylish 6MP digital camera that will be sure to get you noticed in a crowd. There are a few issues, but for the most part, it's a solid buy.

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T9


Excellent design, portability, and build quality; decent photo quality; very quick performance; optical image stabilization; 58MB of internal memory.

Lens is slow and not very wide at f/3.5 and 38mm; excessive red-eye.

Sony's new Cyber Shot DSC-T9 is a beautiful, highly pocketable camera that's fast and easy to use and has good image quality, to boot.


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DCRP gets hands on with the Sony DSC-T9


For those of you who keep track of these things, Sony is up to the seventh model in their T-series line of slim-bodied subcompact cameras in under two years, with the six megapixel DSC-T9 about to join the ranks of the T1, T11, T3, T33, T5, and T7....

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Sony DSC-T9


Macintosh® OS X (10.1.5 or later)

Bottom line - with a 6-megapixel imager, very good image quality, small size, light weight and good-looks, the DSC-T9 is a high-quality go anywhere camera for recording your vacation travels and outdoor activities. It is less successful at capturing indoo

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Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Ultra-slim form factor, literally shirt-pocket sized, Excellent build and good heft, Rich feature set for a subcompact, Optical Image Stabilization, very unusual in a camera as small as the T9, Excellent shutter response, much faster than average...

A good lens, but pincushion distortion is higher than average, No grip to speak of, No charging dock included, Must remove battery to charge, Special, proprietary cable required to offload images, Pro Duo card format is expensive, No full manual mode,...

The Sony T9 zooms over the equivalent of a 38-114mm range, fairly typical for its class. Though a little soft at wide angle, with some mild coma distortion in the trees, the T9's lens still performs well, and the camera's sharpening algorithms seem to...

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Sony DSC-T99


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 digital camera replaces the company's previous TX1 model, and is based around a 14.1 megapixel Sony Super HAD CCD image sensor with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar-branded 4x optical zoom lens. The Sony T99's lens offers a...

Nice wide-angle 4x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded zoom lens (25-100mm) ; Extremely compact, lightweight ; Quality 720p MP4 movie mode ; Good Optical Image Stabilization ; Sweep Panorama for effortless panoramas ; iAuto (Intelligent Auto) works well ;...

Noise under control up to ISO 400, quality deteriorates at higher settings ; Very aggressive noise suppression overall limits even ISO 80 images to smaller print sizes than was obvious with our lab shots ; Requires optional Multi Connector cable for...

ISO 200 shots also look good at 13x19 inches, not much different from ISO 80 and 100.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9


The other features on the T9 are more run-of-the-mill: a 6 Megapixel CCD, 2.5" LCD display, AF-assist lamp, and VGA movie mode

Stylish, ultra-thin metal body ; Optical image stabilizer ; Very good photo quality ; Impressive high ISO performance for a compact camera ; Snappy performance ; Large, high resolution LCD display; visible in bright outdoor light and dim indoor light ;...

Redeye ; No manual controls; custom white balance and long shutter speed modes needed ; Annoying sliding lens cover ; No optical viewfinder ; Flash, while better than before, is on the weak side ; Flimsy cover over memory card / battery compartment ;...

While it's not perfect, the DSC-T9 is a nice improvement over Sony's earlier T-series models, and it gets my recommendation. The competition is tough in the ultra-thin category though, so check the competition carefully before you buy!

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Sony Cyber-shot DSCT9


The six-megapixel Cyber-shot DSCT9 distinguishes itself by providing practical features most casual photographers will be sure to appreciate.

These days the battle between digital snapshot camera manufacturers seems to be less about picture quality and more about design and features. With all the major players now offering high megapixel cameras in compact sizes with more or less similar...

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Sony Cyber-Shot T9


The T9 is the first T-series Sony Cyber-shot to feature optical image stabilization. It also feature some very familiar ultra-thin camera "standard" features such as 6 megapixels, a 2.5 inch LCD and an internal zoom lens. In addition, the Sony T9 has...

Good battery life ; Optical image stabilizer ; High-resolution 2.5 inch LCD ; 1 cm macro mode ; Usable high ISO (Even at ISO 640) ; Unlimited VGA 30 FPS movie mode ; Average image quality

No manual controls (at all!) ; Slow and limited continuous shooting ; Performance could be faster and better ; Weak flash ; Redeye and some corner softness

The Sony Cyber-shot T9 features a 6 megapixel CCD, 3x zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD, optical image stabilization and high sensitivity mode.

Product Specifications

About the size of a credit card, the amazing 6.0 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 combines Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization, high ISO sensitivity and Clear RAW Noise Reduction to give you bright, beautiful indoor shots that preserve the mood of your memories. An extra-large 2.5 LCD screen lets you share entertaining Slide Shows with music background. You'll also have precision Carl Zeiss 3X Optical/6X Digital zoom lens, 58 MB Internal Memory, high-stamina InfoLithium battery for to 240 shots, and optional Cyber-shot Station cradle for quick hookup to PC, TV, AC power.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FT1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Magnifying glass / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:58MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.3
Max Focal Length:19mm
Min Focal Length:6.33mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:6Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG VX/MPEG VX / MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):640
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 640 / ISO 80 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None