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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2659 reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and zoom. The portability and image quality also get good comments. Views about the sensor and color are mixed. Many are critical about the shutter and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, performance

flash, battery, price, viewfinder, shutter

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and performance. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

image quality, portability, usability, performance, zoom

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX9V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and image quality are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (Black) review

 

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a feature-packed travel-zoom camera, offering a 16x, 24-384mm zoom lens, 16.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass, full 1080p high-definition video recording with...

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX9V is the best travel-zoom camera that we've reviewed to date, taking on and beating the market-leading Panasonic DMC-TZ20. The HX9V offers a compelling mix of advanced features, excellent still image quality, and a...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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...

Expert review by : By Thom (bythom.com)

Sony HX9V Review

 

16mp in my pocket? Are you kidding me? What is it? The Sony Cybershot HX9V is a top-end compact all-in-one camera, akin to the Coolpix S9100 or Fujifilm F550EXR. With a 16mp 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor and a 24-384mm (equivalent) f/3.3-4.9 zoom...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

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

Nov, 2011

CAMERA LABS.COM - RECOMMANDED

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

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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Jul, 2011

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