Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
Manufacturer Sony
Page By Marmaduke
Page Type Oct 6, 2016 / Oct 6, 2016
Object ID 8666
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Product Description

Product Type-Digital camera - compact
Enclosure- ColorBlack
Sensor Resolution-16.2 Megapixel
3D Technology-Yes
Optical Sensor Type-Exmor R CMOS
Total Pixels-16,800,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution-16,200,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size-1/2.3"
Optical Zoom-16 x
Digital Zoom-4 x
Image Stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Auto FocusTTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty9
Face DetectionBlink Detection technology, Smile Shutter, Self Portrait Auto Shutter
Digital Video Format-AVCHD, H.264
Image Recording Format-JPEG, MPO
Max Video Resolution-1920 x 1080
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI


Light Sensitivity-ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto
Exposure MeteringMulti-segment, center-weighted, spot
Exposure ModesProgram, automatic, manual
Shooting ProgramsLandscape, twilight portrait, pet, fireworks, soft snap, twilight mode, beach, snow, high sensitivity, soft skin, handheld twilight, gourmet, anti-motion blur
White BalanceCustom, automatic, presets
White Balance PresetsIncandescent, cloudy, flash, daylight, fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (natural white), fluorescent light (white)
Max Shutter Speed1/1600 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure Compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Lens System
Type16 x zoom lens - 4.28 - 64.48 mm - f/3.3-5.9 G
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 384mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Macro Focus Range2 in
Zoom AdjustmentMotorized drive
Lens Construction7 groups / 10 elements
FeaturesBuilt-in lens shield, aspherical lens
Camera Flash
Camera FlashBuilt-in flash
Flash ModesFill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
FeaturesAF illuminator
Effective Flash Range9.8 in - 18.4 ft : ISO auto ( wide lens ) 4 ft - 10 ft : ISO auto ( tele lens ) 26 ft : ISO 3200 ( wide lens ) 14.4 ft : ISO 3200 ( tele lens )
Additional Features
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per second
Self Timer Delay10 sec, 2 sec

Additional Features

Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, auto power save, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, camera orientation detection, histogram display, cropping an image, saturation control, in-camera red-eye fix, takes photos while movie recording, contrast control, 1080p Full HD movie recording, built-in compass, TransferJet support, 1080i Full HD movie recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, USB charging, built-in help guide, Exif Print support, Motion Detection Technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in GPS, 3D Sweep Panorama technology, Backlight Correction HDR, Sweep Multi Angle mode, Clear RAW Noise Reduction, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Background defocus, NR Slow Shutter, Superior Auto mode


Type3" LCD display
Resolution921,600 pixels
Display FeaturesBuilt-in
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone FeaturesWind noise reduction
Connector Type1 x Hi-Speed USB 1 x HDMI output 1 x composite video/audio output
Memory Card SlotMemory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
SoftwareDrivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser
System Requirements for PC Connection
Peripheral DevicesUSB port, CD-ROM drive
Compatible with Windows 7"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included AccessoriesAC power adapter, USB cable, wrist strap
Battery TypeSony NP-BG1
Details1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( included )
Battery Life DetailsPhoto shooting - 300 shots Video recording - 1.17 hours
Memory / Storage
Memory Card SlotMemory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
Supported Memory CardsMemory Stick Duo, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Image StorageJPEG 4608 x 3456 JPEG 4608 x 2592 JPEG 3648 x 2736 JPEG 2592 x 1944 JPEG 1920 x 1080 JPEG 640 x 480
Video CaptureAVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight
Width4.1 in
Depth1.3 in
Height2.3 in
Weight7.6 oz
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature104 °F


This camera has more than most photographers out in the wild would need for packing a light camera. The features are endless and for me, I use the basics but point and shoot or custom the camera takes 1080 photos and video as well.
Cnet has great info here. There is a new version of this camera, used models sell for $170. A Bargain!


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