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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Digital Camera Review

Are a few design hang-ups enough to hold back this impressive camera?

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Sony is out for blood with their HX9V, a relatively expensive, high performance travel zoom that aims to be nothing less than the best camera in the category. Optical zoom has been upgraded to 16x, and it's likely Sony stuck with the same 16 megapixel sensor that powers their excellent HX100V, as well as this camera's predecessor, the HX7V.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Sony Cyber-shot HX9V, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.


  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Comparison
  12. Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR Comparison
  13. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery

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