Sony HX9V Digital compact camera

16.2 megapixels Exmor R™, 16x zoom/24mm wide angle, Full HD 50p, 3D, 7.5cm LCD, Sweep Panorama, GPS

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
DSC-HX9VB
20-01-2011
High-performance Cyber-shot™ with powerful zoom, Full HD 50p and GPS

High-power 16x zoom from wide angle to telephoto

Smooth, cinematic Full HD 50p movie recording

Shoot amazing 3D images and panoramas


Packed with easy-to-use features for better-looking images and HD videos, the Cyber-shot™ HX9V digital camera is an ideal travel partner with on-board GPS. Experience high-performance imaging for detail-packed stills, 3D and cinematic Full HD 50p video.

Sensational images, even in low light:

Many cameras struggle to produce crisp, clear images in low light. The revolutionary Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for brilliant, detail-packed pictures..

Sensational images, even in low light:

Many cameras struggle to produce crisp, clear images in low light. The revolutionary Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for brilliant, detail-packed pictures..

Know where you are… and where you’ve been:

Knowing where your photos and video clips were taken adds a fun dimension to any trip. GPS displays your position on screen while you’re travelling. Back home, retrace your travels with exciting online map views on your PC..

Sensational images, even in low light:

Many cameras struggle to produce crisp, clear images in low light. The revolutionary Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for brilliant, detail-packed pictures..

Sensational images, even in low light:

Many cameras struggle to produce crisp, clear images in low light. The revolutionary Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for brilliant, detail-packed pictures..


16.2 effective megapixels Exmor R™ CMOS sensor: Highly efficient sensor design boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for superb low-light pictures.

16x optical zoom/24mm wide angle G Lens: High quality lens by Sony, with powerful zoom range to pull distant subjects closer and wide angle for group shots/landscapes.

Intelligent Sweep Panorama: Automatically combines a burst of images to create extra-wide panoramic pictures, even with moving subjects in the frame.

3D Sweep Panorama: Sweep the camera and capture extra-wide 3D panoramic images. Enjoy the dramatic results either in 2D or on a 3D TV.

Sweep Panorama High Resolution: Sweep the camera and shoot super-detailed 42.9 megapixel panoramas. Enjoy on your connected HD TV, or zoom in with PlayStation®3.

Sweep Multi Angle: Shoot a burst of images to see your subject from different angles. View on LCD or on HDTV with PS3® and PlayMemories™ application.

3D Still Image: Just press the shutter button: camera shoots two successive frames, analysing distance to create a single 3D image: view on 3D TV.

Background defocus: Create professional-looking images with a crisp foreground subject against a smoothly blurred background, just like a DSLR camera.

Smooth, high speed autofocus: Grab the most fleeting photo moment and lock onto your subject with crisp, pin-sharp focus in as little as 0.1 seconds.

Tracking focus: Select a subject in the frame: Cyber-shot™ maintains sharp, accurate focus, even if your subject is moving.

GPS and Compass: Automatically geotags images and video clips, and then retrace your travels with exciting on-line maps.

High-speed continuous shooting: Press the shutter button and freeze the action with a high-speed burst of images at up to 10 frames per second.

Superior Auto Mode: Achieve DSLR-like quality easily: settings are adjusted automatically for stunning images with low noise and high dynamic range.

1080i Full HD movie: One-touch record with zoom of high quality Full HD video clips using AVCHD format (1920x1080i), plus many HD playback options.

1920x1080 50p Full HD movie: Shoot smooth, cinematic movies in progressive shooting mode: still frames can be captured from recorded video using PMB software.

BIONZ processor: Powerful image processing ensures clear, detailed, low-noise images and quick, responsive shooting.

7.5cm/3" XtraFine TruBlack LCD: Large, extremely high quality LCD screen (921k dot resolution) offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle.

Advanced manual functions: Enjoy DSLR-like creative control with memory recall mode, white balance shift and custom button.

Optical SteadyShot Active Mode: Anti-shake correction compensates for handheld camera movements when shooting video, even on the go.

Face Detection: Automatically adjusts focus, exposure and white balance for clearer portraits and priority selectable for children/adults.

Smile Shutter: Automatically fires shutter when subject smiles: with adjustable smile threshold and priority selectable for children/adults.

Backlight Correction HDR: Produces natural, balanced results with high contrast when shooting strongly backlit scenes.

Soft Skin mode: Automatically retouches portraits, removing blemishes and boosting skin tone for beautiful faces.

Self Portrait Timer: Detects correct framing when camera is held at arm's length, firing shutter automatically for well-composed self portraits.

HD output: View video and still images on HD TV (requires optional cable): PhotoTV HD enhances viewing on compatible BRAVIA™.

HD Slideshow with music: Fun image display with effects and music on LCD or connected HD TV.

Easy Shooting mode: Fuss-free operation for beginners with large, easy-to-read on-screen instructions.

In-camera retouching: Fun in-camera image retouching functions including trim, red-eye correction and unsharp mask.

PMB Portable: Built-in transfer software allows quick, easy uploads to image sharing sites when camera is connected to any web-enabled computer.

PMB (Picture Motion Browser): Easy-to-use PC software simplifies browsing, management and sharing of photos and video clips.

Memory card compatibility: Cyber-shot™ can accept a wide range of media cards, including Memory Stick™/MS PRO Duo™/MS PRO-HG™ and SD/SDHC™.

In-Camera Guide: Get on-screen tips and information about operating your camera without leafing through paper instruction manuals.

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
AVI, MP4
Motion JPEG frame rate
25 fps

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
ISO sensitivity 
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Weight 
215g
Aperture range (F-F) 
3.3 - 5.9
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.28 - 68.48 mm
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
AV output
N
Bundled software 
Picture Motion Browser, PMP Portable, Music Transfer
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1
Camera shutter speed 
1 - 1/1600s
Compatible memory cards 
MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Contrast adjustment
Y
Display 
LCD
Flash modes 
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Focus
3.3-5.9
GPS 
Y
Histogram
Y
Internal memory 
-
Light exposure control
± 2.0EV, 1/3EV step
Light exposure correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Spot
Megapixel 
16.2 MP
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian
Optical zoom 
16x
PictBridge 
N
Saturation adjustment
Y
Scene modes 
Backlight, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Portrait, Twilight
Self-timer 
Unspecified
Sensor type 
CMOS
Sharpness levels
Y
Video capability 
Y
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Incandescent

Ports & interfaces

Built-in microphone 
-

Power

Battery type 
NP-BG1

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
921600 pixels
Field of view
100%

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Lens system

Extra/Smart zoom
115x
Focus adjustment
Auto / Manual
Digital zoom 
64x
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
24 - 384 mm
Image stabilizer 
-

Camera

Camera type 
Compact camera
Photo effects 
Unspecified
Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Multi burst mode 
Y
Playback zoom (max)
8x
3D compatibility 
Y
Image editing
Rotating, Trimming
Start-up time
Approx. 2.3 sec.
Built-in processor
Bionz

Focusing

Smile detection
Y

Flash

Built-in flash 
Y
Flash range (tele)
1.2 - 3m
Flash range (wide)
0.25 - 5.6m

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard)
410 shots

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Lithium
Cables included
USB
Hand strap
Y
Batteries included
Y
Battery charger included
Y

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/58.4 mm (1/2.3")
Maximum image resolution 
4608 x 3456 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPG
Still image resolution(s) 
640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios 
16:9

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
N
Weight (including battery)
245g
Width 
10.48 cm
Depth 
3.39 cm
Height 
5.9 cm

Other features

USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
Digital SLR 
N
Camera CCD sensor 
Exmor R CMOS Sensor