Sony Cybershot HX9V Test: the new reference!

Sony is one of those who arrived later on this niche market today to powerful compact optics. There had indeed been the H3 in 2007, but the unit 10X zoom was starting only 38 mm. Not until the HX5V early 2010 for both the amplitude and the wide angle. Today is his successor, the HX9V, we are testing.

Sony Cybershot HX9V

Photo Features

Pixels /

max

16.2 Mpix /

4608 x 3456 pixels

Sensor – size

exposed backlit CMOS – 1 / 2.3 ‘

Zoom

24-384 mm (16 X)

max / stab openings

F3.3 – f5,9 / Mechanical

Screen

3 ” / 921 600 pixels

sensitivities

100-3 ISO 200

Shutter

30 s – 1/1 600 s

macro

5 cm

Flash range

Maximum 5.6 m

GPS / RAW

Yes No

Storage

SD / SDHC / SDXC / MS MS PRO-HG Duo

+ 19 MB internal

Connectors

Mini HDMI Port + owner

autonomy announced

410 pictures (CIPA)

Dimensions

104.8 x 59 x 33.9 mm

Weight

244 g

Food

Li-ion 960 mAh

video Features

max quality

1080p 50 im / s

Container – codec

AVI (MP4) or MTS (AVCHD)

His

Stereo

Zoom / AF during video

Yes Yes

stabilized video

Yes, optical

Grip and ergonomics HX9V

The HX9V retains a family resemblance with the HX5V. But just a look … In fact, the most consistent optical block refocused, about balance, the housing has thickened (34 mm against 29 mm) and considerably heavier (244g against 200g). Despite this, the grip remains enjoyable, thanks to the handful flu (pimpled rubber covering) and ergonomic thumb rests. The finish of the HX9V appear could not be more serious, recalling that the device belongs to the high end of its category.