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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # SODSCHX9VB Mfr # DSCHX9V/B
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Product Highlights
  • 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS
  • Wide 16x Zoom Lens 24-384mm Equivalent
  • 3.0" VGA LCD Monitor
  • 1080/60p AVCHD HD Video W/Dual Record
  • Superior Auto W/Improved HDR
  • 3D and Intelligent Sweep Panorama Modes
  • Optical SteadyShot for Sharp Pictures
  • Background Defocus/Soft Skin Modes
  • Up to 10fps at Full 16.2MP Resolution
  • Face Detection, Advanced GPS

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Digital Camera (Black) is a compact camera loaded with professional-quality features guaranteed to bring passion to your photography: a 16.2MP high-resolution back-illuminated CMOS sensor for improved low-light sensitivity, increased speed, reduced grain and augmented image clarity, and a 16x wide-angle 24-384mm (equivalent in 35mm format) super zoom lens. You can capture up to 10 frames per second at full resolution, too.

Dazzling full 1920 x 1080 HD video makes possible crystal-clear movies with stereo sound. The 3" LCD monitor has 921,000 dots of resolution. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization keeps the blurry pictures away when using the telephoto range of the lens, or in dim lighting situations, and hi-speed linear focus keeps pace with whatever you're shooting, no matter how fast-moving. A background defocus function gives you the look of professional portraits, with the subject in tack-sharp focus and the background way out of focus, and backlight correction HDR keeps high-contrast situations under control by automatically combining 3 photos at different exposures and combining them for one photo with correct tonal range. 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama let you view the world in new ways.

Friends and family will love how they look in your photos when you use the Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Anti-blink, and Soft Skin functions to show people at their best. And when you just want a point-and-shoot camera with no fuss, no muss, the Superior Auto mode has you covered--just press the shutter button and the HX9V takes care producing the best photo possible.

16.2 Megapixel Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Image Sensor
The DSC-HX9V features a 16.2 megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's Sony G lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080p movie modes.
3.0" XtraFine LCD display
3.0" XtraFine LCD with TruBlack technology (921K dots) gives you deeper blacks and more color in your display, all while being thinner than most LCDs.
Compact Camera With 16x Optical Zoom
The Sony 16x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take along in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
Full HD 1080/60p Video
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 Full HD. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your Blu-ray Disc players, Sony PlayStation 3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs.
Backlight Correction HDR
Don't miss a single detail in high contrast shots. The built in backlight correction analyzes the image and automatically adjusts accordingly to give you a perfectly lit shot. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking three pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of each into a single image for more natural looking shots.
3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama Mode
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities.4 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
Hi-Speed Linear Focus
Life moves fast, your camera's focus needs to move just as fast. The Hi-speed linear focus achieves dramatically clearer images with an auto focus that moves just as fast as your life.
Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on your subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode
With Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
Digital Zoom
Capturing the right shot at the right moment has never been so easy. Digital zoom brings you right close up to the action so you can get that perfect shot, every time.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
Superior Auto Mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and 44 scenes for movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Face Detection Technology
Sony's Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
HDMI Output
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV). Easily connect your Cyber-shot camera via HDMI cable to any compatible HDMI compatible device to easily enjoy and upload content.
Soft Skin Mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Smile Shutter Technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Anti-Blink Function
It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Compatible with PC and Mac Systems
The Full HD video captured with the DSC-HX9V can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems.
Includes Sony PMB Portable Software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable the DSC-HX9V makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software to install.
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software Ver. 5.5
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD using an external DVD burning device (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook and Sony's Personal Space site).
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.8 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens 10 elements in 7 groups
4 Aspherical
(35 mm equivalent: 24-384 mm)
Aperture: f/3.3 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 16x
Intelligent Zoom: 20x
Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.94' (120 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200
Shutter 30 - 1/1600 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Program
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 16.2 MP for up to 10 frames
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.82 - 18.37' (0.25 - 5.6 m)
Memory
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI A (Full Size)
HDMI A (Full Size)
Power
Battery NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3" / 10.4 x 5.9 x 3.4 cm
Weight 7.58 oz / 215 g Camera Only
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Digital Camera (Black)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BG1)
  • USB Charger
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B
  • Wrist Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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