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SonyCyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey)
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Good image quality (19)
  • Large clear LCD (19)
  • Compact (17)
  • Image stabilization (14)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (8)
  • Short battery life (6)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (15)
  • Low light (15)
  • Travel (15)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera, Slick Design

This is a wonderful camera But Don't make it your only one....This camera does increadable things with both photos and AVCHD full 1080i quallity and I shoot a lot of video and...Read complete review

This is a wonderful camera But Don't make it your only one....This camera does increadable things with both photos and AVCHD full 1080i quallity and I shoot a lot of video and have nothing to say but amaizing things in this camera for its size. This camera is SUPER handy which for me is a must because I have grand children and you must be able to shoot in a moments notice . That is the nature of grand children. This camera does VERY well in low light with very high quallity results with little effort....Make no mistake, this camera does many things well BUT for its size one can not expect a 20 to 1 zoom lens or lots of manual fetures and you will not use it as
the last maxed oty camera you will ever own......Its great price point is a little steep, but I must admit this camera works hard to give the amature/simi pro great looking photos and super HQ HD that SONY is known for...The only down side I see right for me is if you are in a hurry to take a photo as fast as you can take it out of your shirt pocket, for me I tend to hit something on the touch screen that takes me out of the mode I expected, BUT really no big deal because with pratice I will get better and the %age is very small that I will be taking shoot from the shirt pocket shots most times.....I have more than one camera and I am happy to ad this one to my collection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Camera

This camera is OK for the amature shooter. It's very smart and takes decent pictures and video.

This camera isn't great in low light when shooting video. Audio is very...Read complete review

This camera is OK for the amature shooter. It's very smart and takes decent pictures and video.

This camera isn't great in low light when shooting video. Audio is very sensitive and the zoom button will cause audio spikes when shooting video. Battery life isn't great either.

I don't think I would buy it again.

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5.0

Great camera with tons of features

By amoeboid

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

Bought this camera for my Asia trip. I was blown away by how well it performs in low light conditions. With features like panorama, twilight portraits, two diff. intelligent modes, and HD video, this camera really makes it easy to share pictures on the fly. Another addition I like in the new Sony camera is that it can take SD cards as well. This was a life saver when I ran out of space on my MS and I just 'borrowed' the SD card from my DSLR. I have always like Sony point-and-shoot, and this is a must-have!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great deal and impressed with TX9!!!

By Ted the Cruiser

from San Jose, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom
  • No Viewfinder
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

I purchased an Nikon S9100 in May '11. At the time Tx9 was one of the final choices. I was not very happy with S9100. I started looking a couple of months ago when my S9100 was stolen. When I saw the great price B&H provides for TX9, I jump on the deal right away. It's been only a few days, but I like it very much. This is my first purchase with B&H and I'm sure there will be more.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 8
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

wonderful pictures

By rudy

from toronto

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good in Low Light

Cons

  • Limited Zoom
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

In this holiday season I took many pictures with my new DSC-TX9 digital camera and the results were incredible!!!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 7
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Excellent camera so far.

By lia

from Brazil

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

        I don't use it very often but it's great when i do.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Product, Delivered Quickly

        By Jeff in the Field

        from Ames, IA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

        The camera is outstanding. I have a large digital camera but needed one more easily to travel with for research. This camera takes wonderful pictures and the panorama option creates an amazing effect. The only minor issue for me is that the camera doesn't "zoom" quite as much as I would like, but I think that's par for the course with these compact digitals. Overall I'm thrilled!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Take it anywhere and is very easy to use

        By Marcos Fernandez

        from Barcelona - Spain

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

        Can take it anywhere and is very easy to use

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        "BIG things come in small packages!"

        By Ron

        from Seal Beach, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good for tight spaces
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Battery Life
        • GREAT Macro Pictures
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited flash distance

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

        I am a Fire Investigator and take thousands of pictures each year. I generally carry and use many tools in my trade and the digital camera is perhaps the most impotant tool I carry. I have photographic equipment costing thousands of dollars but this little camera really does it all and has become my primary tool for taking scene photographs.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        SUPERIOR RESULTS

        By K

        from FLORIDA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

        I HAD SONY TX9 FOR 2 WEEKS. THE QUALITY OF PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ARE SUPERIOR THAN MY PANASONIC AND OLYMPUS CAMERAS.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great shopping at this time

        By bizzarretravel

        from Italy

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Flash

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

        better than other sony cybershot

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Small and easy

        By Nodrog

        from Northern Virginia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

          Small, easy to operate and a great iSweep Panarama mode feature. With a 16 Gbit memory card it takes thousands of photos without downloading.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7

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          5.0

          great camera

          By pat

          from oregon

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                Great camera. Far superior to our comparably priced Nikon point-and-shoots. Fast on. Takes the picture when you push the button. Good movies with good sound, good zoom, good focus tracking. Tested on daughter on a swing - well, that was a little much for it if she is swinging too fast, but that would really be asking alot. Noticeably better low-light performance than other point-and-shoots, can almost always take pics indoors without flash and still no visible grain. The 'touch-the-screen-to-indicate-where-to-focus' option really works and is useful, and once the camera has a focus lock, it will track the object's motion! Zillion options, easy to use, don't need a manual which is a good thing, since there really isn't one. Like the instant-off too: just snap it closed, stick it in your pocket. I cannot read without glasses, but the icons on the screen here are big enough for me to use. Had another camera with internal lens, and had to be careful not to take pictures of my finger - does not happen with this camera, not sure why, better design somehow. Yes, it is easy to touch the screen by accident, but camera brings up 'are-you-sure' type menus, which are easy to back out of, and it quickly trained me to handle it properly. Battery lasts a *long* time. Only regret, love the camera so much, wish I had paid more for the TX10.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great compact camera

                By belrod20

                from Memphis, TN

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                The large touchscreen is very nice. This camera has many scene settings and the intelligent auto allows the camera to choose the right one. The background defocus is very cool, but limited to stationary objects a foot away from the camera. The HD video looks great, but the image stabilization could use a little work. I have had very good results with images and video in low light. The zoom is limited, but is what should be expected with a compact camera. Overall, I would describe this camera as awesome.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                AWESOME CAMERA!

                By Steph B.

                from Sicily,Italy

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                  this camera is amazing! bottom line.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Small and better than my old Cybershot

                  By "The Battery Drainer"

                  from NW, OH

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great stills in the dark
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Great zoom in movie mode
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                  I take pictures and videos of my grandchildren primarly. I also take the camera to motorcycle rallys.The ease of use and the large vewing area were primary reasons to upgrade from the old cybershot I have been using. The quality of the pictures and videos are much better also. The ability to use zoom during movie mode really made me happy.There are three things that I have noticed in the negative. The battery's charge is consumed fairly quickly if you review or slideshow the pictures or do anything other than just shoot pictures. My son thought the larger screen would account for faster battery drain too. I bought a second battery because of this. The screen got scratched the second day I used the camera, not sure how, must have touched something while it was hanging from my wrist. Low light indoor movies are not as bright as still shots.When I received the camera it had no storage media so I bought a fast 45/8G card along with a battery and camera case that my belt slides through. These 3 items saved me money since the store gave me a 30% discount at the cash register for buying three items . . [$] inc. tax.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Everything I Hoped For...Very Pleased!

                  By WebDeb

                  from New Jersey, USA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                    I did my research prior to purchasing my Sony Cyber-Shot, and saw a nationally-revered consumer reviewing website gave it one of the highest ratings for battery life, quality of photos, anti-shake, and all-around ease of use. They were absolutely correct! I have already used my Cyber Shot camera at 2 family events, and I am very pleased with how easy it is to use, and the quality of the photos. I also like the touch-screen controls and how simple it is to download the photos to my computer. I purhcased a 8 G memory card and so far have >500 pictures stored, with it being no where near 50% full. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone! I am very pleased!!

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    a "little" great camera for sure!

                    By Bruno Peti

                    from Salvador, Brazil

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                    I took so great pictures from this camera...it's easy to shot at days and nights as well. And the 3-D pictures and panorama mode, in a small and easy camera to carry on to all places are the greatest thing about this product.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    SO COOL

                    By KOTI

                    from STRONGSVILLE,OHIO-44149

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                      Things that aren't so great about it

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      great product

                      By alex

                      from belo horizonte, Brazil

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                        easy to use, great image quality, large lcd. Use at home to take pictures of my baby girl.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great night out camera

                        By Chris

                        from Meetup/SASS

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                        I wanted something to use for my night out with friends. But I was tired of blinding them with flash. This camera has the ability to draw from ambient light and then take a decent picture without flash and it does great. I wish I could show you.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great little camera

                        By Chris the treker

                        from Venice,ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Digital Camera (Grey):

                          A bit complex but a great camera once u figure everything out

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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