TX9 Unboxing

**Update (8/26/2010): Here’s the video!

So far, I’ve really been enjoying the TX9. The picture is great, but I already expected that considering the of the my previous camera, the TX1. What really surprised me though was the of the video. It is smooth and sharp!

The 2 features that I was really excited about, defocus and HDR mode were slightly disappointing. The defocus does an okay job of simulating an SLR’s shallow depth of field, but depending on the subject and the situation, it sometimes defocuses things that shouldn’t be out of focus. The HDR mode does a decent job of increasing the dynamic range. I compared it to some of the other modes (which might not be the best considering the sensor already does a great job of capturing a range of highlights and shadows) and could not tell much difference. Maybe Sony should have options with the HDR mode that include intensity of the HDR effect as well as a setting to change the number of pictures it takes using different exposures. Right now it only takes two photos and combines them. Maybe if they combined at least 3+ differently exposed photos, the HDR effect might be more obvious.

The feature works well. I don’t have a TV yet, but the in-camera effect does what I expected…it gives multiple perspectives.

I still need to play with the camera more, I’ve only had it a day as of writing this. I will be getting the WX5 soon, so I can compare the two.

(8/25/2010): Just got the TX9 in the today. I am currently working on the video. I will keep you posted once I am done editing.

(8/20/2010): I’m still waiting for the camera to arrive at my doorstep. I am very excited to get my the Sony DSC-TX9. I also ordered a WX5 and will be doing a review of that as well.

Comments

6 Responses to “Sony TX9 Unboxing & Hands-on Review”

  1. iNichi on August 31st, 2010 2:10 am

    Great Review, thanks! 🙂

  2. farn on September 24th, 2010 4:15 am

    I was seeing no difference with HDR effect? Maybe due to video. Can you put out the images?

  3. maria on September 26th, 2010 9:04 am

    Hi, what camera do you recommend to buy between WX5, TX9 and T99?
    I will go to Europe and I need to choice it. Thanks

  4. Kevrell on May 21st, 2011 11:32 am

    You?re a real deep tinkehr. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. c4d on August 16th, 2011 10:58 am

    thank you very much on the reviews! it was just what i was looking for to help me decide

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