Sony TX9 Unboxing

** (8/26/2010): Here’s the video!

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

The 2 features that I was really excited about, and HDR mode were slightly disappointing. The defocus does an okay job of simulating an ’s , 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 mail today. I am currently working on the video. I will keep you posted once I am done .

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


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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