Sony Unboxing

**Update (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, background defocus and HDR mode were slightly disappointing. The background defocus does an okay job of simulating an SLR’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 idea considering the already does a great job of capturing a range of ) and could not tell much . 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 3D works well. I don’t have a 3D TV yet, but the in-camera effect does what I expected…it gives multiple .

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 of that as well.