Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Video
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Video Transcript
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>> Hi Lori Grunin senior editor with CNET.com and this is the Sony Cyber shot DSC H9. This Sony's mega zoom camera. It has a 15X optical zoom that starts at a relatively wide angel of 31 millimeters. It's not quite as wide as we see on the Panasonic FC50 which starts at 28 millimeters. There's a lot that's good about this camera. It's pretty fast. It takes relatively good pictures. As for the build quality it feels a little on the cheap side. It's like plastic which makes it kind of light but it makes it feel a little shabby. Like most mega zoom cameras this has an electronic view finder. The H9 uses a scroll wheel which is much nicer using the touch screen so it takes a little time to get used to this one. The big lens takes a 74 millimeter filter or 74 millimeter add on lens which is pretty hard to find because it's not standard and that's pretty big. The H9 has a little brother the H7. They're only a couple of differences between the two models. The H9 has a big three inch flip out LCD whereas the H7s is a 2.5 inch that's fixed. Also, the H9 has Sony's night shot infrared mode. So, if you don't need those two things and you wanna save a little money get the H7. I'm Lori Grunin and this is the Sony Cyber Shot DCS H9. ^M00:01:28 [ Music ]
If you don't mind its extra bulk and narrow lens, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is an otherwise excellent compact megazoom camera.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is a very good basic compact megazoom, if not the best value.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 packs a 10x zoom lens and 8 megapixels into a tiny package, but image quality at higher ISOs is a bit lacking.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is a well-priced compact megazoom capable of taking some excellent photos, just at a leisurely pace.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a decent choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens at a reasonable price.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is a slim point-and-shoot whose generous feature set, great photos, and quick performance make it an excellent choice for a pocket camera.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 sits on the top of the budget digital camera heap with a shiny new interface, fast performance, and great pictures.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 is a lot of camera with solid shooting performance and photo and movie quality for the money.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 is a great pocket video camera despite being merely passable at snapshots.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 is a great, fast-performing snapshot camera that falters on photo quality.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (Black) Review
The good: Relatively wide angle for a megazoom; tons of manual and automatic features; large, flip-up LCD; fast continuous shooting.
The bad: Small EVF; lens aberrations and vignetting; image noise and some processing artifacts; lacks hotshoe and raw file support.
The bottom line: If you shoot primarily outdoors in daytime--especially sports, children and animals--the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 is a great choice. The cheaper DSC-H7 has a smaller LCD, lacks infrared shooting, and has a few interface differences, but is otherwise identical.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (Black) Specs
Part number: DSCH9/B
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