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Sony DSC-TX9
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Sony DSC-TX9 Digital Camera

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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this Sony digital camera. This camera received a Camera Labs "Recommended" award and it received a Digicam Buyer.co.uk "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, Digital Versus, Cameras.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk this camera has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 16 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 88 out of 100.

Good Size

A few customers who bought it considered that it was compact. Honestreviewer365 mentioned on Amazon five years ago “This seems to be the only compact digital camera with that feature” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 although they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said “The Sony CyberShot DSC-TX9 is a 12-megapixel digital camera that offers 1080i movie capture with a thin and light compact design” in their review of this digital camera. Cameralabs.com rated the Sony DSC-TX9 4 stars and wrote on Camera Labs “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a 12.2 Megapixel compact with a 4x zoom lens”.

A few people who purchased the Sony DSC-TX9 considered that it was thin. Peter Dao mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9 on Amazon “I love its sleek, thin stylish designed”. Ryan mentioned on Amazon “This camera is amazing--huge screen, slim”. Goodgearguide.com.au scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 looks very much like the TX5; it has a slim body with a slide-to-start front cover” in their Sony DSC-TX9 review.

One customer who purchased the product said that it was a good depth. Illinifan 29 mentioned “The photos show true depth with no crosstalk”.

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Six years ago expert website Techtree.com mentioned “Rugged and also incredibly lightweight” in their Sony DSC-TX9 review and gave the Sony DSC-TX9 a rating of 4 stars.

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Nice Design

Some Sony DSC-TX9 reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-TX9 was good looking. Honestreviewer365 wrote on Amazon “The camera does take beautiful photos” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Lunacoyo said on Amazon “This is a pretty good camera”. Peter Dao said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “It takes very beautiful pictures and sometimes exceeds other brand cameras with 18 megapixels” .

A number of Sony DSC-TX9 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good design. Gadgetreview.com said in their review of this digital camera “The sleek design is equally com”.

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Easy to Use

A number of people wrote that the Sony DSC-TX9 was easy to use. Honestreviewer365 said on Amazon “It's easy to use (except when you're trying to defocus the b/g” in their review. Lunacoyo wrote in their Sony DSC-TX9 review on Amazon “What we love about it is that it is so easy to use” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Nathaniel Allen gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “+ The touchscreen is actually a joy to use” in his review.

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Peter Dao mentioned in his review two years ago “All the menu settings by touching the fully occupied rear screen that 's very responsive” .

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-TX9 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Nathaniel Allen scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “+ Excellent HD movie mode, with the press of a dedicated button” in his review. Peter Dao rated it 5 stars and he said “Shooting a cool video in a very low light, I mean just a dim sleeping light” in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9. Ryan wrote in his Sony DSC-TX9 review “Best of all (for me) is the video quality”.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers wrote that the product was able to produce good images. Alias mentioned on Amazon five years ago “I ended up buying another Sony - this one was just as good, takes great pictures” yet they scored this digital camera 60 out of 100. Ari said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “My favorite camera! Super fast click and clear pictures!” and rated it as excellent. Ari also mentioned “I absolutely love this camera! It takes excellent photos”.

A number of customers considered that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Nathaniel Allen wrote on Amazon “+ Wonderful wide angle shooting, which is unheard of on cameras of this size” and gave the product a very good review. Nathaniel Allen also wrote “The camera does a very good job of selecting the appropriate shooting mode for the conditions”. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “Since it has a ton of shooting modes, including some rather nifty ones (Handheld Twilight, 3D, Intelligent Sweep Panorama” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-TX9 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good screen. Honestreviewer365 wrote in their Sony DSC-TX9 review five years ago “The touch screen feature is very convenient” but despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Lunacoyo gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The picture quality on the screen is still perfectly fine” in their Sony DSC-TX9 review. Nathaniel Allen gave this digital camera an excellent rating and he wrote in his review on Amazon five years ago “Heck, watching it back on the large touch screen is excellent”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

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Good Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. Techworld.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 certainly doesn't skimp on features or performance”. Expert website Asia.cnet.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 offers plenty of advanced shooting features underneath its good looks” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The only genuinely new features are the 3D panorama” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One person who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Five years ago Alias wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “As an added bonus, its waterproof”. One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Lunacoyo wrote “Overall, this is a really solid camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony DSC-TX9 owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Nathaniel Allen said on Amazon “The picture quality is wonderful” in his review. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a compact digital camera that offers great image quality and is easy for novice photographers to use” and rated it 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Nathaniel Allen said in his Sony DSC-TX9 review on Amazon “Zooming while recording is silent”.

Good Quality Lens

One person thought it had a good lens. One Sony DSC-TX9 reviewer considered that it had a good zoom.

9 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Peter Dao mentioned “Its Sony's 3.6v rechargable battery is not so good in the long run on the shooting with only 630MAh juice” however he gave it a very good review.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-TX9 do not have an image stabiliser. The DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-TX9 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The Sony DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-TX9, the Sony DSC-TX9 does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-TX9 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-TX9 also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-TX9 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-TX9 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX9 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-TX9 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-TX9 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-TX9

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(29)
31 August 2011

As an everyday camera, the TX9 is pretty great in nearly every way. The sleek design is equally com...

24 May 2011

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a compact digital cameras that offers great image quality and is easy for novice photographers to use. The Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 looks very much like the TX5; it has a... Read more…

17 February 2011

The TX9 is a compact camera that holds no real surprises. It's effective and pleasant to use, but the only genuinely new features are the 3D panorama and multi-angle modes. On the whole, it's a...

12 January 2011

Weighing 150 grams and measuring just 18mm thick, the $380 Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 ? Sony?s flagship compact point-and-shoot ? is one wee camera. It was barely more noticeable than a phone in my pant... Read more…

23 December 2010

Not everyone will want to pay such a high price for a compact camera; however, you cannot fault its easy-to-use menu system and high image quality results Overall Our provides the latest...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 January 2011 by Mrs. K. A. Wheatley

This is a tiny piece of kit, about the size of an iPhone but quite a lot heavier, it is fairly daunting when you first get it out of the box. One side is all LCD screen. The other is covered by a... Read more…

Reviewed 25 December 2010 by Mr. R. Brown

I've been looking for a digital camera for a while, having previously been content to allow my wife to take the pictures. So when I had the chance to get my hands on this camera I jumped at the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 February 2011 by Clever Spud

The Sony DSCTX9H does a good job of simplifying a large number or very sophisticated features. The touch screen display is large and intuitive with the vast majority of the available functions... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2012 by Dwa2011

Great picture quality. The Sony interface is great. For a short review (cuz the others are long), the pictures that come out of this camera are terrific. I have never been let down by this camera.... Read more…

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I absolutely love this camera! It takes excellent photos. I have owned it for 6 mos and have had zero issues with it... I will update this if there is ever any issues. It takes fast photos. No... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsctx9, dsctx9h, dsctx9n, dsctx9r, sony dsctx9, sony dsctx9h, sony dsctx9r, sony dsctx9rc, sony dsctx9rce, sony dsctx9rceh
Barcodes 00027242793064, 00027242793088, 00411378203304
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