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Sony DSC-TX9 Digital Camera

Two industry awards
Limited optical zoom
Pricey for a camera with no manual controls
46 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was good. The writer at review site Camera Labs conluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Digicam Buyer.co.uk.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Cameras.co.uk and Camera Labs the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 77%.

Good User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera 88 out of 100 on average. Over 81% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars. That puts this digital camera in the top 16% of all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 196 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 83% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Svelte Proportions Maintain Portability

Eleven owners thought the Sony DSC-TX9 was compact. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Svelte proportions maintain portability”. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Camera Labs seven years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a 12.2 Megapixel compact with a 4x zoom lens” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk also seven years ago “Did you enjoy this article? Share it!Another high-specced, fashionable Sony compact The first thing that strikes us about the Sony TX9 is its design”.

Seven customers who reviewed the product considered that it was thin. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com said in their Sony DSC-TX9 review seven years ago “The Sony CyberShot DSC-TX9 is a 12-megapixel digital camera that offers 1080i movie capture with a thin and light compact design”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “It has a slim, fashionable and trendy body casing” and rated it 7 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website 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”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was good structurally. One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Mrs. K. A. Wheatley wrote “Quite a lot heavier”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who bought the Sony DSC-TX9 concluded that it was quiet. Nathaniel Allen mentioned “Zooming while recording is silent”.


Responsive Touch Screen

Eleven owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “3.5" touch screen display”. Camera Labs said seven years ago “Responsive touch screen” but they gave it a score of 1 stars. Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Display touchscreen ad alta risoluzione”.

Full 1080i HD Video

Thirteen customers agreed that it was good for video recording. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “Full 1080i HD video” but even so they only gave this digital camera a rating of 18.2 out of 100. Six years ago Digital Versus wrote in their Sony DSC-TX9 review “1080 video mode with zoom”. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus also six years ago “The TX9 comes with a docking station that has an audio/video output port, as well as HDMI”.

Great Image Quality

Thirty-eight people concluded that the Sony DSC-TX9 was able to produce good images. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Wireless photo and video transfer via TransferJet”. Seven years ago Digitalcamerainfo.com said “With stunning 12.1-megapixel photos, 1080/60i video, crisp touchscreen controls” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “A casual photographer is sure to fi”.

Nine owners who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Seven years ago Mac World wrote “3D shooting” in his review of this digital camera however he only rated this digital camera 1 stars. Techworld.com said “Since it has a ton of shooting modes, including some rather nifty ones (Handheld Twilight, 3D, Intelligent Sweep Panorama” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 however despite that they only gave it a score of 59.647672505409 out of 100. Nathaniel Allen wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9 six years ago “+ Wonderful wide angle shooting, which is unheard of on cameras of this size” .

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Seven years ago Mac World mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Modes for low-light, panorama”. Three years ago Peter Dao gave it a rating of 7 stars and he said on Amazon “The camera takes clear and crisp images in low light” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people who bought the product considered that it had a good ISO range.

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Limited Optical Zoom

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good zoom. Camera Labs wrote “Poorly designed zoom control” in their review of this digital camera. Techreviewsource.com said “Limited optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Some buttons and zoom rocker are too small for large hands”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good lens. Six years ago Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Slight lack of consistency in the lens, particularly in wide angle”. Nathaniel Allen wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It makes some compromises with its small sensor, slow lens”.

Two customers who bought the Sony DSC-TX9 wrote that it did not have a good autofocus. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 on CNET.co.uk seven years ago “Focus falls off toward the edges at maximum wideangle setting”. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “Photos can be out of focus at times”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Techworld.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 certainly doesn't skimp on features or performance”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 offers plenty of advanced shooting features underneath its good looks”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The only genuinely new features are the 3D panorama”.


Design

Small, Portable Design

Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com rated the product 6 stars and mentioned seven years ago “It is simply and elegantly designed and has stellar performance in every one of our testing categories”. Techtree.com mentioned “Expert Review Sony has brought out a stylish super-thin 12.2 MP Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 camera that features a large 3.5-inch touchscreen with tap-to-focus” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Gadgetreview.com wrote “The TX9 is pretty great in nearly every way”.

Ten customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Asia.cnet.com wrote seven years ago “Sophisticated, sleek design” but in spite of that they scored the product 1 stars. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Schlankes schickes Design” in their review of this digital camera but even so they rated the Sony DSC-TX9 1 stars. Seven years ago Techreviewsource.com wrote “Small, portable design” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

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Great Image Quality

Thirteen owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent lowlight quality”. Techtree.com wrote seven years ago “Good image quality even in dark conditions, fast shooting, full HD video with stereo sound capture, responsive large crisp touchscreen, stylish ultra-slim design with solid build, feature-rich” . Mac World mentioned “Very slim, with good build quality” in his Sony DSC-TX9 review.

Very Slim, With Good Build Quality

Five people reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Cameras.co.uk said “Design ultraplat et construction irrprochable” in their Sony DSC-TX9 review. Seven years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “Minimalist design and metal construction”. Lunacoyo gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “Overall, this is a really solid camera”.

Two customers considered that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Mrs. K. A. Wheatley wrote “There are also functions that allow you to blur backgrounds, take close ups, put in immediate effects such as underwater style photos etc”. Alias mentioned on Amazon six years ago “As an added bonus, its waterproof”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Seven years ago Techtree.com said “The ultra-slim design with a carbon black metallic body is both stylish and rugged and also incredibly lightweight” in their review of this digital camera.

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Touchscreen With Good Definition and a Nice Interface

Fifteen owners concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned seven years ago “It combines simple and intuitive operation with a host of genuinely useful features”. Cameras.co.uk wrote “In addition to the obvious touch control attraction the Sony Cybershot DSC TX9 has a lot going for it” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk wrote six years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a compact digital cameras that offers great image quality and is easy for novice photographers to use” .

Three owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good interface. Digital Versus mentioned “Touchscreen with good definition and a nice interface” although they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Cameras.co.uk said in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “Bonne gestion de la sensibilit jusqu 800 ISO, cran tactile bien dfini et interface agrable”. Five years ago Dwa2011 wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The Sony interface is great” and rated the product 7 stars.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Macworld.co.uk said in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “Customizable icon menus in all shooting modes Wireless photo” however they only rated it 14 out of 100. Peter Dao wrote on Amazon “All the menu settings by touching the fully occupied rear screen that 's very responsive”.

One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Digital Versus wrote “Handles sensitivity well up to 800 ISO”.

One person who purchased it concluded that it had a touch sensitive screen. Cnet.co.uk said seven years ago “Large and responsive touchsensitive LCD” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.2 out of 100.

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Support

Pricey for a Camera With No Manual Controls

Four owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-TX9 did not have good technical guidance. Seven years ago Mac World wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “Pricey for a camera with no manual controls”. Techtree.com wrote “Image is a bit soft, touchscreen can get dirty, tiny zoom and power buttons, no full manual control, nascent 3D technology, expensive” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago Mr. R. Brown wrote “Given that some of the functions of this camera can be a little complicated (3D Panorama images!) it is frustrating not to have a handy guide to refer to”.


Power

Mediocre Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX9 concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Techreviewsource.com mentioned seven years ago “Mediocre battery life”. Three years ago Peter Dao wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Its Sony's 3.6v rechargable battery is not so good in the long run on the shooting with only 630MAh juice”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the DSC-TX9.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsctx9rceh, sony dsctx9h, dsctx9n
Barcodes 00027242793064, 00027242793088, 00411378203304
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