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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 both endorsed this camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digicam Buyer.co.uk.

Average Expert Reviews

Twenty-three experts from sites including Camera Labs, Digital Versus, Cameras.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk have rated this camera on average 77 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 15 owner reviews this digital camera has an overall owner rating of 87%.

Nice Design

A few Sony DSC-TX9 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Honestreviewer365 wrote “The camera does take beautiful photos”. Lunacoyo rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “This is a pretty good camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9. Peter Dao wrote in his review of this digital camera “I love its sleek, thin stylish designed and elegance with a 3.5inch large screen in the rear”.

A number of Sony DSC-TX9 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design. Seven years ago expert review site Techreviewsource.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony CyberShot DSC-TX9 is a 12-megapixel digital camera that offers 1080i movie capture with a thin and light compact design” and gave the Sony DSC-TX9 a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Gadgetreview.com mentioned “The sleek design is equally com” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Some Sony DSC-TX9 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Honestreviewer365 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon six years ago “It's easy to use (except when you're trying to defocus the b/g” but they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Lunacoyo gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “What we love about it is that it is so easy to use”. Nathaniel Allen wrote “+ The touchscreen is actually a joy to use”.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Peter Dao wrote on Amazon “All the menu settings by touching the fully occupied rear screen that 's very responsive” in his review.

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Good Size

Eleven Sony DSC-TX9 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Honestreviewer365 said “This seems to be the only compact digital camera with that feature”. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert website Camera Labs “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a 12.2 Megapixel compact with a 4x zoom lens” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “CEH The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a compact digital cameras that offers great image quality” in their review.

Several Sony DSC-TX9 owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Ryan said “This camera is amazing--huge screen, slim”. Seven years ago Goodgearguide.com.au rated it 4 stars and wrote “The Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 looks very much like the TX5; it has a slim body with a slide-to-start front cover”. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk said “It has a slim, fashionable and trendy body casing” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Illinifan 29 scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The photos show true depth with no crosstalk”. One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was lightweight.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Alias mentioned on Amazon “I ended up buying another Sony - this one was just as good, takes great pictures” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9. Ari said two years ago “My favorite camera! Super fast click and clear pictures!” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ari also wrote “I absolutely love this camera! It takes excellent photos”.

Six people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Nathaniel Allen mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “+ Wonderful wide angle shooting, which is unheard of on cameras of this size” . Nathaniel Allen also said “The camera does a very good job of selecting the appropriate shooting mode for the conditions”. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “Since it has a ton of shooting modes, including some rather nifty ones (Handheld Twilight, 3D, Intelligent Sweep Panorama” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers who bought the product agreed that it was good for video recording. Nathaniel Allen said “+ Excellent HD movie mode, with the press of a dedicated button” and gave it an excellent review score. Peter Dao mentioned three years ago “Shooting a cool video in a very low light, I mean just a dim sleeping light”. Ryan mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “Best of all (for me) is the video quality” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Honestreviewer365 mentioned “The touch screen feature is very convenient” in their review. Four years ago Lunacoyo said “The picture quality on the screen is still perfectly fine” in their review of this digital camera. Nathaniel Allen wrote “Heck, watching it back on the large touch screen is excellent” in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

Good Technical Features

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Techworld.com wrote in their Sony DSC-TX9 review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 certainly doesn't skimp on features or performance”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com rated the Sony DSC-TX9 4 stars and wrote in their review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 offers plenty of advanced shooting features underneath its good looks”. Six years ago expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The only genuinely new features are the 3D panorama” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

Robust

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

One Sony DSC-TX9 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-TX9 concluded that it was strong and durable. Techtree.com wrote “The ultra-slim design with a carbon black metallic body is both stylish and rugged and also incredibly lightweight”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony DSC-TX9 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Nathaniel Allen mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is wonderful”. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a compact digital camera that offers great image quality and is easy for novice photographers to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Sony.

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Acceptable Noise Level

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

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom.

9 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who purchased the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Peter Dao said in his review “Its Sony's 3.6v rechargable battery is not so good in the long run on the shooting with only 630MAh juice” .

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-TX9 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-TX9 do not support wi-Fi. The Sony DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX9 do not support video capability. The DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Sony DSC-TX9 does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-TX9 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX9 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-TX9 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-TX9 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX9 are not 3D. The DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-TX9 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200V which is also higher rated.

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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

Camera Labs Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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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…

(Verified Purchase)

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