Cameras forum


Sony Cybershot DSC Hx 9v

by 111cutter / July 31, 2011 7:16 AM PDT

Looking to purchase this camera, looking for pro and cons frrom current users.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Sony Cybershot DSC Hx 9v
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Sony Cybershot DSC Hx 9v
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Sony HX9v
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 31, 2011 9:44 AM PDT

The HX9v suffers from a problem shared by all small cameras with 16 megapixel sensors.
People expect 16 megalpixels to show more detail but it actually results in less detail due to noise and noise reduction firmware.

(Many small 14 megapixel cameras have the same problem.)

Too many pixels on a too small sensor assembly.

Too many pixels results in too much noise.

The camera makers use noise reduction firmware in the camera.
It is too agressive and also removes the fine detail from the image.

Here is a discussion on the subject with sample photos:

The lesson we learn is, look for a small camera with 12 or less megapixels.

Collapse -
Sony Cybershot DSC Hx 9v
by 111cutter / July 31, 2011 10:05 AM PDT

Can someone make a recommendation of a camera?

Collapse -
Similar Specifications
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 1, 2011 12:00 AM PDT

Look at the Canon SX130 IS.

It uses a 12 MP sensor assembly.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Want to see the future of car technology?

Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.