The Sony T9 is just now available in some stores.
The sony advertisements make it sound like the camera of the future.
I would wait until you see a few reviews of this camera. Their claims of low light performance seem exagerated since the camera has a maximum ISO setting of 640.
For "tricky lighting like dim lights in resuaurants" acutally rules out any camera (under $999) unless you are willing to use a tripod to support the camera.
So far, the best small camera performer in dim light is the Fujifilm F10, F11, and Z2.
Olympus has announced some low-light small cameras that will be available in March and April. The Stylus 720SW and the Stylus 810.
I'm having a lot of trouble deciding which digital camera to get. I've been reading about them for months and now I am currently debating between the new Sony Cybershot DSC-T9, the Panasonic Lumix FX-9 and the Canon Powershot SD500. Which do you think is the better camera?
I guess what I'd like to have is a camera that produces great image quality (even in tricky lighting like dim lights in restaurants). Red-eye is typical from all ultra compact cameras, but I'd like to have one that isn't as frequent. I'd like one that doesn't have a long shutter lag as well.
Any suggestions and comments would be great. Thanks!