Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V Preview

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a powerful new compact super-zoom that is loaded with impressive features and specifications. These include a versatile Sony G-series 16x optical zoom lens, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor (back-illuminated type), Full HD 1080/60p AVCHD video recording, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, and 3D still images / panorama capabilities.

The HX9V is packed full of useful and intuitive exposure options, such as Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR (High Resolution), which can capture up to a 42-megapixel panoramic image with a simple press of the shutter release and sweeping the camera. On top of this, the HX9V boasts 3D Sweep Panorama for creating stunning 3D scenes that can be viewed later on your 3D HDTV or photo frame. Another worthy option to note is the camera's built in GPS and Compass functions, which allow you to capture your location and shooting direction to be viewed later on your PC.

Sony DSC-HX9V features include:
  • 16.2-megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS sensor
  • Sony G 16x optical zoom lens covers 24-384mm equivalent range
  • Optical SteadyShot
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen with TruBlack technology
  • Full HD [email protected] AVCHD video recording
  • Superior Auto mode w/HDR
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama modes change the way you view your world
  • GPS and Compass record shot location and direction
  • Li-ion battery pack
  • HDMI output
The DSC-HX9V will be available in April of this year (2011) for about $350 US.

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