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Sony DSC-TX9 Digital Camera

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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites liked this Sony camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digicam Buyer.co.uk who wrote it was exceptional.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, Digital Versus, Cameras.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk this camera has an overall expert rating of 77%.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 88 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Honestreviewer365 mentioned “It's easy to use (except when you're trying to defocus the b/g” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars. Lunacoyo mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “What we love about it is that it is so easy to use”. Five years ago Nathaniel Allen said “+ The touchscreen is actually a joy to use” in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-TX9 thought it was easy to use the menus. Peter Dao mentioned “All the menu settings by touching the fully occupied rear screen that 's very responsive” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Size

Eleven Sony DSC-TX9 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was compact. Honestreviewer365 mentioned on Amazon five years ago “This seems to be the only compact digital camera with that feature” in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned “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 this digital camera a score of 4 stars. Expert website Cameralabs.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a 12.2 Megapixel compact with a 4x zoom lens” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

A few people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Peter Dao said on Amazon “I love its sleek, thin stylish designed” in his review. Four years ago Ryan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “This camera is amazing--huge screen, slim”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “The Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 looks very much like the TX5; it has a slim body with a slide-to-start front cover”.

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who reviewed it wrote that it was a good depth. Illinifan 29 mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 on Amazon six years ago “The photos show true depth with no crosstalk”. One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Six years ago expert website Techtree.com wrote “Rugged and also incredibly lightweight”.

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Nice Design

Thirteen Sony DSC-TX9 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Honestreviewer365 mentioned “The camera does take beautiful photos” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Lunacoyo said in their review “This is a pretty good camera”. Two years ago Peter Dao mentioned “It takes very beautiful pictures and sometimes exceeds other brand cameras with 18 megapixels”.

A few people who bought the Sony DSC-TX9 mentioned that it was a good design. Gadgetreview.com rated the product 4 stars and said “The sleek design is equally com”.

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Good Quality Pictures

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

A number of Sony DSC-TX9 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Nathaniel Allen gave the product an excellent review score and he said in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9 on Amazon “+ 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”. Techworld.com said six years ago “Since it has a ton of shooting modes, including some rather nifty ones (Handheld Twilight, 3D, Intelligent Sweep Panorama” in their Sony DSC-TX9 review.

One Sony DSC-TX9 reviewer who bought this digital camera considered that it was good in low light.

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Good Video Capture

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Nathaniel Allen said on Amazon “+ Excellent HD movie mode, with the press of a dedicated button” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Peter Dao mentioned in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Shooting a cool video in a very low light, I mean just a dim sleeping light”. Ryan rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “Best of all (for me) is the video quality” in his review of the Sony DSC-TX9.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five Sony DSC-TX9 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Honestreviewer365 mentioned “The touch screen feature is very convenient” . Lunacoyo wrote “The picture quality on the screen is still perfectly fine”. Nathaniel Allen scored the product very highly and he said five years ago “Heck, watching it back on the large touch screen is excellent” in his review.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

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

Robust

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Alias said on Amazon five years ago “As an added bonus, its waterproof” in their Sony DSC-TX9 review however despite that they only rated it 3 stars.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was well made. Lunacoyo said in their review three years ago “Overall, this is a really solid camera” . One Sony DSC-TX9 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. Nathaniel Allen wrote in his Sony DSC-TX9 review on Amazon “The picture quality is wonderful”. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 on 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”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. Nathaniel Allen said in his Sony DSC-TX9 review five years ago “Zooming while recording is silent” .

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. One customer who bought it thought it had a good zoom.

10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of people who bought the Sony DSC-TX9 considered that it was not cheap. Alias gave the Sony DSC-TX9 a score of 60 out of 100 and said in their review on Amazon five years ago “Overpriced camera--buying the name brand I suppose”. Nathaniel Allen mentioned in his review “+ Uses SDHC memory cards! Goodbye overpriced Sony Memory Stick” but in spite of that he still scored this digital camera 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not good value for money. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-TX9 “While not the best value” yet they still gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Poor Battery Life

One Sony DSC-TX9 owner who bought the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Peter Dao wrote in his review of this digital camera “Its Sony's 3.6v rechargable battery is not so good in the long run on the shooting with only 630MAh juice” however despite that he rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most cameras of this type and age do not have an image stabiliser. The DSC-TX9 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony DSC-TX9 does not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX200V which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-TX9 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-TX9 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX9 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-TX9, the DSC-TX9 does not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-TX9 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-TX9 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-TX9 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-TX9 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-TX9, the DSC-TX9 does not have a GPS.

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

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-TX9

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(29)
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

(16)
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 31 July 2015 by P. R. MacCabe
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased these as a replacement for a pair of of ATH-ES88 headphones I'd had but got broken. As I'd owned Audio Technica headphones in the past I'd seen these and were very desirable but also... Read more…

Works well before it fries. Excellent driver support in even basic Linux installations
Works really well for wireless N. It works almost as well as the tl-w 772 for wireless N
It looks really cool and uses a dock which is included as well
I would of kept it IF I only needed a wireless N device
Whoever did the copy writing for the item took incredible shortcuts
No ESD (electro-static discharge) protection means fried adapter if indoor humidity is too low. I touched the enclosure of my PC and the external ESD ended up frying this adapter and the same happened
The annoyingly bright blue led light that faces you. A flashing light does not make me think it's working but rather wondering how to block it
The installation for this is horrible. Has no plug in play usb support, you must install the disc software first. Oh by the way don't lose that disc because you'll never be able to get the driver agai
So if you installed the driver with no adapter software which did work on windows 7 64. Now you will soon realise how do I connect to the 5ghz band. Well I could see it wifi analyzer programs but nev
The adapter is said to be "Linux compatible". It's only partly true so that means it's only partly a lie. I contacted the manufacturer's rep and others to find that my level of expertise in updating m
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…

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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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