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Pros: Excellent camera for a price (I got it for $129). Great nighttime and daytime pictures.
Pros: I really like the camera it's awesome!
Cons: it's good
Pros: Exmor R CMOS- Backlit.
Superior Low Light performance- with sharper resolution and lower Noise.
Faster Shutter response- 10fps.
True HD: 1080i 60fps AVCHD Video with zoom.
Advanced Signal Processing- BIONZ Senor.
DSLR like Background Defocus capable.
Backlight Correction HDR.
Superior Auto mode.
Soft Skin mode.
Anti-Motion Blur Mode.
Cons: Almost too small.
Not the best Lens- see technical reviews.
Overall Review: CCD sensored Cameras are not yet able to approaoch the speed and Low Light performance of Backlit CMOS Digital Cameras. The Sony DSC-WX9 shoots indoors without a flash in low light conditions (high ISO'S) at fast Shutter Speeds. There are a few better High ISO Backlit CMOS cameras in the point-shoot category, but most are hundreds more in price- and worse, they shoot HD Video as 1080 24p MOV MPEG 4 format- hard to edit.
Pros: All around great camera. This is my 3rd point and shoot and I really didn't need a new one but since I had a few vacations planned I decided to get a 16MP. I could not have been more satisfied.
Cons: few and very minor
Pros: *abundant amount of picture taking options and settings
*easily navigated options
*lower noise in low light pictures
*manual controls between pictures, panorama, and video are great
Cons: *I took over 200 pictures on our honeymoon with this camera and my biggest con was that when I looked at the pictures on my computer I noticed a focusing issue. However, it was not a lens focusing issue. Parts of the pictures would be defocussed that were at the same depth as other objects in the picture and in random areas of the photo. Sometime it would be in the upper right hand corner, sometimes the lower left, sometimes in multiple spots. It really varied a lot. I will say that the center of the pictured tended to be in focus though. I had cleaned the lens multiple times to no resolution. I can only conclude that this was some issue with the processing of the picture and not a lens focusing issue based on what I've seen. There are several settings on the camera that purposely defocus things in the background through processing. So, I figure that it has some sort of recognition code it uses to determine what is background and maybe this was malfunctioning.
*zoom is weak
Overall Review: I am hoping that the out of focus spots are just a product of a flaw with this particular camera. I'm not sure if I will exchange it and try a new one yet or buy a different camera all together.
Pros: Clear Pictures - not a lot of blur or mirroring.
Wide angle lens - little to no barrel distortion
Captures nice detail - took a picture of a grass field, you can generally make out the blades of grass. Many cameras fail here.
Fast camera - Very responsive, you press the button and your picture is taken.
Handles light and dark very well - takes decent night time photos. In areas of light and shadow. Generally handles well.
Colours - I'm sure an expert would disagree here, but generally I found the colours of the pictures to be really life like.
Zoom during video
Good image stabilisation - I have shaking hands, so this is a must for me.
I-Auto tells you what scene selection it's using for the shot before you shoot - So, if you don't like what it's done, you can correct it and micromanage.
Almost full blueray movie definition - videos are excellent, sometimes even better than the photos if the light sources are unfavourable.
image stabilisation seems to work with video.
Cons: Only a 5x zoom. A downgrade from my last camera. I wanted a higher zoom, didn't like any of the cameras with a higher zoom.
Sony battery that needlessly costs $50 if you want an additional battery
Sony over priced proprietary cables/batteries and other equipment.
Images are way over processed - All cameras reveal there challenges if you zoom in on them. Zooming in on this camera, some things like walls or very distant objects that don't have a lot of detail look painted. But, unless you are going to print extra large copies of your pictures, like almost poster size, it's generally not noticeable. Pictures where most of the objects are distant/hard to resolve detail wise this may be noticeable. The largest print I've done is 8x10 and nobody in my family could tell.
Blueray burner need for best video results - Pretty modern computer too to watch video. Video is choppy in Atholon 2 processor as well as a pentium D. Got good performance with newer processors.
Overall Review: I do recommend this camera, but... it's not an over exaggeration about how over processed the images are. Like I've mentioned, for the most part you can't really tell it if you keep your prints around 8x10 or lower (I haven't tried higher prints yet). It seems to struggle when there is a lack of detail in what you are shooting, and I have noticed that camouflage can pose challenges. Sony's in general produce over processed images. But, if you just want a good camera to take every day photos, maybe some vacation/sports shots. And you don't want to worry about after processing the images. You just want to hit the button, then go to the store and print the results. It's a great camera for you.
But, if the over processing and the occasionally almost painted look really bugs you. Or if you like after processing your images. You will hate this camera.