Too much positive reviews from the HX20v and the picture quality seems not too bad either. So as a step up from my HX5v I get all the improvements of the HX9v plus the improvements of the HX20v.
Not to mention that I got the HX20v for 279.46 Euro plus 2.99 for shipping and no tax from Amazon.es
So I really hat to get one...
Forget all my ramblings about the lunacy of the 18MP sensor and lets explore what results we can get out of the HX20v instead.
As with my http://hx5v.blogspot.com and this http://hx9v.blogspot.com , the new address is easy to remember: http://hx20v.blogspot.com
See you there...
Nearly got a Canon SX230 for 190 Euro today but than the camera guy tried to rip me off with high pressure SD card sales pitch that my class 10 would not be any good and I needed urgently to buy a card from him - that is when I left the store...
Doing some more research on the Canon SX220 / SX230 I looked at digitalcamerainfo.com who has one of the most in depth reviews with image and video resolution and much more than you find in most reviews on the net. Comparing the Canon SX230 to the Sony HX9v did raise some major points that resolution is not everything...
Still the price below 190 Euro is quite tempting for a SX220 when the best deal on a HX9V is 315 Euro in my part of the world.
After seeing the comparison images from the Panasonics, Canon and Sony if I decide to buy a pocket superzoom in 2012 it will be a Canon SX220 after the SX260 comes out and the old model drops in price.
I am still happy with the movie mode and the active stabilisation of my HX5 but I want something with better image quality. And since Canon did a "non significant update" this year I think a Canon SX220 for half the price of a Sony HX20v is the smart way to go.
From the first clips of the Sony HX20v/30v it looks like the recording start is back to HX5 (less than1 sec) speed and they finally have a much more instant play/ record switching. Also the zoom tricks down to VGA size combined with the digital looked quite impressive.
|Sony HX30v full optical and digital zoom original VGA size 306x = 7650mm|
If the rumors are true there will be a Sony HX10, HX20 and HX200.
With a 18MP sensor for the HX9V and HX100 replacement. Also a 20 x zoom for the HX20. If my prediction comes true, then prepare for more soft grainy pixel madness.
One feature for 2012 is while recording 1080 60fps video the cameras can capture 13MP stills.
So far it looks like the CES 2012 is a pocket super zoom non event.
Japan is still not back on track after the tsunami and the constant growing and spreading radiation.
The only camera what stands out so far is the Korean Samsung WB850F with a 21x zoom, full HD, WIFI, GPS and some interesting creative options.
The price of 379 I read so far seems a bit steep for a Samsung but we will see in several months since Samsung lately has a long time between showing and putting on the shelf in the western world.
It took until mid October until the HX9V finally hit the retail shelves here on the island - all other new superzooms were there many months ago and the HX9V is the most expensive camera by a wide margine even compared to the 24x Olympus and the Panasonic TZ20.
On my last visit to our local super stores I noticed at Worten a Fuji camera with 2 lenses for 199 Euro. The 3D W3 looked kind of nice and the price also.
Doing some research on the net it appeared that the Fujifilm 3D W3 for 199 Euro is quite a bargain and also one of the better dedicated 3D cameras.
Since I passed this year on the Sony HX9V and I am so looking forward to get the Epson EH-TW5900 I thought the W3 would be the perfect match to create my own content.
|After the first shots out of the box still in the mall my wife is sold just by looking at the results on the glass-free 3D display of the Fuji...|
A glimpse of 2012
Samsung announced the new and fast S5K2P1 a 1/2.3" 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor. The new imager supports native 16:9-format video at up to 8.3Mp resolution at 60 frames per second (looks like the new 4k2 standard hits mainstream in a few months) and maximum 16-megapixel-resolution for stills at up to 30 frames per second. Mass production is scheduled to start in November.
After seeing some samples from the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 what by the way has now a lower Mega Pixel count with 12MP than the previous model it seems to me that 12MP is a good compromise for the small sensor cameras. I will not buy a 16MP HX9V anymore (still not available here) and will wait how much more of the camera producers will finally get IT and bring out 12MP models in 2012.
And talking about coming to the senses Panasonic finally put an motor zoom into a big size sensor lens with a pocketable size also.
With the hope of:
- a good readable outdoor screen (articulated if possible see the Samsung MV800) and in 16:9 like the computer and TV screens the captured movies and images will be viewed on,
- less mega pixel (the 12MP cameras had superior results to the 16MP in 2011),
- a mode what combines 4 pixel into one for superior sharpness, detail and low light results,
- a standard USB cable charging port if the external charger is absent,
- a HDMI out in at least 720p during shooting,
- if 3D than HDMI 1.4a compatible so it works on all newer 3D devices like the new Epson EH-TW5900 a fullHD 3D projector for just 1149 Euro what I might find under the x-mas tree,
- more adjustments, also in the video mode and
- a 4 watt build in LED video light instead of the focus assist light.
I look forward to 2012.
|4 watt LED|
Right now I am in the process of combining the LED with a camera sized battery to see how well this works out and then I will look into a micro reflector what covers the 25mm wide angle.
Today, July 28 I got a call that there was a Sony HX9V and I could get it for the list price of 369 Euro (that is $583 American, tax included).
For that ludicrous price, they can shove it where the sun don´t shine.
It is now a bit over 6 months since I started this blog and nearly 400000 times someone was interested in what I had to write. The next model will be announced in 6 months and I will wait what the new models will bring. If the megapixel race continues I will get a HX9V when they are reduced to around $200 because of the next model.
So I hope you all enjoyed the ride and I think I covered pretty much everything here and then some.
See you all in 2012 for my next coverage of the Ultra Versatile Pocket Mega Zoom Cameras.
A view into the future
The megapixel race will continue but there will be tricks to battle the diffraction, sensitivity and some other problems.
Here is one of them.
Sony patented technology beyond the diffraction limit
It is now 3 months after the official launch of the Sony HX9V and in several countries she is still very hard to get.
Here on the island all other competitors are available in abundance, including the 2 months later introduced Olympus SZ-30MR, except for the "no where to be seen" HX9V.
Yesterday I checked Darcy´s, MediaMarkt, EL Corte Ingles, Hypercore, Alcampo, CarreFour and several small retailers. None had any of the new X models from Sony.
|Kiyomi Lim and her Sony HX9V|
Sony will announce new compact camera(s) 2011.7.20
(what Sony needs to do is to cross breed the TX10 / TX100V with a smartphone)
***A true hybrid
Looks like Panasonic had a good idea how to combine a photo camera and a video camera transformer style.
Micro Four Thirds lens mount with sliding grip and 270 degree rotating LCD what flushes to the side or the back.
So maybe this will be the first DSLR hybrid with a real electric zoom (something the manufacturers were always forgetting to incorporate).
"I had 2 Canons: Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, and my old trusty Canon G9. After our trip to Disney World last summer, where I carried only my G9, I decided that small &amp;amp;amp; light was way more important to me than near-perfect image quality... And sold the 5D Mark II.
Our G9 was getting long in the tooth, and I longed for a wider angle ... and chose the Sony HX5V.
Although the Sony wasn't as good at base ISO as the G9 when pixel-peeping, I found it had some serious strengths; chiefly among them better metering, better dynamic range (or tone curves for contrasty situations), and after I printed some 13x19's at Costco taken with both cameras on the same day.. The Sony's images were preferred by all I showed the prints, including myself. ... And exposure, color, and dynamic range of the HX5V far surpassed the G9... Which WAS noticeable at standard print viewing distances. Since I rarely print at anything over 13x19... I decided not to fret that the HX5V didn't look great when pixel peeping, and didn't look back."
read the whole post on his blog
Now the lunatic price of the Pentax Q makes a tiny bit sense since Ricoh has some simmilar crazy prices with the GRX - change lens and sensor in an a package for a lot of money - system.
As an owner of the Rico C(aplio) R6 I am still baffled by Ricoh´s stupidity to bring out a new model every 6 months but still not manage to incorporate an optical zoom or stereo microphones in the R7, R8, R10 then using the roman X for the 10 continuing with the C(aplio)X1, CX2, CX3, CX4, CX5 and soon CX6.
8 new models and still only a 720p AVI video mode with mono sound and only digital zoom from a $330 camera. - You guys are muy loco.
Oh and according to the Pentax road map it looks like the Optio RZ-18 with 3" swivel display might show up in July 2011.
|Pentax Optio RZ-18|
***There is a review at cnet about the Sony HX9V. The score is 3.5 from 5 (8 votes). 6 are a 5, one is a 1 because: Pros: Has a body that looks like a Canon Camera - Cons: Expensive price for memory stick - and this person does not even has the HX9v at all - the other 2 star review Pros: Much, according to CNET review - Cons: No Viewfinder
How retarded are people?
How retarded are people?
How do these kind of people even manage to get on the Internet?
If you thought the buying a Leica-V-Lux-30 for $750 was the ultimate in stupidity, Pentax can top that by a wide margin.
How about around $1350 for a camera with the same 1/2.3" 12MP BSI CMOS sensor (made by Sony) as the Canon SX230, a f/1.9 47 mm "prime lens" ($799 as kit with the Pentax Q) a f/2.8 to f/4.5 3x zoom lens ($299) and a non zooming optical viewfinder ($249).
Now we top this with a WALL-E look alike flash and the name of Star Treks weirdo number one - John de Lancie - better known as Q.
A character who thought much higher of himself than the rest of the galaxy did.
We have a winning combination for the loony of the year award.
That is more than for a Sony A77 with a 3 x zoom lens and way more than for a Sony A65 with a 3 x zoom lens!
This is the best demonstration how the Fukushima radiation affects the brains from the Pentax people in Tokyo.- Got a better explanation?
|if that was not enough, how about a couple toy lenses for $80 each or a Fish-Eye for $130 to produce unique, eye-catching images with an exaggerated, distorted perspective to shoot Close-Up Animals with a Wide Angle Lens Wearing Hats as seen on South Park|
|for working 5 years to come up with the Pentax Q I hereby award Pentax the Godzilla Facepalm of the year|
|there was once a time when learning a |
language to program a computer was exiting ...
Want to look cool?
Have enough money to burn?
Like to buy the best brand names?
If you think Sony makes lousy cameras and it has to be a Leica
How about the Leica-V-Lux-30 - the most expensive travel zoom for $750?
It is just a Panasonic TZ20 with a Leica front plate for the double price, but hey what is money or IQ when you have a Leica to show of?
|Leica-V-Lux-30 ISO 160 original quality and size dead center crop|
Review with more images look here
... you can now proudly say with a warm and fuzzy feeling inside:"my Sony HX9V is even better than a Leica"
As a user of the HX5 the step up to the HX9V is not that essential ( as it was from my mono VGA digital zoom movie mode Ricoh R6 to the HX5) since I already have most functions and the HX9V is still no where to be seen here - there is also that I am looking towards to meet the A77 - but if a gold HX9V should cross my part I am not sure if I could resist if the price is right...
This is too good not tho share!
You all have a nice weekend.
Smurf village in the world
It’s been chosen by Sony for the world premiere of The Smurfs 3D, which premieres in Spain in August, and has undergone a transformation which has needed 9,000 kilos of paint to turn the village blue. The Town Hall, the church and even the cemetery have changed colour.
Looking at some of the new cameras, is it just me who thinks some look like toy cameras with their tiny lenses ( yes I know about aspherical lenses)...
I just had a look at the new Sony SLT-A35 and Sony NEX-C3.
The HX9V beats their panoramas with the panorama HD with more than double the resolution and the C3 still has only a 720p mode while the A35 still only has the 1080i mode and looses the articulated screen.
Talking about useless upgrades or more downgrades but you have now so important features as: ‘Picture Effect’ options like Partial Color, Retro Photo, Pop Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Posterization, High-key and Toy Camera..
Way to go Sony, way to go.
I can take a hint when they beat me over the head with it...
My now ex camera guy told me today that they just sold the one HX9V they had ordered for me ( I placed that order end of February or so) to a customer who showed up before me. Media Markt who I checked today does not even have the HX9V listed in their computer. OK Murphy, you won an I give up.
See you all in 2012 for the next models.
It looks like a HX9V has made it onto my island and I actually might have her in my hand on Saturday the 4th of June. I am not holding my breath and can not promise anything but if things work out I might be able to put the HX9V through the wringer for a week and tell you about it.
I stumbled today over an Olympus SZ-30MR today sitting next to a Canon SX230 for the same price of 329 Euro. For that price I thought I give it a test run and compare it with a 10 MP Sony HX5V and a 5 MP Canon S2
more at: http://sz30mr.blogspot.com/
This blog has come to an end.
I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed making it but I decided against getting a HX9V.
The reason is that I do not like how Sony "handles" its customer. No information why the western EURO LAND does not get any HX9V. Instead there are things like the rootkit, kicking the little guy who jailbroke his PS3. The following scene retaliation where over 50 million Sony customers and their data including their credit cards were exposed because of sloppy security. Again Sony not coming forward with the information fast enough to protect it´s customers.
On top of this all how Japan handles Fukushima (see the 4 links on the right column).
To be quite honest I have enough. I saw how the the Gulf of Mexico disaster was handled and how much the industry forced their will upon the people.
I will respond in the only way the industry will get the message. I will not buy anything from Japan until I see that things change towards the better.
You will find me at my HX5 and other blogs.
Have a nice weekend and take a look at this.
I think I covered as much as possible of the HX9V without having one in my hands. The last weeks there is nothing new emerging on the net, so I guess who had one to write about, did it and it is posted here. Take your time to read through all posts, because even in the old ones there are some hidden gems. I will still monitor the situation and if there are changes will let you know.
Oh - and if you have a HX9V now it is your turn to tell me about it.
Sony Data Theft: What You Need To Do ... Right Now!
"Sony is claiming that there is no evidence to suggest the service's 77 million users' credit card details have been stolen (!). However, Sony isn't excluding the possibility that some users' card details may have been obtained by the hackers"
Over 200000 hits in good 3 months, thank you for your interest.
Today I went to my camera guy and got my deposit back since he has no idea when the HX9V will hit the shores of our island. I am sorry, but you have to wait a while longer until you can read here about my fist hand experiences.
I joined the existing Sony HX9V user group at Flickr as an admin. If you want to see a lot of photos from the HX9V or would like to stay in contact after you got your new toy, head over there, view and post images and join the discussion or ask questions.
Happy whatever you celebrate in your part of the world.
|in Harlingen, TX|
Amazon Germany, UK and USA have now the HX9V listed but with no stock and no exact date when this will change. The same with a lot on on-line stores I checked.
It seems Sony did not tell the truth what was / still is effected because of the earthquake / tsunami / Fukushima.
Most the folks I called so far were a kind of Gupta (lot´s of talk, nothing concrete).
A loony person tries to sell a HX9V at the Amazon.co.uk store for the price of 558 Pound
It is Monday and after 9 AM in Japan (JST) and http://www.sony.jp/ shows:
We are very sorry. Our website is currently down for scheduled maintenance.
Really Sony? If you need help doing that during the night and without content and connection loss give me a call.
This blog is now exactly 3 months on-line and over 160.000 times people like you wanted to read about the HX9V. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found what you were looking for.
My HX9V is still in the big logistic nirvana and Olympus just moved the availability of the new SZ-30MR from April to October 22. So if you are waiting for your camera, some are trickling in but all bets regarding delivery dates are off - no matter what country. There is no one who is able to give you an answer you can bank on right now. If you call somebody, it might as well be Gupta from Outsourced - and you know what you can expect from him. ;)
This was a quiet week around the Sony HX9V, no new tests not much of exiting videos but we could learn a bit more about her competitors and so far none of them is any real competition. They are mostly HX5 clones with a longer zoom, more megapixel and worse overall results. So in case you did not read this blog completely and just want a quick answer what is the pocket super zoom to have:
Get the HX9V if you want the best mix out of performance, features and quality.
|a snapshot from Digital Versus, you find the original and more here|
Got my hands dirty yesterday with a valve job for my Malguti Spidermax. My faithful HX5 protected with a kitchen paper towel did the documentation. I just love a camera where you pretty much can use all the shots you take.
Wanna see how dirty I got? go here
I had the misfortune to watch / fast forward through the most boring HP movie ever. If you have seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 you know what I am talking about. If you have been spared so far, read Harry Potter goes Camping and you know what you not have missed. It is very well written.
I was interested in the NEX series, but no viewfinder, the user interface and just a 3 x lens made it a no go.
Then the new A55 dazzled me with the big viewfinder and the nice display, but with the same features as my HX5, still 1080i and the sensor overheating issue in video mode made her not too attractive. My camera guy had a SIGMA 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC lens for 199 Euro for the A55 but the lens reviews were less than satisfying.
On my little island we have over 330 sunny days a year and nearly all my shooting is done in bright sunlight, so the low light issues from the HX9V very seldom apply to my shooting style.
After now comparing the Nikon D7000, Sony Alpha SLT-A55 and Sony NEX-5 results with the HX9V I think the
|working hard to keep you informed as Google shows.|
If you are not too thrilled from the image quality of the pocket super zooms, take a look at the 12MP, 36x Nikon Coolpix P500
In case you were wondering if Sony´s 50/60 fps is a god thing or not and did not believe my ramblings. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. James Cameron:
"James Cameron ponders 48 or 60fps shooting of future Avatar films, because he's trendy like that"
So, wanna be trendy like Mr. Cameron, with the HX9V you have the future already in your pocket. (tm)
***I set my blog to adult content to keep the people out who think a nipple, even it it is just 2 actual pixel big, might rob their sanity or what ever and complain at Google about that.
Now with these people out of the blog let´s have some fun!
here is a screenshot from an old classic boobs in the woods starring DD and PP.
Impressive, had the 100000th visitor in less than one day. Thank you all for your interest in my simple HX9V blog.
you people are really interested in the new Sony HX9V.
This 10 week young blog surpassed my 13 months old HX5 blog today and is heading for 100000 visitors in 2 days.
I enjoy seeing from what corners of the planet you are from, hope you find the info you are seeking and don´t be shy to just say hi.
Also if you are interested in the Sony X series (HX, TX or WX) then you will find lots of valuable information what these cameras are capable of and how to get the best pictures in my HX5 blog.
thanks for stopping by
|Fukushima Nuclear Accident – a simple and accurate explanation|
I just stumbled over this contraption here and I guess somebody was inspired by my blog post from 2010.
I was working on a way to better stabilize the HX5 in video mode when she was shooting from a motorcycle.
You also see one of my early wind filters what in this case was removable.
Thankfully the tripod mount is now in the center of the HX9V and HX7V.
I will work on a way to install a counter weight at the bottom of the grip, so the weight is balanced in the grip area.
If you work with the new Firefox 4, disable the menu bar, it looks much better. You can toggle the menu bar with the ALT key.
I got a little jumping spider visiting me, so out with the HX5, super macro activated and snap - got him.
While checking the result, he wanted to have a look too. I called him Bart because of the spiky hair (now I have to find a Homer somewhere).
... and that is why I enjoy the little camera so much, always handy and a set of great features like in this case a 20 x magnifier.
The HX7V should have the same super macro function since it has an identical lens as the HX5. With the HX9V we have to see. In any case the results should be even better since we have now 60% more pixels to zoom in.
|You can see Bart in his original size sitting on the edge of my screen and a picture of him in 10MP original size (cropped) on the the screen|
Ah - the joy of modern mumbo jumbo.
Enjoy the computer translation from Google:
Overconfidence is a big no-no, but still life shooting low sensitivity in taking that can shoot a high-quality convenient. It would be helpful when shooting in dark places, such as when taken and cuisine in the restaurant.
and Bing who wants you to start shooting while cooking:
Overconfident but taboo, and if you shoot in low-sensitivity shooting still-life, high quality photography can be more convenient. If you want to cook at the restaurant and shooting would help, such as when shooting in dark places.
If you think the pictures from these little sensor big zoom camaras are bad and everything is much better with the DSLR´s have some educated 10 minutes and read: “This Lens is Soft”…and other Myths.
One of the most amazing information are at the end:
... And stop looking at 100% images on your monitor ... 50% screen resolution is more resolution than your printer can reproduce anyway.
Early HX9 prototype discovered.
I am glad they redesigned the pop up flash
to make it less prominent.
Have a nice weekend.
I just viewed the HX7V and HX9V samples on the big screen zoomed in to match the projectors resolution. If you never have seen you photos on the big screen you have no idea what you missed. They are life-size, look gorgeous and give pixel peeping a full new meaning.
If you ever were into slides projected big instead of looking at the little printed photos you know what I mean. This is the digital version of watching slides.
|comparing the ISO samples up to 200 everything is fine, then you can see the noise creeping in slowly|
I just started a new blog about Home Cinema if you are interested.
Home Cinema: 25 years imax@home
Got a nice deal yesterday.
I am shopping for an Epson EH-TW3200 for some time and there was the issue with premature failing bulbs what were a no go for me - but Epson Europe has now 3 years warranty on the bulb apparently without hour limit (at least on the website and the brochure nothing is mentioned).
So I went to our local MediaMarkt to get the projector for 1199 Euro and right now they were on sale for 999 Euro. Also for the next 2 days more if you spend 1000 Euro you get a 200 Euro shopping card free. 800 Euro for that full HD projector with a 2.1x zoom is an absolute deal and the right companion for my HX9V what speaks 1080p 50 fps too.
If you in Europe and have a MediaMarkt nearby, you might want to check that out if they have the same kind of deal.
I did a lot of comparisons and reevaluating results from other reviewers the last years. One thing I learned was, there are often errors if something does not sound or look right. So if you do your own research for a product you want to buy and something looks not right try to confirm before you judge.
Here a worse case scenario Sony A55 vs, Sony NEX-5
|if you compare the zoom shots, the results are the way they should be.|
Today (2011-3-4) the visitors from Japan have taken over my blog.
I am happy to have you with me, thank you for visiting Sony HX9V Insider and enjoy your stay.
Also thank you for posting a link to me on bbs.kakaku.com
While doing a search for hx9v at the sonystyle.com the following error message popped up and made my day.
Why I ordered the Sony HX9V and not the Panasonic TZ20 / ZS10?
Panasonic is chipping their battery so only original Panasonic batteries work - I never buy from companies who do that kind of thing. I never bought a camera who did not support the SD card standard with one exception the Sony HX1. There were so much positive features and a 8GB memory stick could hold more video as the Canon SX1 with a 16GB SD card.
Also Sony is much more innovative and advanced with the HX9V functions like panorama HR and 1080p 50/60 fps and the Panasonic TZ20 / ZS10 is 14% more expensive than the HX9V.
***I like to share a picture with you that was shot on this date (February 21) exactly 10 years ago.
The camera: Nikon E950 with 0.8MP
The place: Harlingen, Texas
The object: two things I love
|for some reason I did set the year in the camera one year advance|
if you find yourself ever desperate for money, here is a creative way to use an old Sony superzoom.
an add from our local pawn shop Ca$h Converters
|give me your money now!|
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Since the Sony HX7V and HX9V use the same sensor, Bionz processor, firmware and 10 x or larger G lens I decided to cover both now.
Also the Sony HX100V has the same sensor, Bionz processor and firmware so when any relevant info is available I will share this here also.
As you have noticed, I have a fable for looking into the things. That´s why I love the phantom pictures where you can see what is inside. Sadly Sony does not do a too good job with the pocket HX series (the one from the HX1 was much more detailed).
So here is something to feast your eyes on. It is from an Olympus XZ-1 what has 11 elements with 6 aspheric surfaces in 8 groups.
The Sony HX9V has 10 elements with 4 aspheric surfaces in 7 groups.
P&amp;amp;amp;S - What zoom?
It all started with a simple wish to be closer to the object of desire. So we needed a zoom. The simple zooms were up to 3x, then came the Super zoom and we could reach up to 12x. With the Mega zooms we could reach up to 20x and some of the Ultra zooms reach now beyond 35x.
Finally the Sony HX9V and the HX100V arrived on the Sony Japan website.
All the info I provided a couple weeks ago are confirmed now, even changing the menu background color, the real rubber grip and the anti reflection coated display.
did you guessed it? this Sony camera is already 10 years old! Happy weekend
Why we now need the V
If you search for Sony HX9 you will discover that Sony has several products were part of the name is HX9. So to easy find relevant information, this time you need to use HX9V and not HX9 to find what you are looking for.
Also while Sony named the HX5 HX5V they printed HX5 on the camera.
Sony HX9V and Sony HX100V officially announced. - told you so
We have come a long way over the years with all the new cameras and mega pixels.
I like to share with you a picture to show you where we once have been.
It is straight from the camera.
Click on it for original resolution. How much did I crop from it? The EXIF is intact, you find out.
The Sony HX100V has been leaked a bit more today and the specs are pretty similar to the Sony HX9V.
the lens ring can be used for focus or zoom (fly by wire)
Since I got my Sony HX5 the HX1 just sits and gathers dust. Except for the swivel screen, the viewfinder and the 20 x zoom there is nothing what I miss on the HX5. She is so much more convenient.
So for 2011 It has to be high megapixel, high zoom, high speed and lots of 3D.
I was on the verge to convert my imax@home home theater to 3D and did some research. 3D full HD needs lots of processing power and HDMI 1.4 (99% of all HDMI ports in the world are 1.3 and below. Just a few 720p projectors support the 120 Hz what is needed to have 2 pictures at 60 Hz after another.
And there is very few 3D material out worth watching.
So the marketing guys in Japan came up with an idea. Let´s put 3D in the new cameras so people buy our new 3D capable TV´s. No matter it looks nothing like the 3D you will see in the theme parks on the big screen with passive glasses.
So will 3D be something to stay?
read: Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed and then make up your own mind.
Now I know why Sony wanted the 16MP sensor for the HX9V.
The 2011 features and specs of the travel zooms will be nearly identical.
They all have to reach at least the specs of the HX5 with full HD and high speed shooting.
Canon (PowerShot SX220?), Samsung (WB750?) and Olympus (Stylus 9020?) will have to hop on the Sony Exmor sensor wagon too it they want to compete.
Maybe even Pentax RZ-18 with a
3″ swivel LCD, 14MP sensor, 18X optical zoom (28-504mm)
and a price tag of $300 will join this interesting group.
(The camera is expected to be very small in size.)
|anybody still remembers the Kodak Easyshare One? |
The year was 2005 and she had a three-inch touch-screen LCD and Wi-Fi transfer capabilities
Madness does not come in small packages.
I think the HX9 is the camera with the biggest pixel hike in p&amp;amp;amp;s model history.
6 Megapixel = 60% increase in one model jump.
But wait, Sony can top that with the HX2 what is now called HX100V with a 7 Megapixel = 78% hike.
And what is with the names? What ever happens to just counting up one number like H1, H2 or S2, S3 etc.
|Did you know that this is a Sony HX100 also?|