All the bells and whistles the HX9v has go mostly unnoticed in the reviews. Like the amazing HD panorama, the undocumented super macro function (around 2.4x), using HHT on a tripod to get better night shots, the 3 image HDR, the industry leading 1080p 50/60fps, filming and shooting together without interruption, the joystick white balance and some other nifty features.
Camera Labs has a HX9V review
"Looking at the Cyber-shot HX9V in its own right, it's a hugely capable compact that improves on earlier Cyber-shot pocket super-zooms in virtually every area with a much bigger zoom, higher resolution sensor, higher resolution video, higher resolution screen, better composite modes, better panoramic modes and, to top it off, excellent image quality"
Endless Gadget has a HX9V review collection
imaging-resource has a HX9V review
"It delivered good-quality stills at sensitivities up to ISO 800 and exhibited impressive autofocus and tracking for a non-DSLR. Ironically, however, it's the camera's seemingly more gimmicky features that ultimately prove its worth. The panorama mode, burst & stitch features, and instant HDR composites come through on their ambitions and produce stylized snapshots worthy of consideration among enthusiasts...and tower over typical high-performance point-and-shoots, making it a Dave's Pick."
Macworld has a HX9V review
" It's a superb still camera for shooting video, and it's one of the best pocket megazooms of 2011."
Trusted review has a HX9V review
"The HX9V is an outstanding travel compact, albeit one with a somewhat premium price tag. It’s easy to use, feels great in the hand and delivers fantastic image quality ...there is very little to moan about and plenty to like. Sony’s Sweep Panorama technology is the best there is for in-camera ultra wideangle imaging, while the HX9V’s HD movie capabilities are also class leading."
Chip Germany has a HX9V review translated
best in it´s class
cnet has a HX9V review
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is overflowing with shooting features, and has excellent photo and video quality and solid shooting performance."
Photographyblog has a nice review with many pictures in original size and quality.
"The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX9V is the best travel-zoom camera that we've reviewed to date (June 15), taking on and beating the market-leading Panasonic DMC-TZ20. The HX9V offers a compelling mix of advanced features, excellent still image quality, and a class-leading video mode, all at a price that is competitive with its main rivals."
PC Advisor has a HX9V review
"You'd be hard-pressed to find a camera that offers more features than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V."
PCWorld has a HX9V review
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V holds a lot of appeal for photographers who won't mind a camera that does things differently from the norm. If you're willing to trade away RAW shooting, aperture-priority mode, and shutter-priority mode for a range of innovative in-camera modes that cover everything from low-light shooting to 3D panoramic images, the HX9V is a top-notch option. It's a superb still camera for shooting video, and it's one of the best pocket megazooms of 2011."
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V review from ePHOTOzine with samples and a 43MP panorama in original size.
Amazon.com customers opinion
Amazon.co.uk customers opinion
Amazon.de customers opinion
DC Watch has a second Sony HX9V review on-line with some more samples, like this one.
The DCRP review what compares our 3 P&S contestants is on-line
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is all about bells & whistles and solid performance."
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V pre-production review with many fullsize samples from quesabesde.com, Spain
"the HX9V is a camera that will really enjoy those who have clearly not meant for purists quality review each shot with a magnifying glass." - Iker, I could not have phrased it better.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V review from Sony Shop in Osaka, Japan
"In that sense, HX9V also say it is one of those recommended to everyone."
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V review from DC Watch, Japan with an original 1,080p 60fps, two 1,080i 60fps clips and a lot of original size photos
use original site for easy photo download
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V user review on mytechbase.de
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V hands-on from Pocket-lint, go to the mini preview
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V hands-on from Pocket-lint, go to the mini preview
Sony HX9V simple review from ITmedia, Japan.
If you can not see the samples in the translated version, open another window with the original version.
Sony HX9V mini review from Shikoku, Japan
finally lesnumeriques and digitalversus have the Sony HX9V review ready. "The Sony Cyber-shot HX9V is a decidedly top-of-the-range camera. It's nice to use, user-friendly, reliable and has a selection of manual settings for users who don't want to rely on auto modes. The quality of the lens is a cut above most competitors and advanced image processing gives shots that are ready to use with no post-editing required."
ePrice, Hong Kong has a info about the Sony HX9V with some blurry ISO 800 full size photoshop??? samples from the CP+ and we see that the HX9V has not the nice hinged HDMI port door the HX7V has.
imaging-resource.com has the Sony HX7V ISO and resolution photos on-line. You can compare with all other cameras in their database.
A pre-production Sony HX7V review from Nagoya, Japan.
The reviewer had a HX5 for several months and finds that the sound quality has noticeable improved from the HX5. Also the video barrel distortion is gone.
brightness settings (5 steps) and on screen info are now 2 separate menus
no problem with the scroll wheel was reported.
You find lots or full size samples and also 4 original quality videos to download.
lesnumeriques has the Sony HX9V and you can compare some results with the HX7V, HX5 and lots ot other cameras.
Sony HX7V mini review from lesnumeriques and now translated from digitalversus.com
screen is a big improvement but not perfect with the colors
confirms that video and sound quality are identical to the Sony HX5V
a different noise handling, more contrast and sharpness improves visual image quality
effective auto+ mode
Sony HX7V review from sonyshop-satouchi.blog.so-net.ne.jp Osaka Japan.
with full size photos to check out the quality from the 16MP sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V preview from digitalcamerainfo
who absolutely hate the scroll wheel
(what I can relate to, I disliked the one on the Canon SX10 when I tested her so much that it was a no buy for me and I choose the HX1 instead)