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Sony DSC-H9 Cyber-shot

 

Sony DSC-H9 Cyber-shot
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Category: Beginner Amateur

The Sony DSC-H9 Cyber-shot features 8.1MP resolution, a Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar lens with a maximum aperture of F2.7, 15x optical zoom (31 - 465 mm, 35mm Equivalent) with Super SteadyShot® Optical Image Stabilization and macro focus as close as 2cm (0.8 in.).

Shutter speed ranges from 30 - 1/4,000 sec. in Shutter-Priority and Manual modes, providing for nice night shots as well as action-stopping shots. It has flexible exposure control with AUTO, Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority and Manual modes, plus 9 Scene Modes. A remote control unit is standard and allows you to control basic camera functions, including zoom and menu settings.

For those who like infrared shots, Sony’s NightShot® system provides infrared illumination for shooting in near-dark or totally dark conditions without using a flash.

An extra large 3.0-in. LCD screen with a high resolution 230K pixels will flip up for easy low to the ground shots (ideal for macro photography).

The Sony H9 will record 640x480 MPEG VX movies with sound at 30fps when using the Memory Stick PRO DUO™ media. You can use optical zoom in movie mode.

HD output (with optional Sony® HD connector cable) allows you to view still photos in high definition clarity and detail directly on your compatible HDTV screen.

The Sony DSC-H9 Cyber-shot will appeal to beginner amateur photographers desiring a long zoom digital camera with image stabilization, a large hand grip, and flexible exposure control.

For about US $80 less, the Sony H7 features a slightly smaller 2.5-in. LCD screen (which is not tiltable).

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Sony H9 US | CAN | UK  
  Image Sensor 8.1 MP 1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD  
  Lens

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® with SteadyShot® Image Stabilization

13 Elements in 8 Groups, 4 Aspheric Elements/ 1 ED

 
  Focal Length 5.2 - 78 mm (31 - 465 mm, 35mm Equivalent)  
  Aperture Range f2.7 - f8.0  
  Optical Zoom 15X  
  Digital Zoom 0-2.0X (Precision)  
  Macro 2 cm / 0.74 in.  
  Auto Focus 9 Area Multi-Point AF, Monitoring AF, Flexible Spot AF  
  Shutter Speed

1/4-1/4000 sec. (Auto), 1-1/4000 sec. (Program Auto), 8' - 1/2000 (Aperture Priority), 30" - 1/4000 (Manual/Shutter Priority)

 
  Exposure Control Auto, Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual  
  Shooting Modes

Scene Modes: Advanced Sports Shooting, Beach, Fireworks, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Twilight, Twilight Portrait

Movie Mode: MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory
Stick DUO PRO™ media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640x480 at 16fps), Presentation Mode(320x240 at 8.3fps)

Burst Mode: Up to 100 shots at ??? fps (all resolutions)

Self-Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)

Date/Time Stamp: No/ No

Color Modes: Black & White, Natural, Sepia, Vivid

 
  Exposure Compensation ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Step Increments  
  Light Metering Multi-Pattern Measuring  
  White Balance Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3,Incandescent, Flash, Manual  
  Viewfinder 0.2" 201k LCD, TTL EVF  
  LCD 3.0"1 Flip-up Clear Photo LCD plus  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200  
  Storage Media

31MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick® DUO Media, optional Memory Stick DUO PRO™ Media

Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility --- Tested to support up to 8GB Memory Stick DUO
PRO™ media capacity; does not support Access Control security function.

 
  Battery Lithium-Ion NP-BG1  
  Included Accessories
No Memory Stick® DUO media or adaptors are included
NP-BG1 rechargeable battery, BC-CSG battery charger
Flower Lens Hood
Lens Adaptor Ring
Lens cap with strap
A/V and USB multi-connector cables
Shoulder strap
Remote Commander
Software CD-ROM
 
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 113.2 x 83 x 94 mm /
4 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 11/16 in.
 
  Weight 406 g (14.9 oz) Body; 554 g (1 lb, 4.3 oz.) including Battery and optional Memory Stick® Duo Media  
  MSRP US $479.95 / CDN $579.99 / £ 379.00 inc. VAT  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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