- 3D Sweep Panorama: incredible views to enjoy on a 3DTV
- iSweep Panorama Mode captures stunning panoramic images
- 12.2MP ?Exmor R? CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
- 1080i AVCHD Movie records high-quality HD movies
- 3.5? Touch screen for easy focus selection and photo viewing
- Superior Auto mode: DSLR-quality pictures?automatically
- Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
- Fast capture with 10fps at full 12.2MP resolution
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x (25mm) optical zoom lens
- HDMI (with cradle) output for easy connectivity
- Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes, and wrinkles
- Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
- Follow even fast-moving subjects with Tracking Focus
- 3D panorama shots come to life in Sweep Multi Angle
- Anti-Motion Blur/Hand held twilight for less grain and blur
- Backlight Correction HDR for scenes with high-contrast
- TransferJet technology allows easy wireless sharing
- Customize the buttons on the MENU screen
- iAuto automatically optimizes camera settings
- 12 convenient scene modes
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
- Face Detection technology captures faces naturally
- Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
- Smile Shutter technology automatically captures a smile
- Intelligent AF reduces shutter time lag as low as 0.3-sec
- PHOTOMUSIC feature combines HD slideshow with music
- Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes
- In-camera Retouching Tools to edit your photos
- Easy Shooting Mode simplifies camera operation
- Function Guide helps explain menus and settings
- BIONZ image processor for high resolution and fast performance
- Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media
- Included lithium-ion battery for long-lasting power
- PhotoTV HD Mode with compatible BRAVIA HDTVs
- Includes PMB (Picture Motion Browser)2 and PMB Portable software
- Compatible with PC and Mac systems.
- Available in dark gray and red.
- 3D Sweep Panorama
Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television.
- Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes with Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode. Press shutter and sweep and the camera does the rest, continuously, shooting images and in one second stitching them together. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
- 12.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated ?Exmor R? CMOS Image Sensor
The DSC-TX9 features a 12.2 megapixel ?Exmor R? CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera?s Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined ?Exmor R? CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes9.
- 1080i AVCHD Movie Mode
Record movies in 1080i AVCHD /MP4 high definition at 60i. With HDMI connectivity you may enjoy instant playback on compatible HDTV or LCD of the camera. The AVCHD format captures a high degree of detail and smooth movement, and when footage is burned to disc, can be played back on Blu-ray Disc players, Sony PlayStation3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs. The convenience Movie start/stop icon makes it easy to access this mode via dedicated movie start/stop button.
- 3.5? Xtra Fine LCD touch screen display1 w/TruBlack technology
A large 3.5? Xtra Fine LCD touch screen display1 w/TruBlack technology (921K pixels), the largest of Sony?s Cyber-shot DSC line makes it easy for viewing and sharing images with simple and fun touch screen operation. With its Ultra AR film coating, which reduces reflections and increases contrast and brightness, viewing images on the LCD even in bright light is possible.
- Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using backlight correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology.
- Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on your subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background while keeping your subject crisp and clear.
- High speed shooting
The DSC-TX9 can capture full 10.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that you capture the decisive moment such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, the DSC-TX9 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 25mm equivalent wide 4x Optical Zoom
The high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and Close Focus shoots close-ups up to just under ?? from the subject. A wide angle of 25mm equivalent wide-angle lens allows you to take wider shots of the scene or group in crowded spaces.
- HDMI output
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV).
- Soft Skin mode
Your portrait subjects will thank you for this. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
- Tracking Focus
Keep even fast-moving subjects in precise focus. Just touch on your subject in the LCD monitor and the camera will keep focus even as the subject moves closer or further away.
- Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images
- Sweep Multi Angle
In Sweep Multi Angle mode the camera takes 15 images at different angles as you sweep across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera?s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera?s LCD.
- Anti-Motion Blur Mode
Capture cleaner and sharper images in low light for non landscape shots. When set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, the DSC-TX9 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and dramatically reduce subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
- Hand held Twilight
Capture cleaner and sharper night shots without using a tripod. When set to Hand held Twilight Mode, the DSC-TX9 captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter, and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise. With these modes, you can capture images in low light, without flash, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
- Backlight Correction HDR
Shooting high-contrast scenes can often lead to washed out backgrounds and/or details lost in shadow. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking two pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of both into a single image for more natural looking shots.
- TransferJet technology
TransferJet technology, developed by Sony and advanced and promoted by consortium of 18 other companies, allows you to transfer files between two TransferJet enabled devices just by touching them together, without the hassle of hunting for cables or the complication of pairing11 .
- High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
- Self-Portrait Timer
Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
- Stylish Ultra-slim Design
Measuring at just 3 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 23/32", the DSC-TX9 is slim enough to slip into a pocket or purse, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
- Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you?re shooting landscapes, capturing a beautiful flower, or taking pictures at an in-door birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera?s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
- Scene modes
The DSC-TX9 features 13 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / High Speed Shutter / Underwater / Gourmet / Pet / Soft Skin.
- Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, and Close Focus. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
- Easy Touch Screen Interaction
The DSC-TX9 offers intuitive functions to the multi-purpose touch screen, such as the ability to select the focus point with a simple touch, scroll through images by sliding your finger across the screen and one-touch access to the MENU. The display also features improved readability with list view and index view.
- DVDirect DVD recorder Compatible
With AVCHD capabilities the DSC-TX9 is compatible with the select DVDirect DVD recorders, allowing playback of high definition footage. Simply connect your camera to the DVDirect to burn a Blu-ray Disc for playback of your HD movies on a compatible Blu-ray Disc player. (Recorder and media sold separately)
- HD MP4 Movie Mode
In 1080p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1440x1080 high definition movies at 30 fps, which is the format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in their Cyber-shot DSCs in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac. Once transferred to your computer you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket and YouTubeTM and Dailymotion. (Compatible computer with internet capability required)
- Compatible with PC and MAC Systems
The high definition, AVCHD/MP4, video captured with the DSC-TX9 can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems.
- Face Detection technology
Sony?s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
- Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
- Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
- Anti-blink Function
It?s frustrating to think you?ve captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
- Intelligent AF
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child?s adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
- Viewing modes
Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
- Function Guide
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
- Wide zoom display
To use the entire image area of your compatible HDTV screen, Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
- In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions
- Easy Shooting Mode
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.
- BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera. Fast processing enables unique Sony features such as Sweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight, Antimotion Blur, HDR, etc to take and combine multiple images in less than a second to create wide panoramic images. Images have reduced grain and appear less washed out.
- PhotoTV HD
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs6. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed pictures.
- Creative painting tools
Decorate your photos with words and drawings using the included paint pen or your finger. Have fun using more than 30 stamps and 15 types of picture frames and save new images at up to 5 megapixel resolution.
- Custom Background Color
Express yourself and personalize your camera with your choice of black, white or pink background colors for the on-screen menus.
- Lithium-ion battery
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of 115 minutes or 230 images when viewing still images with the DSC-TX9).
- Media card slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-TX9 accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (sold separately).
- Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.32
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD using and external DVD burning device (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook and Sony?s Personal Space)2. Using the new 5.3 version also enables playback of 3D images taken on the Cyber-shot camera. With a simple mouse click on the 3D image it will shift to show different angles within the image, creating a deep, interactive experience.
- Includes Sony PMB Portable software3
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.2 software the DSC-TX9 makes it easy to pre-select images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install. Compatible with both PC and Mac Systems.
- Colors Available
The Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 camera is available in dark gray and red.
- Camera Type: Sleek and Stylish touch panel with high technology
- Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" (7.81mm) "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
- Processor: BIONZ
- Pixel Gross: 12.8MP
- Effective Picture Resolution: 12.2MP
- Media Type: 32MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), optional Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo, optional SD/SDHC/SDXC media13
- Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 12.2 Megapixels
- Still Image Size 16:9: 9M( 4,000 x 2,248) / 2M(1,920 x1,080)
- Still Image Size 4:3: 12M (4,000x3,000), 8M (3,264x2448), 5M (2,592x1,944), VGA (640x480)
- Panorama Still Image Size: 2D Panorama (size:Max. degrees of sweep angle) 7,152 x 1,080(281deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(193deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(194deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(135deg); 3D Panorama (size:Max. degrees of sweep angle) 7,152 x 1,080(281deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(193deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(194deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(135deg) / 1,920 x 1080(76deg)
- Sweep Multi Angle Image Size: 1,920 x 1,080(15views)
- Video Format: AVCHD, MP4
- Video Mode: AVCHD 1920x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.17Mbps) / 1440x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.9Mbps) MP4 1440x1080 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.12Mbps) / 1280x720 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.6Mbps)/VGA (640x480)(29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.3Mbps)
- Video Resolution: AVCHD 1920x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.17Mbps) / 1440x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.9Mbps) MP4 1440x1080 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.12Mbps) / 1280x720 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.6Mbps)/VGA (640x480)(29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.3Mbps)
- Microphone/Speaker: Stereo / Mono
- Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
- Aperture: iAuto(F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W))
- Optical Zoom: 4x
- Digital Zoom: Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
- Total Zoom: Approximately 8x with Precision Digital Zoom
- Smart Zoom Technology: 8M: Approx.4.9x(Total), 5M : Approx.6.2x(Total), VGA : Approx.25x(Total), 16:9 (2M) : Approx.8.3x(Total)
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still shots: 25-100mm / Movie 16:9: 27-108mm / Movie 4:3: 33-132mm
- Lens Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups(including 6 aspheric elements,1 prism)
- Focal Distance: 4.43-17.7mm
- Macro Mode: iAuto(W:Approx.1cm(0.39'') to Infinity, T:Approx.50cm(1.64') to Infinity)
- LCD Type: 3.5"1 Xtra Fine TruBlack (921K pixels)
- Histogram: No
- Grid Display: Yes
- Customization: Yes
- AF Modes: 9 points AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF/ Flexible Spot AF (touch)
- AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
- Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
- Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
- Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Hi-Speed Shutter / Underwater / Gourmet / Pet / Soft Skin
- D-Range Optimizer: Standard
- ISO: Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
- Noise Reduction: Clear Raw N/R
- White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1(White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push.
- Drive Mode: Normal / Hi-Speed Burst (High/Mid/Low)
- Self-timer: Yes (Off / 10sec. / 2sec./ portrait1 / portrait2)
- Shutter Speeds: iAuto(2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,600)
- Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 12.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
- Flash Modes: Pre-Flash / Auto Daylight Synchro / Natural/ Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Off
- Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.08-Approx.3.8m(Approx.0.26'-Approx.12.47')(W) / Approx.0.5-Approx.3.1m(Approx.1.64'-Approx.10.17')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.8.0m(Approx26.25')(W) / Approx.6.3m(Approx20.67')(T)
- Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
- Date / Time Stamp: Available in the included PMB software.
- Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
- Power Save Mode: Standard / Stamina /Off
- Anti Motion Blur: Yes
- Embedded GPS: No
- Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
- Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Touch / Child Priority / Adult Priority)
- Smile Shutter technology: Yes
- Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
- In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
- Intelligent Auto: Yes
- NightFraming System: No
- NightShot Infrared System: No
- Background Defocus: Low / Mid / High
- Waterproof: No
- Dustproof: No
- Freezeproof: No
- Shockproof: No
- Superior Auto: Yes
- Tracking Focus: Yes
- Blink Detection: Yes
- Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
- SD Output: Yes
- HD Output: HDMI / Component (1080i)
- USB Port(s): Yes - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
- BRAVIA Sync: Yes
- PhotoTV HD: Yes
- DVDirect: Yes
- Party Shot Compatible: Yes
- TransferJet: Single / Select
- PictBridge Compatible: No
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): W x H x D: 3 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 23/32" (97.8mm x 59.5mm x 17.5mm)
- Weight (Approx.): Body: Approx. 4.7oz. (133g), With battery and Memory Stick media:; Approx. 5.3oz. (149g)
- Battery Type: LITHIUM ION N type 3.6V
- Battery Capacity: Approx. 115 minutes / Approx. 230 images (when shooting still images)
- Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.0W
- Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.3, PMB Portable 5.2 (for Windows), PMB Portable 1.2 (for Macintosh), Music Transfer
- Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Macintosh OS X(v10.4-v10.6)
Service and Warranty Information
- Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor
- Flash Mode(s): Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Off
NP-BN1 Rechargable Battery Pack
Multi Output Stand
1-Year Parts & Labor Limited Warranty
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