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Sony Cybershot DSC-H9 Indoor Crops

8 Megapixels8 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveVGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras. ISO was set on the camera but exposure was in aperture-priority mode and white-balance was on automatic. Images from the Sony Cybershot DSC-H9 next to images from the the Konica-Minolta Dimage A2. Except for the first row, left-and-right image pairs are taken at the same ISO. On the first row, the H9's ISO 64 is next to the A2's ISO 64. two cameras. Starting at ISO 400, the Sony H9 gradually shows less noise than the A2. By ISO 800, the A2 performs seriously behind the H9 in terms of noise. Looking at the low-ISO crops below, it is apparent that the A2 produces noticeably sharper images. Another area where the A2 did better is white-balance. The A2's white-balance system produced a more neutral color tone. The H9, left a slight yellowish cast. Even so, this is actually better than most digital cameras. Exposure was spot-on although the A2 produces a slightly darker image, showing that even at the same ISO, the H9 is slightly more sensitive.

Sony Cybershot H9 Konica-Minolta Dimage A2

ISO 80 - 0.625s F5.6

ISO 64 - 0.8s F5.6

ISO 100 - 1/2s F5.6

ISO 100 - 1/2s F5.6

ISO 200 - 1/4s F5.6

ISO 200 - 1/4s F5.6

ISO 400 - 1/8s F5.6

ISO 400 - 1/8s F5.6

ISO 800 - 1/15s F5.6

ISO 800 - 1/15s F5.6

ISO 1600 - 1/30s F5.6

ISO 3200 - 1/60s F5.6
Sony Cybershot DSC-H9
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By on 2007/05/10
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Sony DSC-H9 Facts

Large digital camera
8 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 80-3200
15X Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance
2 FPS Drive, 100 ImagesSpot-Metering
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 230K PixelsMemory Stick Duo
Internal Memory
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