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Sony Cybershot DSC-H9 Outdoor 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.

Outdoor Crops

Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras. ISO was set on the camera but exposure and white-balance was on automatic. Images from the Sony Cybershot DSC-H9 next to images from the the Fuji Finepix F40fd. The Fuji F40fd is a strictly point-and-shoot 8 megapixels ultra-compact digital camera. Although it has an ISO range from 100 to 2000, ISO 2000 cannot be selected manually.

Comparing these two modern 8 megapixels cameras, we can see that the Fuji Finepix F40fd captures more details, produces sharper images and keeps noise levels lower. At the low-ISO sensitivities, the image noise difference is minimal. The difference increases a bit at ISO 800. Once again, this is a good performance from the Sony Cybershot DSC-H9, but the F40 is a bit better in terms of image quality. Keep in mind that the F40fd is a much less capable camera.

Sony Cybershot H9 Fuji Finepix F40fd

ISO 100 - 1/50s F2.8

ISO 100 - 1/150s F2.8

ISO 200 - 1/60s F3.5

ISO 200 - 1/250s F2.8

ISO 400 - 1/125s F4

ISO 400 - 1/480s F2.8

ISO 800 - 1/250s F4

ISO 800 - 1/350s F4.5

ISO 1600 - 1/250s F5

ISO 1600 - 1/500s F5

ISO 3200 - 1/500s F5.6

The ISO 3200 on the Sony H9, as seen on the left column, is closer to abstract art than a photograph.That setting is best avoided. Even small 4"x6" prints show heavy image noise at ISO 3200.

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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