• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V webpage
Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Sony DSC-HX5V
DSC-HX5V vs DSC-HX9V
 
Successor: Sony HX20V
DSC-HX9V vs HX20V
 
General
Model Number: DSC-HX9V ZS25
Alternate Model Number(s):   TZ35
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $349.99  
Street Price: $329.00 $199.00
Date Available: 2011-04-15 2013-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.6 oz (244 g)
includes batteries
6.8 oz (193 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(105 x 59 x 34 mm)
4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(105 x 59 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R  
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO (3D) JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​60p)
1440x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (.MTS), MPEG-4 (.MP4) AVCHD or MP4 with monaural audio
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony Lens G; 10 elements in 7 groups, 4 aspheric elements LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 12 elements in 10 groups, 3 Aspherical, 2 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 384mm 24 - 480mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 68.5mm 4.3 - 86mm
Zoom Ratio: 16.00x 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 or f/8 (wide) to f/5.9 or ? (tele), 2 steps with ND filter f/3.3 - 8.0 (W) / f/6.4 - 8.0 (T) Multistage Iris Diaphram
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 115x Smart Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9-area with face detection / center / flexible spot / semi manual / manual Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: iAuto, Superior Auto, High Sensitivity, Soft snap, Landscape, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet, Soft Skin, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR Scene Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, Underwater, 3D Photo; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color; Panorama Shot
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25 - 5.6m (Approx. 0.820 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.3m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVCHD (.MTS), MPEG-4 (.MP4) AVCHD or MP4 with monaural audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 90.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Multi-connector, Mini (Type C) HDMI (2D, 3D) Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.70  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.15 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.13 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.018 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.1 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 8.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 300 shots 260 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 3.6V, 1250mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Windows Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.5 , PMP Portable PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 AE, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: "Exmor R" CMOS sensor; GPS tagging; Up to 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel resolution; 16x 24mm wide angle lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization; Full HD [email protected] with Dual Record of stills and movies; Superior Auto with HDR; Manual mode; Background Defocus mode; 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama modes; HR (High Resolution) Intelligent Sweep Panorama; USB charging. Available in black only. Power O.I.S, Full HD 60i movies. Available in black or titanium.