• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Links
Prices:    
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 HX30V
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $349.99 $419.99
Street Price: $329.00 $477.39
Date Available: 2011-04-15 2012-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.6 oz (244 g)
includes batteries
8.8 oz (250 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(105 x 59 x 34 mm)
4.2 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(107 x 62 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 18.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 1.26 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)
4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 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),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7512 x 1080 (8.1 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO (3D) JPEG, MPF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​60p)
1440x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (60p(PS))
1920x1080 (60i(FX))
1920x1080 (60i(FH))
1440x1080 (60i(HQ))
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (.MTS), MPEG-4 (.MP4) AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
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 Sony Lens G; 12 elements in 9 groups, 4 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 384mm 25 - 500mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 68.5mm 4.5 - 89mm
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/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 cm to Infinity
0.4 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 2x Clear Image, up to 4x Precision, up to 306x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9-area with face detection / center / flexible spot / semi manual / manual Contrast Detection AF: Multi-point, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot, Manual, Semi Manual; Tracking, Face Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
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 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
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, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 30 sec 1/1600 - 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 Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
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 Background Defocus, Scene (High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode), Picture Effect (HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration), 3D (3D Still Image, 3D Sweep Panorama, Sweep Multi Angle), Panorama (Intelligent Sweep Panorama)
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 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, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25 - 5.6m (Approx. 0.820 ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 - 7.1m (W) / Approx. 1.7 - 3.9m (T)
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 MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / 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 Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 105.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Multi-connector, Mini (Type C) HDMI (2D, 3D) Micro USB, Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.70 1.04
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 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 10
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 0.11 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.13 seconds 0.16 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 0.015 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.1 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 8.0 seconds 7.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 300 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 Proprietary NP-BG1/NP-FG1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Windows Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.5 , PMP Portable  
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. Optical Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p Movies, Dual Record captures 13MP stills during movies, 9 Picture Effect options, Built-in GPS, Built-in Wi-Fi. Available in black.