• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
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Predecessor: Sony DSC-HX5V
DSC-HX5V vs DSC-HX9V
 
Successor: Sony HX20V
DSC-HX9V vs HX20V
Sony HX90V
HX50V vs HX90V
General
Model Number: DSC-HX9V HX50V
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $349.99 $450.00
Street Price: $329.00 $368.00
Date Available: 2011-04-15 2013-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.6 oz (244 g)
includes batteries
9.6 oz (272 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(105 x 59 x 34 mm)
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.
(108 x 64 x 38 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 20.4
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 1.19 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)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 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
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/​60i)
1440x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (.MTS), MPEG-4 (.MP4) AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
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 Sony G Lens; 11 elements in 10 groups, including 5 aspheric elements; 5-blade aperture
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 384mm 24 - 720mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 68.5mm 4.3 - 129mm
Zoom Ratio: 16.00x 30.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 or f/8 (wide) to f/5.9 or ? (tele), 2 steps with ND filter f/3.5 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - f/8
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   5 cm to Infinity
2.0 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 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital 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: Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/Spot AF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual /Face Tracking Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / 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):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000*4, 5000*4, 6400*4, 8000*4, 10000*4, 12800* 6400*, 12800*; (* By Pixel Super Resolution multi-shot overlay)
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, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 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 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: Handheld Twilight, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet mode, Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR, Advanced Sports Shooting; Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360); Background Defocus
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 Synchro, Rear Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash; Red-Eye Correction: Auto/On/Off
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. 0.25m to 5.6m (0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.0m to 3.0m (6.56 ft.. to 9.84 ft.) (T)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Multi Interface Hot shoe
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 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:    
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 Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional Wired
Connections (extended): Multi-connector, Mini (Type C) HDMI (2D, 3D) Micro HDMI (Type D), Multi Terminal (USB/AV/Remote)
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 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  
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 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 3.6-volt 1240mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 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. SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p60 Movies, Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, Multi Interface Hotshoe, 10fps Full-res Burst Mode, USB Charging.