I always joke about being remembered as the blogger with the big camera. I remember meeting people as I started traveling for MomStart and then people would say Oh yeah, you’re the blogger with the big camera. You see, I have a Canon 50D and I love it, but it’s huge and heavy, so I’m always looking for a little point and shoot camera that meets my needs but I’m always disappointed. Until I met the Sony DSC-WX9 Cyber Shot!
Sony’s DSC-WX9 Cyber-shot camera is as lightweight as it is functional. With easy-to-use features like automatic snapshots it is truly user-friendly and portable, perfect for those “mini-photographers” out there. This rechargeable WX9 prides itself on a high performance video mode, with features such as “Sweep Panorama” mode and a “Superior Auto” mode and has an ultra, high-resolution 921,000-dot screen for crystal clear images. The WX9 starts at $199.99 and comes in red, silver and black.
That’s the sales pitch and here’s what I like:
The Sony Cyber Shot takes great shots and works faster than any other point and shoot we’ve ever tested. My kids are used to the instant camera and getting them to sit still for other cameras is impossible. I love that we’re still able to capture them with this camera. I also love how small and compact it is. I can put it in my purse. The kids can carry it and they can take really great photos with it all by themselves. My husband’s favorite photo now is this one that my daughter took with the Sony Cyber-Shot.
Plus Miles took this one
The camera also performs very well at night. While I was out of town they all went to Bellevue for the snow, and captured great shots of the fun and sent them to me so I could see what they were up to. For low-light environments, the back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning performance and increases sensitivity by 2x to reduce noise. With a built-in backlight correction feature, this camera intelligently analyzes the image and adjusts its settings automatically.Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode reaches beyond the traditional wide angle lens in incredibly detailed high resolution.
Basically the AUTO on this camera is amazing. The Auto on the Sony Cyber Shot is better than the AUTO on our Canon 50D.
For my husband it’s great that it has the stabilization he has really shaky hands. The Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality. In addition to the stabilization is the Anti-motion blur mode. When set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, the DSC-WX9 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and dramatically reduce subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
The Sony WX9 Cyber Shot actually takes great HD video too. you can transfer full 1080i clarity and smooth motion. You can record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.
Here’s what I don’t like.
Of course with any smaller point and shoot it’s going to be slower, but it is the fastest I’ve ever used
I also dislike the red eye that it seems to pick up and it doesn’t charge over USB, we think it should.
Overall we’re very happy with the Sony Cyber Shot! My husband loves this camera and whenever he LOVES a piece of technology I feel that’s a HUGE stamp of approval because he stays up to date with all things techy!
We received a camera to review from Sony.