Sony TX9 summary
Sony TX9 is Sony's Ultracompact camera initially released on July of 2010. It has a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The TX9 is rated #35 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #843 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personal criteria.
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Sony TX9 family
The Sony TX9 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Sony TX9 Gallery
You can view the TX9 from several angles in the gallery below.
Sony TX9 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Sony TX9 based on aspects which are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.
Sony TX9 Sensor information
The Sony TX9 features the Bionz chip. The sensor measurement on the Sony TX9 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12MP and has a native ISO range of 125 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the TX9's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The TX9 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony TX9 dimensions
Sony TX9 weighs about 0.33 lb (149 grams or 5.26 oz) & the size of the camera is 98mm x 60mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Sony TX9 is more heavy compared to various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a image of the Sony TX9 beside a soda to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the TX9.
Sony TX9 Lens information
The TX9 houses a fixed lens giving a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not at all amazing but it will be invaluable in a few cases.
At it's widest 25mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 making it fairly sluggish and not great for low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to get good bokeh. You might also need to boost your ISO leading to noisy photographs. With the long end, 100mm comes to f4.6 which is fairly slow and you would have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Sony TX9 Connectivity
The TX9 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and usually alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony TX9 Video information
The highest possible video resolution on the Sony TX9 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in AVCHD format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you have zero control over the audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at an alternative model in case you need good audio for your video clips.
Sony TX9 Weather Sealing
Sony TX9 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions might ruin the camera.
Sony TX9 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony TX9 has a 3.5" fixed display screen with a resolution of 922k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to set focus points and adjust settings by using your fingers.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications for Sony TX9 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are particularly useful.
Sony TX9 Shutter information
Sony TX9 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony TX9 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony TX9 comes with just in-built flash lacking external flash support.
Sony TX9 Autofocus information
Sony TX9 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and exact compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor has 9 focus points to pick from. Sony TX9 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to shift focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Sony TX9 boasts manual focus when required in low light occasions or you want more accurate control on focus.
Sony TX9 Battery life
The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the best (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
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Sony TX9 for different categories of photography
The following chart displays a outline of the Sony TX9 for different categories of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony TX9 Portrait photography highlights
The Sony TX9 receives a points total of 28 which is awful, meaning that it is simply not appropriate to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the capability to use off-camera flash.
Sony TX9 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a reasonable score of 60, the Sony TX9 is relatively suitable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony TX9
A awful sports photography score of 34 indicates the Sony TX9 is simply not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony TX9 Travel photography advice
Size is really crucial when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Sony TX9 gets a average 60 as a travelling camera which is reasonably adequate to take on your trips.
Sony TX9 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony TX9 at it's awful score of 42 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate amongst its competition.
Sony TX9 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Sony TX9 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a awful score of 32.
Sony TX9 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the TX9, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Ultracompact.
The line graph below provides you a bird's eye view of the TX9 versus it's top scored competitors listed earlier.
These are some more cameras you may view as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.