Experience more creative power to capture life's greatest moments with the Cyber-shot® DSC-H9 digital camera. This high-performance camera impresses with 8.1 megapixel clarity, 15X optical zoom, Advanced Sports Mode, and the NightShot® system for shooting in darkness by infrared light. Super SteadyShot® optical image stabilization and high sensitivity (ISO 3200) mode allow low-light shots without flash to preserve the mood, Face Detection brings out the best in faces, and HD (high definition) output lets you share memories in spectacular high definition detail on compatible HDTV screens.
A superb lens for bringing long-distance subjects up close, the pro-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens design of the DSC-H9 provides 15X Optical zoom design -- with 25X HD Digital zoom to enlarge the center portion of the picture so you see even more detail.
Sony’s NightShot® system provides infrared illumination for shooting in near-dark or totally dark conditions without using a flash -- so you can capture sleeping children, nocturnal animals and creative night scenes that lie beyond the power of conventional cameras.
Other image stabilization systems crop in to compensate for “camera shake” -- but with the Super SteadyShot® system, optical sensors detect camera movement and send correcting signals to a stabilization lens that allows even ultra-long-distance digital photos to capture more detail with less camera shake distortion.
Thanks to Sony, your photo album can go high-def -- with direct HD output2 to your compatible HDTV screen, so you can view DSC-H9 still photos in spectacular high definition clarity and detail. Your life never looked so exciting!
Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz™ high-speed processing engine, D-Range Optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas -- for great results even in difficult lighting conditions.
In addition to its bright 3.0”1 LCD screen, the DSC-H9 has a built-in electronic color viewfinder that lets you shoot in traditional camera style and save battery power by turning your LCD screen off.
The DSC-H9 allows you to capture shots in-camera for later transfer to PC or Memory Stick Duo™ media -- so even if you forget your flash memory card, you can always get the shot.
The DSC-H9 can capture VGA (640 x 480) audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second5) -- with Optical Zoom in movie mode to let you zoom in or pull back while taking action shots.
The DSC-H9 provides a huge, bright 3.0”1 Clear Photo LCD Plus™ screen that tilts up for comfortable low-angle shooting -- plus simple camera menus, a new GUI Home button, and Function Guide display that makes it easier to learn camera setup operations.
A powerful flash provides extra illumination to light up subjects farther from your camera, with precise light control and the ability to adjust flash for both front and rear sync when shooting at low-speed sync setting.
By automatically controlling focus, exposure, color and flash, this new Sony feature reveals faces in shadow, makes skin tones look more natural and eliminates harsh facial glare -- to help bring out every expression on every face in every shot, so you’ll capture the personalities and emotions that make memories come alive.
Because an off-center subject can make your shot more interesting, the DSC-H9 can measure auto-focus precision at 9 points on your screen -- giving you greater creative freedom to compose your image.
In-Camera Red-Eye Reduction. Irritating “glowing eyes” can ruin even the most creative photos -- so the DSC-H9 gives you in-camera correction at the touch of a button to reduce lingering red-eye effect that other systems might miss.
For more creative freedom, a simple wheel-dial control lets you quickly change camera settings in manual modes (shutter speed priority, aperture priority, manual exposure) and also control ISO sensitivity, focus area, and exposure value. In play mode, the wheel dial provides a quick way to view your next or previous shot.
Sony’s Smart Zoom® feature gives you an amazing ultra-close crop on the central portion of interest in your photo while avoiding the image degradation of other digital zooms.
More megapixels give you more detail and definition for editing, cropping, and making large digital prints. Sony’s advanced Super HAD™ (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
To capture fast-moving subjects in split-second detail, this innovative DSC-H9 shooting mode combines high shutter speed (1/4000 sec.) with Intelligent Continuous AF that responds more quickly to rapid motion -- a great way to catch the perfect moment in sports, children’s games, pet tricks and more.
With Super SteadyShot® image stabilization to minimize blur, High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200) lets the DSC-H9 shoot effectively in low light without flash to preserve the mood -- and Sony’s original Clear RAW™ NR (Noise Reduction) image processing technology helps suppress the color noise that can accompany high-sensitivity shooting.
It’s the high-definition viewing experience that makes photos come alive on compatible HDTV screens, accompanied by your choice of visual effects and any of four preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite MP3 tunes downloaded from PC to your camera for use as background music.
The DSC-H9 lets you add creative effects to photos after you shoot -- including soft edge filter to soften backgrounds, cross filter to place starry “dazzles” at highlight points, partial color filter to mute surrounding colors, even fish-eye filter to create interesting fish-eye lens effects.
Remote Control Function. In both shooting and play mode, you can use a supplied remote control unit to control basic camera functions -- including zoom, menu settings, etc. -- so you can put yourself in the picture when shooting with a tripod or sit back and enjoy the show when you share images on your home TV screen.
The DSC-H9 has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo™ media or higher-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media -- the ultra-compact media for shooting, storing and sharing your photo images.
The DSC-H9 provides up to 250 shots3 with a fully charged NP-BG1 Lithium Ion battery -- enough shooting capacity to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation.
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