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Zoom recorders, you gotta love em! Here’s a current lineup and quick overview of Zoom’s most popular digital audio recorders. Thanks for checking us out! Feel free to email any questions you may have for at us anytime!

All of the mics below offer up to 24bit 96k audio recording in wav or mp3 formats.

1. Zoom H1 -

Pros : Tiny, super portable and the perfect solution for expensive wireless lav solutions. Plug a lav into the line in jack, clap in front of your main cam, walk off and enjoy super clean audio at a disgustingly low cost. Use this lav to keep costs ultra low and quality right up there with the best pro wireless solutions on the planet. It’s really that functional.

Set the Zoom H1′s input level to a volume that brings you around -12db with that lav for super clean, low battery consuming audio. The lav has it’s own built in pre-amp and the Zoom H1 will thank you for it!

Slap a Redhead Windscreen on it and use it as a powerful little interview microphone. Just BE SURE to hold it with a firm grip or your audio track will pick up your hand rustling like a wild man as you interview your talent. Even better, pick up this grip and thread it into the Zooms 1/4 20 standard threading at the base of the recorder. This GRIP rules!

Cons : Cheap feeling. Pfff, who cares.. It’s all I read on the interwebs. “It feels cheap, blah blah”.. I prefer to look at as feeling LIGHT which it is.. You have to check your pockets twice as it will not weigh you down. Ever : )

No XLR inputs so you will be limited to the types of external mics you can pair with. That being said, you CAN make any mic work with the Zoom H1′s line in, you just may have to get an auxiliary phantom power source. If this is the case, you might be better off with the mighty Zoom H4n!


2. Zoom H2n 

Pro’s : I use this mic EVERY DAY and by far, the best thing about it is battery life. They last forever. I don’t know what kind of witchcraft and sorcery they’ve built into this little powerhouse but it’s fabulous. Even when the battery is on 1 bar it just keeps on going! A couple pairs of rechargable AA’s (Duracells rock) and you’ll be recording ultra clean sounds through up to 5 internal mics, all day.

5 internal microphones. If you want to record nature in all of it’s splendor, slap a Redhead Windscreen on this puppy for auditory bliss. Bonus points if you have the skills to mix in 5.1 surround!  I love pretty much everything about this microphone. Very intuitive and easy to use menus, big, clear easy to read LCD and fast startup time. Starts about 2x as fast as any of the other Zoom recorders listed in this review.

Con’s : Again, no professional XLR inputs! I guess Zoom didn’t want to encroach into Zoom H4n territory but damn, XLR’s would make this just about the best mic you can buy for the price. Still it’s no that big of a deal if you will be using the on board mics this recorder has to offer. That’s really it, I can’t think of anything this mic doesn’t deliver, it’s really a great piece of audio tech. Lowest price here : Zoom H2n


3. The mighty Zoom H4n


What can I say?, this is an excellent, low cost, do it all digital audio recorder. The Zoom H4n is powered by 2 AA batteries and has professional XLR inputs with phantom power which allows you to use virtually any external professional boom mic or studio condenser mic on the market, and can fit in your back pocket. My favorite recorder to use with my Nikon D800 or Canon 5D MKII DSLR. There are two ways this mic greatly benefits the indie filmmaker.

A. The run-and-gun documentary powerhouse. Slap a quality Manfrotto hotshoe on the camera and screw your Zoom H4n on for an uber compact audio/visual machine. To make life even easier here’s a super fun tip that most run and gunners don’t use.

PRO-TIP : Use the headphone jack as a nice LINE-OUT and run it into your camera’s 1/8th mini jack for one of two purposes. A. The camera will record a very clean and usable audio track DIRECTLY TO YOUR SD CARD! or act as a very clean track to later sync your Zoom H4n’s internal recording to. I have found that for most street interviews, documentary shooting or video journalism, this is my preferred choice as you don’t have to sync ANYTHING in post. If you have a clip that the audio gets a little hot or distorts you can still pull from your Zoom’s master track. Boom! Win, Win!  PS: don’t forget your Redhead ; )

When using the above tip, you will lose the power to monitor your audio so you might want to look into a good middle man to get the job done. This little puppy is your DSLR and Zooms best friend and can supply phantom power as well, should you need it. Best Pre-amp I’ve come across here.

The Zoom H4n is a great audio device when you are in need of XLR and has been one of my favorite choices over the last few year for ease of use, simple menu’s, excellent audio quality and robust form factor.


This sucker likes it’s power, it will go through AA’s like there’s no tomorrow, so bring extra’s!

Outside of that I have nothing negative to say about this very popular digital audio recorder. Mine has gotten drenched by the ocean, fallen on the ground, and been abused by weather on several rainy occasions. It just keeps performing like a champ.


I hope this mini review has helped you! Good luck with your quest into happy audio land!

I’ve been wanting to get this camera for sometime now. I am both a stills and video shooter so both worlds are important to me. The camera has yet to be released as of this entry but the specs seem a bit “bleh” in comparison to Nikon’s new offerings..

Some of the main let downs I was hoping would have been implemented in this camera.

A. No 60p at 1080p – C’mon Canon, it’s 2012, let get cooking. We want 60p.. Yes, ALL of us.

B. No uncompressed HDMI-OUT – Nikon must be listening.. Nikon D800 = Clean uncompressed HDMI out.

C. No articulating screen – Why not?? it’s just a matter of convenience and should be a standard on all DSLR’s at this point.

D. 22MP – Why “improve” the resolution by ONE megapixel for this iteration of the camera.. I’m not saying I’m a megapixel junkie but ONE megapixel?? Nikon went all MEDIUM FORMAT on us with 36MP. Those are going to be some damn nice stills!

Anyways guys.. My apologies for the mini-rant but this camera should have been way more, spec wise. I suspect the Canon C300 and upcoming “C” cams in development have killed any hopes for the 5D3 to be something special.

My take on the 5D3 is that it’s a bit of an iPhone 4s version of the 5D2.. I’m sure sales were beginning to slow and this mildly improved camera will give Canon another shot of income while the “C” version DSLR’s are still in development.. I feel Nikon lost it’s wind with the release of the Canon 5D2 and this is their response.. It’s a good one too boot. I suspect the Nikon D800 will meet or beat the upcoming Canon 5D Mark III in almost every way.

Please let me know in the comments below why you’d still get this, OVER the Nikon D800? Lens collection? : )

Here’s the spec sheet :


Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex, camera

Recording Media
CF Cards (Type I); Compatible with UDMA CF cards; SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards

Image Format
Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)

Compatible Lenses
Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S Lenses)

Lens Mount
Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

Effective pixels: Approx. 22.3 megapixels

Total Pixels
Total pixels: 23.4 megapixels

Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters

Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor

Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

·Automatic Sensor Cleaning

·Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass.

·Self-cleaning executed automatically when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible.

·Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.

(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

·The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.

·The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.

(3) Manual cleaning

Recording System

Recording Format
Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3

Image Format
Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG

Video: MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)

File Size
(1) Large: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)

(2) Medium: Approx. 9.80 Megapixels (3840 x 2560)

(3) S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920)

(4) S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)

(5) S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)

(6) RAW: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)

(7) M-RAW: Approx. 10.50 Megapixels (3960 x 2640)

(8) S-RAW: Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920) Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

Recording Functions
1. Standard

* Records to either the CF card or SD card.

2. Auto switch card

* When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.

3. Record separately

* The CF card and SD card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M, S1, S2, S3, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW)

4. Record to multiple

* Both the CF card and SD card record the same image at the same image recording quality. (Also applies to RAW+JPEG, M+JPEG, and SRAW+JPEG)

Backup Recording
Images recorded in a card can be copied to the other card

File Numbering
The following three types of file numbers can be set:

(1) Continuous numbering

* The continuous numbering of captured images will continue even after you replace the camera’s card. (The numbering continues even when the folder changes.)

(2) Auto reset

* When you replace the camera’s card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.

(3) Manual reset

* Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.

RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.

Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB

Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

* Scene Intelligent Auto will set [Auto] automatically.

* [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1-3]

White Balance

(1) Auto (AWB)

(2) Daylight

(3) Shade

(4) Cloudy

(5) Tungsten light

(6) White fluorescent light

(7) Flash

(8) Custom (Custom WB)

(9) Color temperature

* With an EX-series Speedlite having the color temperature information transmission feature, the color temperature setting changes to match the color temperature when the flash is fired. Set to approx. 6000K if the flash unit does not have the color temperature communication feature.

Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color Temperature Compensation
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels

· Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels

* Corrected in reference to the current WB mode’s color temperature.

Color Temperature Information Transmission


Eye-level pentaprism

Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)

Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))

Eye Point
Approx. 21mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)

Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)

Focusing Screen

Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)

Viewfinder Information
·AF information

AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicator

·Exposure information

Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning

·Flash information

Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light

·Image information

Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card information

·Battery check

·Composition information

Grid, electronic level

·Warning symbol

Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance correction, One-touch recording quality switch, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering.

Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with Depth-of-field preview button


TTL secondary image – registration, phase detection

AF Points
61-point (up to 41 cross-type points)

* One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8, 10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6. (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)

AF Working Range
EV -2 – 18 (at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)

Focusing Modes
(1) Autofocus

·One-Shot AF

·Predictive AI Servo AF

-For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.

-For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.

·AI Focus AF

-(Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)

-Automatically set in A+ Auto Mode

(2) Manual focus (MF)

AF Point Selection
1. Single-point AF (Manual selection)

2. Auto selection 61-Point AF

3. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)

4. AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left, and right)

5. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)

6. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

Selected AF Point Display
Displayed in viewfinder with transparent LCD and on LCD panel

Active AF Point Indicator
AF area used in horizontal/vertical (grip up or down) shooting and the manually-selected AF point position can be set separately

AF Assist Beam
(1) Enable

With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite, AF-assist beam is emitted automatically when necessary.

(2) Disable

(3) IR AF assist beam only

* No AF-assist beam with flash bursts.

Exposure Control

Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:

(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

(2) Partial metering (center, approx. 7.2% of viewfinder)

(3) Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)

·AF point-linked spot metering not provided.

(4) Center-weighted average metering

a. The selectable metering modes can be limited with a Custom Function.

Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)

Exposure Control Systems
(1) Scene Intelligent Auto

(2) Program AE (shiftable)

(3) Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)

(4) Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)

(5) Manual exposure

* The metering mode can be specified with a Custom Function.

(6) Bulb

(7) E-TTL II autoflash program AE

* Evaluative metering, Averaged metering

ISO Speed Range
For Stills:

ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)

·ISO speed expansion possible to ISO 50, 51200, and 102400.

·For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be 200-25600.

·ISO speed safety shift possible with Custom Function.

Shooting Mode ISO Settings
A+ 100-12800
P/Tv/Av/M 100-25600
B ISO 400 fixed
With Flash ISO 400 fixed∗

∗If fill flash will result in overexposure, minimum ISO 100 is set.
∗For bounce flash, ISO 400-1600 is set automatically depending on the light level.

ISO Speed upper and lower limits:

(1) Manual setting range

* ISO speed expansion is set with this option.

(2) Auto ISO range

* ISO speed expansion not settable.

Shutter speed and automatic ISO speed control in P and Av Modes:

In the P and Av shooting modes with Auto ISO set, the ISO speed is set automatically so that a shutter speed slower than the one set with [Minimum shutter speed] (1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 0″5, 1″) is not set.Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments

AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments

* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

AE Lock
(1) Auto AE lock

·In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

(2) Manual AE lock

·With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.


Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled

Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.

1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)

* Shutter speed’s control range can be set with a Custom Function.

Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated Speedlite
E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites

Zooming to Match Focal Length

Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

FE Lock

External Flash Settings
The camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, or 270EX:

(1) External flash control

* Flash mode, sync setting, FEB (not possible with 270EX II/270EX), flash exposure compensation, E-TTL II, zoom, wireless master flash (not possible with 430EX II/ 270EX), and clear settings.

* With the Speedlite 600EX-RT, radio wireless control is possible.

(2) Flash Custom Function setting

PC Terminal
Provided (no polarity)

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent Single Shooting and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)

Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Maximum approx. 6 shots/sec.

Low-speed: Maximum approx. 3 shots/sec.

Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 3 shots/sec.

Maximum Burst
·JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 65 shots (approx. 16270 shots)

·RAW: Approx. 13 shots (approx. 18 shots)

·RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 7 shots (approx. 7 shots)

*Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and a 8 GB card.

*Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA mode 7, 128 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.

Live View Functions

Shooting Modes
Still photo and video recording

(1) Autofocus (One-Shot AF)

·Live mode

·One-point, contrast AF. Switching to another AF point possible.

·Face detection Live mode

·Face detection, contrast AF. Face selectable.

·Quick mode

61-point, phase-difference AF, same as normal shooting.

(2) Manual focus

* Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.

Metering Modes
Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor

Metering Range
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor:

·Metering range: EV 0 – EV 20 (At 73°F/23°C, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

·AE lock possible

·The active metering time can be changed.

Grid Display
Three grid display provided

Exposure Simulation

Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

Video Shooting

File Format
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

Variable (averaged) bit rate

File Size
Recording Sizes:

1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480

Frame Rates
[1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps

[1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps

[640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps

Continuous Shooting Time
Based on 8GB Card:

[1920 x 1080]

30 fps ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB/min.) / IPB: 32 min (235 MB/min.)

25 fps ALL-I: 11 min (685 MB/min.) / IPB: 32 min. (235 MB/min.)

24 fps ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB/min.) / IPB: 32 min. (235 MB/min.)

[1280 x 720]

60 fps ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB/min.) / IPB: 37 min. (205 MB/min.)

50 fps ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB/min.) / IPB: 37 min. (205 MB/min.)

[640 x 480]

30 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB/min.)

25 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB/min.)

* If the recording time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting stops automatically.

* Movie shooting does not stop when the file size reaches 4GB.

Same as focusing with Live View shooting

* During movie shooting or if movie cropping has been set, the image cannot be magnified for manual focusing.

ISO Range

·P, Av, and Bulb: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 25600)

·A+ and Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800

·M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800), ISO 100 – 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000/20000/25600)

* If Highlight tone priority is set to enable, the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 – 12800.

Exposure Control
(1) Program AE for movie shooting

* For shooting modes other than manual exposure and bulb.

* Shutter speed (1/30 – 1/4000 sec., signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.

(2) Manual exposure

* For manual exposure.

* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

Exposure Compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

* For movies, even if exposure compensation has been set beyond ±3 stops, exposure compensation up to only ±3 stops will be applied.

* For still photos, exposure compensation up to ±5 stops can be applied.

LCD Monitor

TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

Approx. 1.04 million dots

Approx. 100%

Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally

Brightness Control
Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor

* Adjustable to one of three levels: Darker, Standard, Brighter

Manual: Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels

Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)


Display Format
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), two-image comparative display, slide show (all images/selected by date/folder), star rating

Highlight Alert
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink

Image Protection and Erase

Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card

Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images

Direct Printing

Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers

Printable Images
RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System

·Movies cannot be printed

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

Version 1.1 compatible

Direct Image Transfer

Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images and movie

For RAW+JPEG, only the RAW or JPEG image or both images can be transferred


Custom Functions
13 Custom Functions settable with the camera

Camera User Settings
Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)

My Menu Registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered

Power Source

One Battery Pack LP-E6

AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6

Battery Life
1) Camera body only:

Shooting Method Temperature Possible Shots
Viewfinder Shooting At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. 950
At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. 850
Live View shooting At 73°F/23°C Approx. 200
At 32°FF/ 0°C Approx. 180

2) With Battery Grip BG-E11:

Shooting Method Battery Temperature Possible Shots
Viewfinder Shooting LP-E6 x 1 Same as (1)
LP-E6 x 2 At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. 1900
At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. 1700
Size AA/LR6 alkaline batteries At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. TBA
At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. TBA
Live View shooting LP-E6 x 1 Same as (1)
LP-E6 x2 At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. TBA
At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. TBA
Size AA/LR6 alkaline batteries At 73°F/ 23°C -
At 32°F/ 0°C -

∗Based on CIPA testing standardsBattery Check
Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned on:

Displayed in 6 levels:

·Battery level displayed on LCD panel and in viewfinder.

·Battery information can be checked with the [Battery info.] menu

·If Battery Grip BG-E11 is used with size AA/LR6 batteries; the battery level is displayed in four levels instead.

Power Saving
Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.

Date/Time Battery
CR1616 lithium battery

Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in. (152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4 mm )

Approx. 33.5 oz. / 950g (Based on CIPA standards)

Approx. 30.3 oz./ 860g (Body only)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range

Working Humidity Range
85% or less


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This will be a review of the Sony Hx9V digital camera - CLICK TO BUY


++A. Price! This little powerhouse is feature rich! Not wonky features either.. Very functional ones.. For the price, it’s really a steal.  As of this writing the Sony HX9V can be found for less then $300! I got mine HERE.

++B. Build. This is one beefy little bastard, I’ve fallen off my motorcycle a few times onto it and she still keeps pushing through! Love durability


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Image by Kalani Prince : Taken with Sony HX9V - Kahakaloa Maui Sunset


++C. Gorgeous 1920X1080p video and at 60p for that matter! This is not very common many full sized DSLR’s but is totally available here. What can you do with 60p? Shoot beautiful slow motion like this :

++D. The P A N O R A M I C feature works, and works very well.. I used to painstakingly stitch panoramics in Photoshop. This damn camera does an insanely good job at that for me. Here are some examples :

Image #1. Very happy with how it stitched together a wide window of exposure change throughout the pan.

Image #2. Very happy with how it stitched together lines that vanish into the distance.. How do you do this Sony HX9v!!!