sure thing Bob
I love the way I can shoot from the min distance of 2" and can use the zoom up to 2.4x
I love that at this short distance the forced flash works flawless
I love the amount of detail I can get with a little basic post processing
The shadow parts i can recover since the hx5 does not use the contrast too much.
I love the quick and sinple panorama shots up to 2x5 mp
(for hq panoramas I still use autopano to stitch)
I love the stacking modes they work very well and give me 2 iso steps more
I love the innovation Sony packs into the cameras
I love the 2 to 10 fps
I love the "only" 10 Mp sensor
I love the video mode and the quality, fast response to light change without being too fast
I love the active mode with the 10 times better stabilisation what makes it possible to shoot a tour from a motorcycle and watch it on the big screen without getting motionsick. (my hx1 videos were unwatchable)
I love the 10x zoom and was amazed to hear about Samsung packing a 18x zoom in a 20 mm thick camera
I love having a gps to tag photos when they are shot in nowhereland
I love having all this in one small package for less than 300 Euro
I was on the way to get a A55 but was waiting for the ces.
now i know that Sony will pack in most better cameras the 1080P with50/60 fps and most other features too they introduced with the TX100
so for the have in your pocket I think I will get a hx9 and for better quality I will look at the NEX 7 or Axx with the new features.
Bob I put a little easy to understand the 16 Mp problematic together, did I miss anything?
http://hx9v.blogspot.com/2011/01/sony-h ... -hx5v.html