Support Cameralabs by shopping at our partner stores or donating via Paypal
 






Follow my RSS feed at Camera Labs RSS Feed
 
  Latest camera reviews

Sony A3000 review
Canon EOS 1200D T5
Sony WX350
Nikon P600
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony Cyber-shot HX400V
Panasonic Lumix GH4
Panasonic TS5 FT5
Sony Alpha A6000
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX600 HS
Olympus TOUGH TG2
Nikon AW1
Nikon D3300
Fujifilm XT1
Olympus STYLUS 1
Sony Cyber-shot RX10
Olympus OMD EM1
Panasonic Lumix GM1
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha A7
Nikon D5300
Canon PowerShot A2500
Sony Alpha A7r
Canon ELPH 130 IXUS 140
Nikon COOLPIX P520
Nikon COOLPIX L820
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix GX7
Canon SX510 HS
Canon PowerShot G16
Fujifilm X20
Panasonic FZ70 / FZ72
Canon EOS 70D
Sony RX100 II
Canon ELPH 330 IXUS 255
Panasonic Lumix GF6
Fujifilm XM1
Olympus EP5
Panasonic Lumix LF1
Panasonic TZ35 / ZS25
Olympus XZ2
Sony HX300
Panasonic Lumix G6
Sony HX50V
Fujifilm X100S
Canon SX280 HS
Canon EOS SL1 / 100D
Panasonic TZ40 / ZS30
Nikon D7100
Nikon COOLPIX A
Fujifilm X-E1
Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D5200
Panasonic Lumix GH3
Canon PowerShot S110
Panasonic Lumix G5
Sony NEX-6
Panasonic Lumix FZ200
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Nikon COOLPIX P7700
Olympus E-PL5
Canon EOS M
Panasonic TS20 / FT20
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D600
Nikon COOLPIX L810
Canon PowerShot D20
Sony RX100
Panasonic Lumix LX7
Canon SX500 IS
Fujifilm HS30 EXR
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60 / FZ62
Canon 520HS / 500HS
Canon 110HS / 125HS
Nikon D800
Canon EOS T4i / 650D
Canon PowerShot A3400
Panasonic ZS15 / TZ25
Olympus E-M5
Nikon D3200
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Canon PowerShot A2300
Canon SX240 / SX260
Samsung NX200
Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30
Canon PowerShot G1 X
Sony NEX-7
Panasonic GX1
Olympus E-PM1
Nikon V1
Sony NEX-5N
Canon EOS T3 / 1100D
Canon EOS 600D / T3i
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 550D / T2i
Canon EOS 7D

All camera reviews
 
 
   
 
  Best Buys: our top models
   
  Best Canon lens
Best Nikon lens
Best Sony lens
Best budget DSLR
Best mid-range DSLR
Best semi-pro DSLR
Best point and shoot
Best superzoom
Best camera accessories
   
 



Camera Labs Forum

Any questions, comments or a great tip to share? Join my Camera forum and let everyone know!
   
 
  DSLR Tips



 
Support me by shopping at B&H!
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Gordon Laing, May 2007

Sony H9 results : Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Noise 2 / Corner sharpness / Fringe & macro / Distortion / Vignetting

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 resolution comparison

  To measure and compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9's resolving power we photographed the Enhanced Digital Camera Resolution Chart with it and a number of super-zoom rivals, each using their best quality JPEG and default image tone and sharpening settings. Each camera was tested with their zoom range set to approximately 3x and using every aperture setting; the best results have been selected for this page.

The crops are taken from the original images, saved as High Quality JPEGs in Photoshop CS2 and presented here at 100%. Each number represents 100 lines per picture height (lpph), so a figure of 20 means a resolution of 2000 lpph.

In terms of resolving power, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 delivers 1975 lpph of horizontal and vertical resolution. This ranks it second of the four cameras compared below. Of its main superzoom rivals, the H9 is comfortably ahead of the Olympus SP-550UZ for resolving fine detail, although the Panasonic FZ8 is very close behind. Indeed in our outdoor tests the FZ8 often recorded greater detail due to less aggressive compression and noise reduction - at least at the lowest sensitivities. That said, it's still a good result for the H9 here which manages to make the most of its 8.1 Megapixel sensor given optimal conditions.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9
Panansonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Sony H9 horizontal resolution
Panansonic FZ50 horizontal resolution
1975 lpph, 5.2-78mm at 10mm, f4, 80 ISO
2100 lpph, 7.4-88.8mm at 12mm, f4, 100 ISO

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
 
Olympus SP-550UZ
Panansonic FZ8 horizontal resolution
Olympus SP-550UZ horizontal resolution
1900 lpph, 6-72mm at 18mm f4, 100 ISO
1700 lpph, 4.7-84.2mm at 18mm, f4.1, 50 ISO


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9
Panansonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Sony H9 vertical resolution
Panansonic FZ50 vertical resolution
1975 lpph, 5.2-78mm at 10mm, f4, 80 ISO
2100 lpph, 7.4-88.8mm at 12mm, f4, 100 ISO

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
 
Olympus SP-550UZ
Panansonic FZ8 vertical resolution
Olympus SP-550UZ vertical resolution
1850 lpph, 6-72mm at 18mm f4, 100 ISO
1750 lpph, 4.7-84.2mm at 18mm, f4.1, 50 ISO




Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 results continued...

Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Noise 2 / Corner sharpness / Fringe & macro / Distortion / Vignetting
If you found this review useful, please support us by shopping below!
All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2014 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.

/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs