Sony HX9V Landscape Photography Score
Sony HX9V has a score of 26
for Landscape Photography which makes it a POOR
candidate for this type of photography. If Landscape Photography is important for you, we strongly recommend you to consider the Alternative cameras listed at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sony HX9V Review
Sony HX9V Landscape Photography Detailed Analysis
Manual Exposure Mode
A correct exposure of a landscape shot is very important. Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Manual exposure mode in these conditions helps a lot in order to achieve correct exposure. Manual Focus Mode
With the manual focus mode, you can make fine adjustments to have the perfect focus. Built-in GPS
Landscape photographers frequently turn back to a point where they had shoot a specific shot in different weather and light conditions. Recording these locations via GPS will help you find the exact spot later easier. 24 mm - Good Wide Angle Coverage
Even though there are very good examples of landscapes photos taken with tele lenses, most of the landscape photos are taken with wide angle lenses.
Average Resolution Sensor: 16.0MP
Sony HX9V's 16.0MP resolution is not ideal for landscape photography but you can still achieve large prints with good framing and technique.
No RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree. Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
Sony HX9V's small sensor struggles in low light situations compared to larger sensors. No Environmental Sealings
Landscape photographs are taken outdoors and you should be prepared for all kind of weather conditions.
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