Olympus dsc-h9 User Manual (en)

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The Cyber-shot® DSC-H9 packs in an amazing array of hi-tech features, including 15X Optical zoom, 3.0” LCD screen with tilt-
up design, Advanced Sports Mode (1/4000 sec.), and the Sony NightShot® system for shooting in darkness by infrared light, 
and Face Detection to bring out the best in faces. Super SteadyShot® image stabilization and high sensitivity (ISO 3200) mode 
allow low-light shots without flash to preserve the mood -- and HD Output lets you share memories in spectacular high 
definition clarity and detail on compatible HDTV screens.
 
 
High-Power Carl Zeiss® 15X Optical Zoom
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.
8.1 MP Super HAD™  CCD 
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.
3.0” Tilt-up Screen, Simple Controls 
The DSC-H9 provides a huge, bright 3.0”
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.
NightShot® Infrared System
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.
Advanced Sports Mode
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.
Long-Distance Flash
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.
Super SteadyShot® Optical Image 
Stabilization
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.
High Sensitivity Mode
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.
Face Detection
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.
HD Output
Thanks to Sony, your photo album can go 
high-def -- with direct HD output 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!
HD Slide Show with Music
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.
9-Point Auto Focus
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.
D-Range Optimization
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-Camera Retouching
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.
In-Camera Red-Eye Reduction
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.
Electronic Color Viewfinder
In addition to its bright 3.0” 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.
Remote Control Function
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.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Wheel Dial for Manual Exposure Modes
31 MB Internal Memory
Memory Stick Duo™  Media 
76X Smart Zoom® Feature
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
Stamina® Battery Power