Video Performance* (10.5)*
The Sony HDR-HC9 shares identical specs with the HDR-HC7. Both imagers measure 1/2.9-inches, with a gross pixel count of 3,200,000. The effective pixel count in 16:9 is 2,280,000, and in 4:3 the effective pixel count is 1,710,000.
Every other high definition consumer camcorder in Sony’s 2008 line-up was upgraded with the new Exmor sensors and Bionz processors, technology borrowed from Sony’s professional camcorders and its DSLR still camera lines.