I'm thinking of buying a HX9v and was in Jessops last week comparing that camera to the Panasonic TZ20. I noticed that on the Sony, even though the LCD screen is 3", the image on the screen didn't fill the whole screen and there was a border all around. (unlike the Panasonic). The assistant said that this was correct and couldn't be altered. Is this the case?
In 4:3 format the diagonal is exactly 3 inch (as specified), although the LCD glass is somewhat larger and leaves some borders around the image. In 16:9 mode the top/bottom borders are wider. See attached images.