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SonyCyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good image quality (9)
  • Large clear LCD (7)
  • Nice body color (7)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (4)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Low light (4)
  • Sports/action (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent camera

I am extremely impressed with this camera. It has a wealth of functions to enable one to dabble and it is very easy to use in full Auto mode. The results are impressive....Read complete review

I am extremely impressed with this camera. It has a wealth of functions to enable one to dabble and it is very easy to use in full Auto mode. The results are impressive. So far, I have had incredible results, pin sharp, clear, balanced and faithful photos in a variety of conditions and lighting situations. I have yet to find something the camera can not handle, within reason. The menu functionality is clear, linguistically easy to follow and logical. It is therefore easy to learn and use without constant reference to a manual. I just love the Violet colour too!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Grainy/Blurry Pictures

I bought this camera as a gift for Christmas because of the added features and it's megapixels. However, I'd say maybe 10% of my pictures at most were OK, the rest were blurry,...Read complete review

I bought this camera as a gift for Christmas because of the added features and it's megapixels. However, I'd say maybe 10% of my pictures at most were OK, the rest were blurry, grainy and completely unusable. If you went above ISO 200 the pictures started to look terrible. The panoramic feature is nice but at times the stitching was completely off. We absolutely hated the camera and returned the camera and got something else. Can't really recommend especially for indoor use.

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4.0

great price, great size, great picture

By L & R

from Maryland

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lens cap
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green):

Purchased camera for my wife for vacation. Takes great pictures something you expect from Sony and very easy to download to your laptop and ready to be posted in your own file or sent in Emails to friends and family as well as posted to Facebook.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 10
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Amazing Camera

By May

from Manhattan, N.Y

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

    Amazing camera[...]I order the camera on line, great price ( i checked 9 places).[...] highly recommended.Best,May

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Good To be true

    By CHXP

    from EL PASO, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

        Good to be True

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Franchesca

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

        the swipe function is awesome! and it takes really good pictures at night with no flash.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Fabulous Camera for the money

        By Saffron

        from Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great lens protection
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Lens doesn't extend
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

        Compact, very easy to use. Great photos. Battery life is what you would expect from a "no viewfinder" style camera. When using flash and if focus there is the expected "lag". Sony has a real winner here. The next model up only has a slightly larger screen for more $$$

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Fun First Camera

        By Megan

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Silver):

          My 12 year old daughter saved up all her money to buy this camera and has enjoyed every second with it since she got it. I am a seasoned photographer and enjoy the cameras ease of use, fun special features, including on-camera editing, and outstanding picture quality. She's had the camera over a week now and so far no complaints.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Bad quality

          By cameramant99

          from chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

            Tried some sample pictures and already determined to return it.

            Pros:
            sleek design, no outward projecting lens, big screen and Touch screen.
            Cons:
            Picture is too grainy at original size 100%. Smily function does not work well as in other cameras. downloading pictures is a mess. handling is not comfortable as the lens is too close to corner, you need to be careful not to have your finger over the other side.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great portable and practical camera

            By prezen

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is a great camera. It is small, easy to operate, has lots of features and seems very sturdy. I love the panoramic photo option and the smile detection too. I would recommend this to anyone that just wants to take it on a trip or to a party.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            pictures worth a thousand words

            By clb the traveler

            from NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Pink):

              Love the panarama capabilities. takes great pictures,indoor and outdoor.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              could be better

              By Mr WB

              from Itajai - Brazil

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Inteligent auto mode

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I´m used to an old dsc-h9.
                  Just think this camera could be better with easier manual adjustments

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                  1.0

                  Grainy/Blurry Pictures

                  By Alan

                  from NYC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom
                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Poor Flash
                  • Poor Image Quality
                  • Poor Image Stabilization

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Pink):

                    I bought this camera as a gift for Christmas because of the added features and it's megapixels. However, I'd say maybe 10% of my pictures at most were OK, the rest were blurry, grainy and completely unusable. If you went above ISO 200 the pictures started to look terrible. The panoramic feature is nice but at times the stitching was completely off. We absolutely hated the camera and returned the camera and got something else. Can't really recommend especially for indoor use.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 6
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Awesome

                    By CareBear

                    from San Jose, CA

                    Pros

                    • Looks great

                    Cons

                    • Is a little laggy

                    Best Uses

                    • Taken a picture

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Love it.

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                    5.0

                    Well designed and effective camera

                    By P. Gold

                    from Hertzeliya, Israel

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Violet):

                    Has arrived right on time. Light weight, small in size yet efective camera. Battery charger works well also under 220 VAC. Already shoot over 100 pictures and they came out in fantastic resolution even in dark environment. I like the operating system and the way it operates.

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                    5.0

                    Very good pictures in a fast way

                    By A Ferretti

                    from SSA - Brazil

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Pink):

                      See anything you like to shoot? Just open and click.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      GREAT!

                      By mimi

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Violet):

                      i used for traveling
                      its greating for traveling
                      nothing bad.

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                      2.0

                      Not an upgrade to the Sony line.

                      By Devon

                      from Westchester, NY

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Small touch screen

                      Cons

                      • Bad photos Lense 2 wide

                      Best Uses

                      • can't recommend any

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      I just purchased two of these for the holidays since we have had great experiences with the other Sony DSC cameras we own. This one is not the same. The lense is too wide (bowed) which makes centered subjects look 10 feet tall and everyone else smaller.Even though this camera boosts 14 megapixels the quality is far less than their other 10 megapixel cameras. The shots are grainy, slighty out of focus and forget ever enlarging a shot from this camera to 8" x 10" or larger. These are both being returned and exchanged for their older model DSC-T70 if possible.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome Product

                      By Stallin

                      from Sydney,AU

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Violet):

                      This is an awesome product to say with varieties if Colors & I have chosen Violet which is also an highly tempted color. The functionality of this mode is very easy & user free product.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By Betty Azeredo

                      from Rio de Janeiro,RJ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Violet):

                      My camera its so great,i like so much.
                      The model of touchscream is so great and easy to use.It perfect!!!

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                      4.0

                      I like so much.

                      By Norberto Pimentel

                      from Brasília, Brasil

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Small, compact, easy to carry.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent camera

                      By SLS

                      from UK

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • High Quality
                      • Portable
                      • Ultra compact

                      Cons

                      • NONE AS YET

                      Best Uses

                      • Easy video creation
                      • Fast snapshooting
                      • Travel lightweight

                      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Violet):

                      I am extremely impressed with this camera. It has a wealth of functions to enable one to dabble and it is very easy to use in full Auto mode. The results are impressive. So far, I have had incredible results, pin sharp, clear, balanced and faithful photos in a variety of conditions and lighting situations. I have yet to find something the camera can not handle, within reason. The menu functionality is clear, linguistically easy to follow and logical. It is therefore easy to learn and use without constant reference to a manual. I just love the Violet colour too!

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