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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
A sleek form factor along with capable imaging and a long-reaching zoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 from Sony is a compact camera well-suited for travel and everyday shooting. Revolving around a back-illuminated 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is capable of producing notably smooth and clear imagery with low noise levels, along with an expandable sensitivity range up to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor combination also avail fast performance throughout the camera system, including a 10-fps continuous shooting rate and UHD 4K30p video recording. Complementing the imaging is a balanced physical design, which incorporates both a pop-up OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder and 180° tilting 3.0" 921k-dot touchscreen LCD, along with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless image sharing and remote camera control via a linked smartphone or tablet. Contrasting its sleek size, the HX99 is also distinguished by its impressive 30x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, which provides a 24-720mm equivalent zoom range. Spanning wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, this lens benefits from Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld imagery. Designed to be a versatile, all-in-one pocketable camera, the HX99 mixes both capability and intuitiveness to appeal to a wide range of shooting needs.
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Sony DSC-HX99 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 218.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 3ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x Zoom Lens
  • 4Body Design and Wireless Connectivity

A sleek form factor along with capable imaging and a long-reaching zoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 from Sony is a compact camera well-suited for travel and everyday shooting. Revolving around a back-illuminated 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is capable of producing notably smooth and clear imagery with low noise levels, along with an expandable sensitivity range up to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor combination also avail fast performance throughout the camera system, including a 10-fps continuous shooting rate and UHD 4K30p video recording. Complementing the imaging is a balanced physical design, which incorporates both a pop-up OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder and 180° tilting 3.0" 921k-dot touchscreen LCD, along with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless image sharing and remote camera control via a linked smartphone or tablet. Contrasting its sleek size, the HX99 is also distinguished by its impressive 30x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, which provides a 24-720mm equivalent zoom range. Spanning wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, this lens benefits from Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld imagery. Designed to be a versatile, all-in-one pocketable camera, the HX99 mixes both capability and intuitiveness to appeal to a wide range of shooting needs.

18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
Utilizing an 18.2MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is able to produce high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video with notable clarity and smooth tonality. The sensor employs a back-illuminated design, which allows it to achieve reduced noise levels along with a native sensitivity range to ISO 3200 that can be extended to ISO 12800 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor and processor also provide a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps for up to 10 consecutive frames in a burst.

Additionally, the HX99 is the first HX-series camera capable of recording UHD 4K video, at either 30p or 24p frame rates, as well as Full HD video. 4K video uses full sensor pixel readout to record approximately 1.6x times the required information, and this oversampling process helps to deliver greater clarity along with reduced moiré and other artifacts.
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x Zoom Lens
Covering wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, the built-in 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens spans a 24-720mm equivalent focal length range. Five aspherical elements are incorporated in the optical design, which reduce spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range, and a T* anti-reflective coating helps to control lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality.

Complementing the optical design, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is also used to minimize the appearance of camera shake. An Intelligent Active Mode is also available to reduce blur common to shooting video while moving. Also aiding in achieving sharp imagery, Fast Intelligent AF employs an optimized spatial object detection algorithm to quicken focusing speeds, and Eye AF can be used to automatically detect and focus on the eyes of the main subject.
Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • Helping to maintain a sleek form factor, the 638.4k-dot OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder employs a unique pop-up design to retain a pocketable overall size when not in use.
  • Rear 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor employs a 180° tilting design to facilitate working from low angles or taking front-facing selfies, and this screen is also a touchscreen for intuitive menu navigation as well as the ability to work with Touch Focus, Touch Pad AF, and Touch Shutter functions.
  • A control ring surrounds the lens for directly and intuitively adjusting shooting settings, such as shutter speed and aperture, among others.
  • Built-in pop-up flash provides additional illumination when working in low-light conditions.
  • The large right-hand grip offers increased comfort and support for longer shooting sessions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC lets you wirelessly share imagery to a smartphone or tablet for instant sharing online. This connectivity also lets you remotely control the camera from a mobile device. Additionally, Bluetooth connectivity also lets you embed your mobile device's location data to your images for geotagging.
  • Included NP-BX1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 370 shots per charge when working with the rear monitor, or 300 shots per charge when shooting with the electronic viewfinder.
UPC: 027242914063

Sony DSC-HX99 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 18.2 Megapixel (4896 x 3672)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length4.2 to 118mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 720mm)
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (120x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (60x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.4
Focus Range1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
8.2' to Infinity / 2.5 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design11 Elements in 10 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 80 to 3200 (Extended: 80 to 12800)
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
1/2000 to 1 Second in Program Mode
1/2000 to 8 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 18.2 MP for up to 10 Frames (JPEG)
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Internal Recording ModesAVCHD/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Coverage100%
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,600 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Fill In, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
1.0 to 17.7' / 0.3 to 5.4 m (Wide)
8.2 to 9.8' / 2.5 to 3 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC/Memory Stick Micro
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery Type1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)4 x 2.3 x 1.4" / 102 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
Weight8.54 oz / 242 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 4.7 x 2.9"

Sony DSC-HX99 Reviews

The best yet...

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-13

I have been using Sony Cyber-shot cameras for years and this is the best one yet. The earlier DSC was more rugged, but does not the reach the clarity of distant shots I got with the HX80 or the HX99. Adding the Sony cover to my HX99 toughens it up just enough without interfering with actions of the camera.

Great little point & shoot camera

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-04

This Sony DSC-HX99 is a great little point and shoot camera with an impressive zoom lens. It takes great wildlife and concert photos!

Sony Hx99

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

The camera was exactly what I expected and wanted and I'm very pleased with it. A very nice camera for the price. The B&H service was excellent.

Perfect for my needs

By Eileen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

I love a long lense camera, I have dslr, mirrorless, Sony large zoom, but I find I just do not anticipate taking gear everywhere. Along came DSC-HX99. With a view finder. Pocket size and enough zoom for me!!! I absolutely love it. I think it actually has EVERYTHING I wanted. And added bonus, takes same batteries as big Sony zoom!!

Great little camera

By Arleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

I have used basic shooting thus far and really happy with what the camera point and shot setting can do, and am looking forward to what the you set it can do. It does fantastic video. I would recommend this little camera as a carry backup, or just on its own.

Help

By Todd
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

I just got the camera and I am very disappointed in the documentation. I have not been able to implement control of the camera from my smartphone. I have about 50 years experience using and programming computers and about 40 years experience using sophisticated cameras.

Powerful zoom!

By Nathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-11

Genuinely filled a need for me as a small 'on the road' cam to supplement my larger cams. When light is good and there is action, I love having this powerful zoom, RAW files and manual settings to capture anything in the moment! Have already captured many abstract landscapes in just the couple weeks of having this cam on me at all times. Viewfinder didn't work, - eye focus won't work.

Capable Point & Shoot

By Illiad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

I already have a number of FF Sony cameras and lenses but wanted a more portable option and the HX99 fit the bill. Lots of features and specs at a reasonable price.

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