Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green)

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra-Slim Body
  • 14.1 Megapixel
  • Sweep Panorama Mode
  • Carl Zeiss 4x Optical Zoom w/ 25mm WA
  • 3" Touch Screen Display
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
  • Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode
  • Face Detection & Smile Shutter Mode
  • HD MP4 Movies
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Sony DSC-T99 Overview

  • 1Description

The sleek and stylish Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green) offers many features that help you take stunning photographs. Built into the camera there is a beginner-friendly Function Guide that helps you navigate through the various functions and settings displayed on the LCD screen. The camera might be ultra-slim, but the 14.1 Megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor will allow you to make prints up to 13 x 19". The camera performs well even in lowlight with features including High Sensitivity mode with an ISO of 3200, Handheld Twilight mode and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.

For fast moving subjects, Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when motion is detected, and will help ensure that you capture the decisive moment. To really see your subject in motion, the camera can shoot 720p MP4 HD movies. Both stills and video are composed and viewed on the 3" touch screen display. The display gives you the ability to scroll through images by simply touching the display. Even when shooting in a tight space, the 25mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4X zoom lens will let you get your shot.

Take amazing panorama images with the Sweep Panorama feature. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction, and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 265 degrees. Other user friendly features include Intelligent Auto (iAuto), Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Anti-blink, and many more. The DSC-T99 certainly is an extremely functional camera with a beautiful form.

Stylish Ultra-Slim Design
The DSC-T99 is slim enough to slip into a pocket or purse, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
14.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor
A powerful 14.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture images with superb contrast and clarity. With 14.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to 13 x 19", or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
Sweep Panorama Mode
Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 265 degrees.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens w/ 25mm Equivalent Wide 4x Optical Zoom
The high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for video recording as well as for outdoor, sports, and travel photos, and close focus shoots close-ups up to just under 1/2" from the subject. A wide-angle 25mm equivalent lens allows you to take wide shots or a group shot in crowded spaces.
3" Clear Photo LCD Plus Touch Screen
A large 3" Clear Photo LCD Plus touch screen display (230K pixels) allows you to scroll through images by simply touching the display.
Easy Shooting Mode
In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene.
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode recognizes scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode.
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, and Close Focus. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Scene Modes
The DSC-T99 features 13 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter, Underwater, Gourmet, Pet, and Soft Skin.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Intelligent AF
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child's adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera. Fast processing enables unique Sony features, such as Sweep Panorama that takes and combines multiple images to create a wide panoramic image.
Function Guide
This beginner-friendly optional function helps you navigate through the various functions and settings, displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
Self-Portrait Timer
Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
Face Detection Technology
Sony's Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Smile Shutter Technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Anti-Blink Function
It's frustrating to think you've captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Soft Skin Mode
Your portrait subjects will thank you for this. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
HD MP4 Movie Mode
In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, which is the format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in their Cyber-shot DSCs, in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC. Once transferred to your computer, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket, YouTube, and Dailymotion. (Compatible computer with Internet capability required).
Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-T99 accepts Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD, SDHC, SDXC media (sold separately).
Viewing Modes
Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
Wide Zoom Display
To use the entire image area of your compatible HDTV screen, wide zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9.
Includes Sony PMB Portable 5.2 Software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software, the DSC-T99 makes it easy to pre-select images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software. Compatible with both PC and Mac systems.
PhotoMusic combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera trimming, red-eye correction, and unsharp masking functions.
Creative Painting Tools
Decorate your photos with words and drawings using the included paint pen or your finger. Have fun using more than 30 stamps and 15 types of picture frames, and save new images at up to 5 megapixel resolution.
TransferJet Technology
TransferJet technology, developed by Sony and advanced and promoted by a consortium of 18 other companies, allows you to transfer files between two TransferJet enabled devices just by touching them together, without the hassle of hunting for cables or the complication of pairing.
Custom Background Color
Express yourself and personalize your camera with your choice of black, white or pink background colors for the on-screen menus.
PhotoTV HD
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high-definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed photos.
Lithium-ion Battery
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of 115 minutes or 230 images when viewing still images with the DSC-T99).
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green)
  • NP-BN1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 600mAh)
  • Battery Charger
  • Wrist Strap
  • Paint Pen
  • Multi Connector Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Parts & Labor Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sony DSC-T99 Specs

    Pixels Actual: 14.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 14.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: MP4
    Max Resolution 14 MP: 4320 x 3240
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, 12 Elements in 10 Groups
    6 Aspherical
    Effective Focal Length: 4.43 to 17.7mm (35 mm Equivalent: 25 to 100mm)
    Aperture: f/3.5 (W) to f/6.3 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 4x
    Digital: 5.6x
    Focus Range Wide Macro: 0.39" to Infinity / 0.99 cm to Infinity
    Tele Macro: 1.64' to Infinity / 49.99 cm to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80 to 3200
    Shutter 2 to 1/1600 Seconds 

    Program Auto (1 - 1/1600)

    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Manual
    Continuous Shooting Up to .69 fps at 14.1 MP for up to Exposures
    Self-Timer 2 Sec
    Interval Recording None
    Remote Control None
    Flash Modes Auto
    Flash On
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Effective Flash Range Wide:0.26 to 12.47' / 0.08 to 3.80 m
    Telephoto:1.64 to 10.17' / 0.50 to 3.10 m
    External Flash Connection None
    Built-In Memory 32 MB
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
    Memory Stick Pro Duo

    SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Class 4 or higher for movie mode

    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
    Audio Recording With Video (Mono)
    Viewfinder Type None
    Screen 3" LCD (230,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirementsxwuzevws
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2) 
    Battery NP-BN1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.9 x 2.2 x 0.7" / 99.1 x 55.9 x 17.8 mm
    Weight 4.3 oz / 121.9 g

    Sony DSC-T99 Reviews

    Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Digital Camera (Green) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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. 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!
    Date published: 2010-11-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not an upgrade to the Sony line. 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great portable and practical camera 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from bad resolution The camera has many functions, but the image quality leaves much to be desired. The detail of the photos is a big blur and texture of very poor quality. not for nothing this camera recomeindo
    Date published: 2010-10-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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, 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.
    Date published: 2011-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Camera ! A great and powerful camera with all advanced capibilities.
    Date published: 2010-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Love it.
    Date published: 2011-01-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad quality 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-16
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