Product Highlights
  • 18.2 MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 80-3200 Expandable to 6400
  • 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) Video Recording
  • 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 24-720mm ZEISS Zoom Lens
  • SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Tilting Touchscreen
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99
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Overview

All the essentials in the palm of your hand

With 24–720 mm ZEISS ® zoom lens & 4K video recording

The world's smallest camera with 24–720 mm zoom, the HX99 goes wherever the action is. With its ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24–720 mm1 lens and high-level features like Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF, it delivers remarkable performance in any setting.

Key Features:

  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-720 mm zoom lens
  • 4K video recording with full pixel readout
  • Highly accurate Fast Intelligent AF and Eye AF
  • Clear, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder and handy control ring
  • 180° tiltable LCD touchscreen for easy framing of selfie shots

Impressive Zoom Range

The world's smallest compact camera with 24–720 mm zoom

With high-magnification ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens

Despite its compact size, the camera offers a broad zoom range from wide-end 24 mm to 720 mm telephoto, and with Clear Image Zoom the subject can be magnified while effectively preserving high resolution at up to 1440 mm.

Optical SteadyShotTM for high-quality images

The HX99's sophisticated algorithms and high-performance gyro-sensor work together to compensate for camera shake. This provides a significant reduction in shake even with hand-held shooting at high zoom magnifications.

Zoom Assist for easy framing of moving subjects

Zoom Assist enables fast, easy framing of moving subjects at telephoto range. Assign a custom button to this function and when it's pressed, the camera will temporarily zoom back out so you can find your subject and quickly reframe.

Clear, Beautiful Images

High-resolution 4K video and high-quality still images

Advanced imaging technology provides superior image quality in both videos and still shots. From natural-looking portraits to vibrant images even in dim lighting conditions, you'll get beautiful images that are well-suited to your shooting conditions.

Beautiful depiction of fine textures

Advanced image-processing technology delivers high-resolution images with low noise

The back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS sensor, with 18.2-megapixel effective resolution, and the advanced BIONZ XTM image-processing system work together to reduce noise at high ISO settings like ISO6400 (expanded). Fine textures are accurately reproduced, and even dimly lit scenes can be beautifully shot. Color reproduction is also improved, especially for human skin tones.

4K video recording captures fine details

4K videos (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) recorded with full pixel readout and no pixel binning

The camera records approx. 1.6 times as much information as is required for 4K video output, resulting in outstanding resolution with reduced moiré and jaggies. Videos also accurately reproduce textures and fine details to an extent not possible with full HD.

Fast AF Performance

Capture special moments when they happen

Speedy AF, combined with 10fps (max.) continuous shooting, helps you keep up with fast-moving subjects, making it easier to capture those decisive action shots.  

  • Fast Intelligent AF with 0.09-second response

    The HX99's spatial subject detection algorithm and fast lens drive help capture even fleeting moments. The algorithm predicts the focus point, then as the shutter button is half-pressed the AF quickly focuses on the subject.
     

  • Eye AF for perfect portrait shots

    The Eye AF feature automatically detects and focuses on the eyes of the main subjects. It performs well even under difficult conditions, such as when the subject is looking downward or when faces are backlit or dimly lit.

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10fps

Shoot continuous images for up to 155 frames

When you're following fast-moving action you'll appreciate the camera's impressive continuous shooting capabilities. Even if image brightness changes while shooting, the camera automatically adjusts to provide optimal exposure. Continuously shot images can also be displayed, deleted and protected in groups.

Versatility

Convenient features for easier shooting

Incorporated in the camera's compact body are a number of handy features that are designed to make shooting easier and more comfortable.

  • Touch functions that are simple and intuitive

    Touch Focus lets you set the focus simply by touching the monitor, while the Touch Pad function shifts the focus smoothly when you slide a finger across the LCD screen. You can also trip the shutter by touching the LCD screen.
     

  • A 180° tiltable LCD screen for easier selfies

    The 3.0-type Extrafine LCD screen with 922 k-dot5 resolution can be rotated upwards by around 180° so you can quickly check the composition of self-portraits or souvenir photos with friends.

Instant connectivity for easy sharing

Wi-Fi®, NFCTM and Bluetooth® compatibility

You can remotely control the camera's shutter, zoom, and other operations wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet device with the PlayMemories MobileTM application. You can also transfer still photos and videos wirelessly. And, using a Bluetooth® connection to your smartphone, it's even possible to automatically geo-tag your images with your shooting location.

What's Included

Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera
NP-BX1 Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
AC Adaptor
Micro USB Cable
Wrist Strap
Instruction Manual

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Product Specifications

Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99

Sensor

 
SENSOR TYPE 1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE) Approx. 18.2 Megapixels

Lens

 
LENS TYPE ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspheric elements)
F-NUMBER (MAXIMUM APERTURE) F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
FOCAL LENGTH (F=) f=4.25-118 mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE) 84 deg.-3 deg. 30 min.(24–720 mm)
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS) Auto: AF (W: Approx. 0.16 ft. (5 cm) to Infinity, T: Approx. 8.20 ft. (250 cm) to Infinity)
Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 0.16 ft. (5 cm) to Infinity, T: Approx. 8.20 ft. (250 cm) to Infinity, T:
OPTICAL ZOOM OPTICAL ZOOM
28x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (STILL IMAGE) 18M Approx. 60x
10M Approx. 80x
5.0M Approx. 113x
VGA Approx. 459x
13M(16:9) Approx. 60x
2.1M(16:9) Approx. 153x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (MOVIE) 4K: Approx. 45x, HD: Approx. 60x
DIGITAL ZOOM (STILL IMAGE) 18M Approx. 120x
10M Approx. 161x
5.0M Approx. 226x
VGA Approx. 459x
13M(16:9) Approx. 120x
2.1M(16:9) Approx. 306x
DIGITAL ZOOM (MOVIE) Approx. 120x

Screen

 
SCREEN TYPE 2.95 in (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
ADJUSTABLE ANGLE Up by approx. 180 degrees
DISPLAY SELECTOR (FINDER/LCD) Auto/EVF
MS ASSIST MAGNIFICATION 7.7x, 15.3x
TOUCH PANEL Yes

Viewfinder

 
SCREEN TYPE/NUMBER OF DOTS 0.2-type electronic viewfinder(OLED), 638,400 dots
FIELD COVERAGE 100%, 4K Movie: Approx. 97%
MAGNIFICATION Approx. 0.5x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35 mm equiv.)
EYE POINT Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece, 19.2 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)
DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT -4.0 to +3.0 m
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL Auto, Manual (5 steps)

Camera

 
IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE Yes (BIONZ X)
STEADYSHOT Optical
STEADYSHOT (FOR MOVIE) Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)
FOCUS TYPE Contrast detection AF
FOCUS MODE Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Movie Only), DMF, Manual Focus
FOCUS AREA Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
LOCK ON AF yes
LIGHT METERING MODE Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO SENSITIVITY (STILL IMAGE)(RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX) Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit), 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (Extendable to ISO6400), Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/64004/1280045
ISO SENSITIVITY (MOVIE) Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (Extendable to ISO6400)
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION (MOVIE) Auto: 9lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
WHITE BALANCE MODES Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom1, Custom2, Custom3, Custom Setup
WB MICRO ADJUSTMENT G7-M7 (57 steps) , A7-B7 (29 steps)
SHUTTER SPEED iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000)
APERTURE iAuto(F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) ) / Manual(F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Aperture Priority(F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Shutter Priority(F3.5-F6.3(W))
IMAGE CONTROL Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space, Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard) / JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
NOISE REDUCTION high ISO NR:Normal/Low, Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800
DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference level (1.0–6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
SHOOTING MODE Auto (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall) 1, 2, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
SCENE SELECTION Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING SPEED (MAXIMUM) (WITH MAX. RECORDING PIXELS) Spd Priority Cont. Approx. 10 fps, Cont. Shooting Approx. 3 fps
SELF-TIMER Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. / 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec.
DRIVE MODES Single, Continuous shooting, Spd Priority Cont, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.), Cont.-bracketing, Single-bracketing, White balance bracketing, DRO bracketing
PANORAMA (SHOOTING) Sweep Panorama
PICTURE EFFECT [Still Image]
Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration

[Movie]
Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
CREATIVE STYLE Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
NUMBER OF RECOGNIZED SCENES [Still Image]:Superior Auto: 44 / iAuto: 33
[Movie]:44

Flash

 
FLASH MODE Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill Flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync.
FLASH TYPE Built-in, manual pop-up
AF ILLUMINATOR Auto / Off
BRACKETING Yes
FLASH RANGE ISO Auto: Approx. 11-13/16" to 17 feet 8-19/32" (0.3 m to 5.4 m)(W) / Approx. 8 feet 2-27/64" to 9 feet 10-7/64" (2.5 m to 3.0 m)(T)

Recording

 
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card
RECORDING FORMAT [Still Image]:JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.31,MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), [Movie]:XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible
RECORDING FORMAT (MOVIE AUDIO) XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
COLOR SPACE (STILL) sRGB, Adobe RGB
DCF/DPOF DCF/DPOF/EXIF/MPF
STILL IMAGE NUMBER OF RECORDED PIXELS (IMAGE SIZE) 3:2 Mode: 16M (4,896×3,264)/8.9M (3,648×2,432)/4.5M (2,592×1,728),4:3 mode: 18M (4,896×3,672)/10M (3,648×2,736)/5M (2,592×1,944)/VGA (640×480),16:9 mode: 13M (4,896×2,752)/7.5M (3,648×2,056)/2.1M (1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,664×3,664)/7.5M (2,736×2,736)/3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160), Standard (8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (NTSC) PAL/NTSC Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i)/ 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840x2,160/30p)/ 30p 60M (3,840x2,160/30p)/ 24p 100M (3,840x2,160/24p)/ 24p 60M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/60p)/ 60p 25M (1,920x1,080/60p)/ 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/30p)/ 30p 16M (1,920x1,080/30p)/ 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/24p)/ 120p 100M (1,920x1,080/120p)/120p 60M (1,920x1,080/120p)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (PAL) PAL/NTSC Selector:[PAL] AVCHD: 24M FX(1,920x1,080/50i)/ 17M FH(1,920x1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p)/ 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p)/ XAVC S HD: 50p 50M(1,920x1,080/50p)/ 50p 25M(1,920x1,080/50p)/ 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/25p)/ 25p 16M(1,920x1,080/25p)/ 100p 100M(1,920x1,080/100p)/ 100p 60M(1,920x1,080/100p)
PROXY RECORDING Yes

Interface

 
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS Multi/Micro USB Terminal, High-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FI Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
BLUETOOTH Yes (Ver.4.1)

Power

 
POWER SOURCE DC3.6V (supplied battery)/ DC5.0V(supplied AC adapter)
BATTERY SYSTEM NP-BX1
POWER CONSUMPTION (CAMERA MODE) Approx. 1.5 W with LCD monitor and approx. 1.8 W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB CHARGE/USB POWER SUPPLY Yes (with supplied AC adapter and battery)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) Monitor: Approx. 370 / Approx. 185 min.
Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2 sec): Approx. 460 / Approx. 230 min.
ViewFinder: Approx. 300 / Approx. 150 min.
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA) Monitor: Approx. 55 min.
ViewFinder:Approx. 55 min.
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA) Monitor: Approx. 95 min.
ViewFinder: Approx. 100 min.

Other

 
SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Eye AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Step Zoom/Quick Zoom, Digital Level Gauge, WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Zoom Assist, My Menu Setting, Self-portrait timer
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, Automatic Image Rotation, Cont. Shoot Grouping
TRILUMINOS COLOR Yes
4K IMAGE OUTPUT Yes
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.

Print

 
PRINT Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

Physical Specs

 
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 102 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.5 mm (4 1/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 7/16")
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) Approx. 8.6 oz (242 g) (Battery and Memory Card are included)
Approx. 7.7 oz (216 g) (Body Only)

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