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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.
- 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.
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 IncludedCyber-Shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera
NP-BX1 Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
Micro USB Cable
|SENSOR TYPE||1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor|
|NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)||Approx. 18.2 Megapixels|
|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
|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 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|
|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)|
|IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE||Yes (BIONZ X)|
|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
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
|FLASH MODE||Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill Flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync.|
|FLASH TYPE||Built-in, manual pop-up|
|AF ILLUMINATOR||Auto / Off|
|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)|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|POWER SOURCE||DC3.6V (supplied battery)/ DC5.0V(supplied AC adapter)|
|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.
|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|
|4K IMAGE OUTPUT||Yes|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.|
|Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)|
|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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