The Sony HX99 is an amazingly small and capable compact point-and-shoot camera. It features an incredible 24-720mm zoom range, perfect for a huge range of scenarios. Built in SteadyShot image stabilisation ensures your photos and video are sharp and shake-free. 4K recording support means you can shoot beautifully detailed high-quality footage anywhere. The tilting touchscreen lets you focus and snap photos intuitively making this little camera the perfect ‘take anywhere’ powerhouse.
Huge 24-720mm Zoom Range
The HX99 is one of the smallest cameras on the market to feature an amazing 24-720mm zoom range. It features Clear Image Zoom technology which lets you get even closer, up to 1440mm, while still maintaining high resolution image quality. This versatile focal range makes the HX99 a great travel companion or every day snapshot camera.
18 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
The camera’s 18.2MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is complemented by a high-speed Bionz X image processor. Together, they provide excellent image quality that retains a lot of detail, even with fine textures and dimly lit scenes.
4K Video with Full Pixel Readout
New to the HX CyberShot camera series is 4K video recording, now featured in the HX99. The high-quality footage is captured with a full sensor pixel readout that collects 1.6x more information than required, resulting in crisp, clear footage with amazing resolution.
HD Recording with Slow Motion Capabilities
Just like the former HX cameras, you can also choose record video in HD at up to 100fps. Capture fast moving subjects and ramp the speed way down for dramatic looking slow motion footage.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation
To make life much easier, Sony’s added their SteadyShot image stabilisation to the HX 99. Using the internal gyro-sensor and specialised algorithm, the system reduces vibrations or camera shake caused by movement or handheld shooting for sharper, clearer photos and video.
Intelligent Autofocus and Eye AF Function
An Intelligent AF system driven by contrast-detection autofocus delivers super-fast, responsive autofocusing capabilities. Lock-On AF helps you track moving subjects, adjusting the targeting frame to match the size of your subject. Eye AF automatically detects and tracks the eyes of your subject, resulting in sharp detailed portraits that are always in focus.
Impressive 10fps Continuous Shooting
The camera has a continuous shooting mode that can capture up to 10 frames per second, perfect for capturing subjects in motion. This allows you to shoot a sequence of photos and select your favourite frame. If the lighting changes while taking a burst shot, the camera automatically adjusts the exposure so each frame looks the same.
Manual Control Ring
For more advanced shooters, the HX99 features a lens mounted control ring that lets you select and adjust things like focus, shutter speed, aperture, and more. This offers a more intuitive way of shooting and gives you complete control over the look and feel of your composition.
3-Inch Tilting Touchscreen
The back of the camera has a 3-inch tilting touchscreen that flips up to 180°, which is great for photo and video selfies. It also offers intuitive Touch Focus and shutter activation. Simply tap on your subject to focus and snap a photo just as easily.
Pop-Up OLED Viewfinder
Hidden on top of the camera is a handy pop-up OLED Tru-Finder that shows a much brighter image than standard electronic viewfinders. It shows your scene and shooting information in real-time, so you can freely compose your shot with excellent precision.
RAW Format Recording
For even more creative control over the final look and feel of your photos, the Sony HX99 provides RAW format images. This gives you much more flexibility when editing photos, helping to preserve more data and detail.
Easy One-Touch Remote and Sharing
Using the free PlayMemories Mobile app, you can pair your smartphone or tablet and use it as a remote for the Sony HX-99 camera. The app also provides super-easy one-touch file sharing so you can send snapshots to your phone and share them with your friends and family almost instantly.
Manufacturer Code: DSC-HX99B
Product Code:SonyHX99B-Black DemoSonyHX99B-Black
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
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=)
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE)
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS)
Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
Approx. 0.5x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Approx.20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE
Yes (BIONZ X)
STEADYSHOT (FOR MOVIE)
Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)
Contrast detection AF
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Movie Only),DMF, Manual Focus
Wide, Centre, Flexible Spot (S/M/L),Expanded Flexible Spot
LOCK ON AF
LIGHT METERING MODE
Multi Pattern, Centre Weighted, Spot, Entering Screen Avg, Highlight
+/- 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)