Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99
All the essentials in the palm of your hand
With 24–720 mm1 ZEISS ® zoom lens and 4K2 3 video recording
The world's smallest5 camera with 24–720 mm1 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.
Impressive zoom range
Clear, beautiful images
Fast AF performance
Impressive zoom range
The world's smallest5 compact camera
with 24–720 mm1 zoom
With high-magnification ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens
Despite its compact size, the camera offers a broad zoom range from wide-end 24 mm1 to 720 mm1 telephoto, and with Clear Image Zoom the subject can be magnified while effectively preserving high resolution at up to 1440 mm1.
 SteadyShot OFF  SteadyShot ON
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 4K2 3 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-megapixel6 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.
4K2 3 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.)7 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-second8 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.
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-dot6 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 location10.
|Pixels||lEffective: 18.2 Megapixel|
|Maximum Resolution||4896 x 3672|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Image File Format||JPEG, Raw|
|.Focal Length||l4.2 to 118mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 720mm)|
|Digital Zoom||4x Maximum (120x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (60x Combined Zoom)
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 6.4|
|Focus Range||1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
8.2' to Infinity / 2.5 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 10 Groups|
|.ISO Sensitivity||lAuto, 80 to 3200 (Extended: 80 to 12800)|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 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 Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, Shade|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps at 18.2 MP for up to 10 Frames (JPEG)|
|.Recording Modes||lAVCHD/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)|
Viewfinder and Monitor
|Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +3|
|Display Type||180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill In, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync|
|Effective Flash Range||ISO 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 Connection||None|
|.Media/Memory Card Slot||lSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC/Memory Stick Micro|
|Connectivity||HDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)|
|.Operating Temperature||l32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|.Battery||l1 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|
|Weight||8.54 oz / 242 g|