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Sony HX99 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2018)

MSRP 449 USDNeo score 40%Ext score 53%

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Product Overview

Sony DSC-HX99 is a entry-level 1/2.3" compact camera with a large zoom range. Introduced by Sony in 2018, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 18 MP (4896 x 3672) resolution and a 0.64 million-dot EVF.
It should be noted for having a 80 base ISO, which promises cleaner shots. The 10.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well enough, though some professionals may find it limiting.
Sony has endowed this compact camera with a 30x zoom lens, which can be quite useful for travels. Last but not least, the camera can focus quite close to the subject.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 40% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 80 base ISO
  • Good 10.0 fps burst rate
  • Very light
  • Very useful 30x super zoom
Cons
  • Tiny 1/2.3-inch sensor
  • Low 18 MP resolution
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Very low resolution EVF

What external reviewers found***

Ext 53% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good image quality
  • Sleek design
  • Built-in GPS
  • 4K video at 24fps
Cons
  • Poor stabilization
  • Lack of Raw capture
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
with NFC

Construction

Form Factor
Compact camera with zoom lens
Image Size
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
18 MP (4896 x 3672)
Sensor | Type
BSI-CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
36 mm / 1.42 in
Size | Height
58 mm / 2.28 in
Size | Width
102 mm / 4.02 in
Weight
242 g / 8.55 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT-LCD
Resolution
921,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.5x
Viewfinder | Resolution
638,400 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 3.4° Diagonal | 2.9° Horizontal | 1.9° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3.5 (wide) ~ f/6.4 (tele)
Crop Factor
5.6
Exposure Compensation
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash
Built-in
Focal Length
4.3 mm ~ 128.6 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24 mm ~ 720 mm
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
Optical
ISO Range
80 ~ 12800
Processor
Bionz X
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
AVCHD, XAVC S
Video Recording
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 120p)
Weather Resistance
No
Zoom
30x optical zoom, Digital zoom available

Performance

Flash Range
5.40 m
Max Burst Rate
10.0 fps
Min Focus Distance
50 mm / 1.97 in
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo

Production

Battery
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2018-09-01
Model Name
DSC-HX99

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 53%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Sony's HX99 has an Exmor R design, which is Sony's branding for images with backside illuminated (BSI) designs. It can be set as low as ISO 80 and ranges up through ISO 6400 in either JPG or Raw format. At f/6.3 the lens shows just 1,364 lines, and at ISO 800 it pushes to ISO 800.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Good image quality
  • Built-in GPS
  • 4K video at 24fps
Cons
  • Lack of Raw capture
  • Poor stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-hx99. 2019-03-15. Retrieved 2022-02-04.

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