Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera
Regular price 1,630.00

Description

A sleek form factor along with capable imaging and a long-reaching zoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99from Sony is a compact camera well-suited for travel and everyday shooting. Revolving around a back-illuminated 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is capable of producing notably smooth and clear imagery with low noise levels, along with an expandable sensitivity range up to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor combination also avail fast performance throughout the camera system, including a 10-fps continuous shooting rate and UHD 4K30p video recording. Complementing the imaging is a balanced physical design, which incorporates both a pop-up OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder and 180° tilting 3.0" 921k-dot touchscreen LCD, along with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless image sharing and remote camera control via a linked smartphone or tablet. Contrasting its sleek size, the HX99 is also distinguished by its impressive 30x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, which provides a 24-720mm equivalent zoom range. Spanning wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, this lens benefits from Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld imagery. Designed to be a versatile, all-in-one pocketable camera, the HX99 mixes both capability and intuitiveness to appeal to a wide range of shooting needs.

Details

18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor

Utilizing an 18.2MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is able to produce high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video with notable clarity and smooth tonality. The sensor employs a back-illuminated design, which allows it to achieve reduced noise levels along with a native sensitivity range to ISO 3200 that can be extended to ISO 12800 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor and processor also provide a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps for up to 10 consecutive frames in a burst.

Additionally, the HX99 is the first HX-series camera capable of recording UHD 4K video, at either 30p or 24p frame rates, as well as Full HD video. 4K video uses full sensor pixel readout to record approximately 1.6x times the required information, and this oversampling process helps to deliver greater clarity along with reduced moiré and other artifacts.

ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x Zoom Lens

Covering wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, the built-in 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens spans a 24-720mm equivalent focal length range. Five aspherical elements are incorporated in the optical design, which reduce spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range, and a T* anti-reflective coating helps to control lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality.

Complementing the optical design, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is also used to minimize the appearance of camera shake. An Intelligent Active Mode is also available to reduce blur common to shooting video while moving. Also aiding in achieving sharp imagery, Fast Intelligent AF employs an optimized spatial object detection algorithm to quicken focusing speeds, and Eye AF can be used to automatically detect and focus on the eyes of the main subject.

Body Design and Wireless Connectivity

  • Helping to maintain a sleek form factor, the 638.4k-dot OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder employs a unique pop-up design to retain a pocketable overall size when not in use.
  • Rear 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor employs a 180° tilting design to facilitate working from low angles or taking front-facing selfies, and this screen is also a touchscreen for intuitive menu navigation as well as the ability to work with Touch Focus, Touch Pad AF, and Touch Shutter functions.
  • A control ring surrounds the lens for directly and intuitively adjusting shooting settings, such as shutter speed and aperture, among others.
  • Built-in pop-up flash provides additional illumination when working in low-light conditions.
  • The large right-hand grip offers increased comfort and support for longer shooting sessions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC lets you wirelessly share imagery to a smartphone or tablet for instant sharing online. This connectivity also lets you remotely control the camera from a mobile device. Additionally, Bluetooth connectivity also lets you embed your mobile device's location data to your images for geotagging.
  • Included NP-BX1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 370 shots per charge when working with the rear monitor, or 300 shots per charge when shooting with the electronic viewfinder.
Technical Specs

Imaging

Pixels

Effective: 18.2 Megapixel

Maximum Resolution

4896 x 3672

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Size

1/2.3"

Image File Format

JPEG, RAW

Image Stabilization

Optical

Lens

Focal Length

4.2 to 118mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 720mm)

Optical Zoom

30x

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

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 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 Exposures (JPEG)

Self-Timer

2/5/10-Second Delay

Video

Recording Modes

AVCHD/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24p/25p/29.97p 
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p 
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i 

Recording Limit

Up to 29 Minutes

Video Encoding

NTSC/PAL

Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)

Audio File Format

AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Viewfinder and Monitor

Viewfinder Type

Electronic

Viewfinder Coverage

100%

Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +3

Monitor Size

3"

Monitor Resolution

921,600 Dot

Monitor Type

Tilting Touchscreen LCD

Flash

Built-In Flash

Yes

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

Interface

Memory Card Slot

1 x microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC/Memory Stick Micro/Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Connectivity

HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B

Wireless

Wi-Fi
Bluetooth

GPS

None

Environmental

Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Physical

Battery

1 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

 

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