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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The usability and zoom also get good feedback. Many are critical about the battery and memory, and opinions are divided on the low light performance.

portability, zoom, usability, size, performance

image quality, sensor, design, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 review

 

A 30x optical zoom camera with an built-in viewfinder, but it compromises on image quality

30x optical zoom range ; Touchscreen control ; 4K video and photo modes ; Built-in EVF ; Raw shooting ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

Low-resolution EVF ; Image smoothing at high ISOs ; Cramped controls

Sony's top-of-the-range travel camera misses out on a 1-inch sensor, but packs a highly versatile 30x optical zoom into a neat little body.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compact camera review

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 is a new compact camera in the HX-series, released alongside the DSC-HX95. Despite its compact design, this camera has an impressive zoom of 24-720mm and it's the smallest camera in the world to have one this size. The...

Dec, 2018

Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 offers a 30x optical zoom lens, a pop-up electronic viewfinder, and a 3inch tilting touch-screen in one of the most compact travel zoom cameras available, but is it any good?

The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 offers an update to the HX90, adding 4K video, and increasing the price. If you want one of the smallest travel zooms available, then the HX99 is definitely the most pocketable in this segment of the market, however, the price...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 puts a long zoom into a pocket-friendly body, but it shows flare and struggles in dim light.

Pop-up EVF. 30x zoom range. Flip-up, touch LCD. Speedy autofocus. EVF and flash. Raw support. 4K video.

Unattractive flare. Dim f-stop limits low-light photography. Shaky handheld video. Cramped EVF. Unresponsive when writing images to memory. Requires microSDXC for full video experience.

Bottom Line: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 puts a long zoom into a pocket-friendly body, but shows ugly flare and struggles in dim light.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Michelle Rae Uy (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-HX99

 

What We Love. For an affordable camera that will only set you back $450, Sony's latest compact release is certainly packed with features. The Sony HX99 has a 28x optical zoom that comes in plenty handy, Optical SteadyShot to help with camera shakes,...

Mar, 2019

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 is one of the best travel-zoom cameras on the market, offering a compelling mix of great still and video image quality and an upgraded feature-set, in spite of a big jump in the asking price (in the UK at least ).

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Difficult to understand how to work

 

Far to difficulty to understand all the functions Also the money back incentive that is on at moment so difficult to get the money back

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Everything fine

 

So far all aspects of camera are working fine. Only problem is when turning camera off there is a significant lag so unsure whether camera is shutting down or not.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Very small compact but great zoom

 

Brilliant camera. Auto focus is good and loads of features. For its size it performs really well. Sharp images

May, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Super zoom super compact

 

I have been waiting for a truly pocket sized all round camera for travel pictures and i have no regrets buying this.

May, 2019
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