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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. Opinions about the performance and size are overall positive. The usability and zoom also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the low light performance. The battery and memory get negative reviews.

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Phil Hall (

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

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

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

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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


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

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 : Sascha Ludwig (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (Digitalkamera, Test)


Die Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 weckt im Test zunächst großes Interesse: Der 30-fach-Zoom im kompakten Gehäuse gepaart mit einem leistungsfähigen Sensor versprechen jede Menge Flexibilität. Auf den zweiten Blick trübt allerdings die durchwachsene...

Sehr flottes AF-System samt Augen-Autofokus;Kompaktes, leichtes Gehäuse mit Selfie-Display;Rundes Ausstattungspaket

Auflösung und Details in den Bild-Ecken;Schwacher Akku ohne separate Ladeschale

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Peters ( (NL))

Sony CyberShot HX compact camera modellen | LetsGoDigital


Sony camera's aangekondigd met 4k video en kantelbaar LCD scherm voor selfies en vloggen. Nieuwe modellen uit CyberShot HX serie vanaf oktober te koop. Nieuwe digitale camera's van Sony zijn ideaal voor vloggers.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jan-Markus Rupprecht (

Sony HX99


Wir haben 12 Reisezoom-Kameras getestet. Die beste für die meisten ist die Panasonic Lumix TZ202. Mit ihrem 1-Zoll-Bildsensor bietet sie eine höhere Bildqualität, als allgemein in dieser Kameraklasse üblich ist. Ihr Objektiv mit 15-fachem Zoomfaktor...

SucherTouchscreenMonitor klappbar4K-VideoBluetooth

Kleiner Sensor

Kleinste Reisezoom-Kamera, viel Zoom und Komplettausstattung.

Apr, 2020

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99


Världens minsta kompaktkamera med 30x zoom är inte bara ännu en fickkamera. HX99 har nämligen stora likheter med Sonys mer avancerade kameror.

En kompetent kompaktkamera i minimal förpackning. Bra funktioner och fin bildkvalitet i både foton och video i denna klass. Bra sökare. Objektivet kunde ha varit mer ljusstarkt. Priset är högt i förhållande till sensorstorleken, och ergonomin med de...

Jan, 2019

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