Despite its super-compact size, the HX99 delivers high-quality images and outstanding performance, incorporating high-level features like 24-720mm zoom in the world’s smallest1 camera body of its kind, 4K3 video recording, fast and precise AF, plus a high-contrast OLED electronic viewfinder, handy control ring and 180 tiltable LCD touch screen for easy operation.The world's smallest camera with 24-720mm zoom, the HX99 goes wherever the action is.
With its ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-720mm lens and high-level features like Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF, it delivers remarkable performance in any setting.Thanks to its powerful BIONZ X processing engine, the new HX99 camera can capture stunning 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.
The new model also is capable of shooting high-frame rate HD video at up to 120 fps to produce impressive slow-motion sequences during editing. During still photography, the camera can acquire focus in as little as 0.09 seconds, and can shoot continuously at up to 10 fps for up to 155 shots.
The HX99 also is equipped with Eye AF technology, a feature made popular by Sony’s acclaimed lineup of interchangeable lens cameras that locks focus onto a subject’s eye for compelling portrait and fast-action photography. The camera also is capable of shooting images in RAW format, and has a maximum ISO of 6400.
- World's smallest compact camera with ZEISS 24-720mm zoom lens
- 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb quality even in low light
- BIONZ X processor with front-end LSI for outstanding image quality
- Eye AF tracks focus on the closest eye for perfect portraits
- Pop-up OLED electronic Tru-Finder viewfinder (EVF)
- Touch focus and shutter for still and video
- RAW + JPEG image format and P/A/S/M modes
- Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC
- Zoom Assist enables accurate zooming while shooting far away subjects
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
The world's smallest compact camera
with 24-720mm zoom
Despite its compact size the camera offers a broad zoom range, from wide-end 24mm to 720mm telephoto, and with Clear Image Zoom the subject can be magnified while effectively preserving high resolution, at up to 1440mm.
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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.
High-resolution 4K 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 suited to your shooting conditions.
Advanced image-processing technology delivers high-resolution images with low noise
The back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS sensor, with 18.2-megapixel 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. Colour reproduction is also improved, especially for human skin tones.
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.
Capture special moments when they happen
Speedy AF, combined with 10fps (max.) 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-second response
The HX99 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.
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10fps
Shoot continuous images for up to 155 frames
When you're following fast-moving action you'll appreciate the camera's impressive continuous shooting capabilities. Even if image brightness changes while shooting, the camera automatically adjusts to provide optimal exposure. Continuously shot images can also be displayed, deleted and protected in groups.
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 922k-dot resolution, can be rotated upwards by around 180° so you can quickly check the composition of self-portraits or souvenir photos with friends.
Wi-Fi, NFC 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 Mobile 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 location.
|Body type ||Compact|
|Max resolution ||4896 x 3672|
|Other resolutions ||4896 x 3264, 4896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h ||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels ||18 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors ||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size ||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Sensor type ||BSI-CMOS|
|Processor ||Bionz X|
|ISO ||Auto, 80-12800|
|White balance presets ||8|
|Custom white balance ||Yes|
|Image stabilization ||Optical|
|Uncompressed format ||No|
|JPEG quality levels ||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.) ||24–720 mm|
|Optical zoom ||30×|
|Maximum aperture ||F3.5–6.4|
|Autofocus || |
- Contrast Detect (sensor)
- Selective single-point
- Face Detection
- Live View
|Digital zoom ||Yes (120x)|
|Normal focus range ||5 cm (1.97?)|
|Macro focus range ||5 cm (1.97?)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD ||Tilting|
|Screen size ||3?|
|Screen dots ||921,000|
|Touch screen ||Yes|
|Screen type ||TFT-LCD|
|Live view ||Yes|
|Viewfinder type ||Electronic|
|Viewfinder coverage ||100%|
|Viewfinder magnification ||0.5×|
|Viewfinder resolution ||638,400|
|Minimum shutter speed ||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed ||1/2000 sec|
|Aperture priority ||Yes|
|Shutter priority ||Yes|
|Manual exposure mode ||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes ||Yes|
|Built-in flash ||Yes|
|Flash range ||5.40 m (with Auto ISO)|
|External flash ||No|
|Flash modes ||Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync|
|Continuous drive ||10.0 fps|
|Metering modes || |
|Exposure compensation ||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing ||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing ||Yes|
|Resolutions ||3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 120p)|
|Format ||AVCHD, XAVC S|
|Storage types ||Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo|
|USB ||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI ||Yes (micro-HDMI)|
|Microphone port ||No|
|Headphone port ||No|
|Wireless notes ||with NFC|
|Remote control ||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Environmentally sealed ||No|
|Battery ||Battery Pack|
|Battery description ||NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Weight (inc. batteries) ||242 g (0.53 lb / 8.54 oz)|
|Dimensions ||102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42?)|
|Orientation sensor ||Yes|