Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

Announced Sep 1, 2018 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 720 mm (30×)

I was only looking when I bought this, it's the same physical size as near as damn it to the Hx90v and the Rx100, but polycarbonate rather than magnesium body. I've been told it feels cheap, but never noticed, the buttons are responsive but not inadvertently pushed, the touch screen works well, even when using the viewfinder, which is a huge improvement over the Hx90v and Rx100iii. I could frame beautifully in it, and both the AF and exposure work brilliantly, with all the same functionality ...

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brki
 

I bought the -99 as an upgrade from my Canon SX230HS. More pixels, more zoom, live viewfinder. The body feels rock solid. Many controls feel flimsy but work just fine. I had it in Costa Rica for a three week vacation and it helped me take some nice shots. I like having GPS on board and the -99 cheats by using a Bluetooth connection to a phone app. It usually worked, but not always. Wi-Fi transfer to other devices is nice. The extra zoom did me little good, hand held in boats and on trails ...

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johnsaxon
 

It's important to me that a camera be able to shoot RAW since I often like to get as much extra shadow detail and highlight recovery as possible. The specs here say the camera doesn't have RAW, but it does according to B&H and the Sony website. DP Review may want to correct that.

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I already have a number of Nikon's FF DSLRs and Sony's RX cameras, but what I needed was a pocketable camera (like my RX100 V) with a much longer zoom range. Alas, Sony produced the HX99. Any zoom range beyond 200mm is most useful for conferences where one had to sit in the back, or taking photos with large crowds in front of you all holding up their mobile phones. The operational speed of the HX99 is quite fast despite its small size. All buttons and dials are slightly reduced in size when ...

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Have had an HX50V for many years now, strapped to my hip when travelling! That old model produces really smooth 1080 50i/50p and so clean they upscale nicely to 4K to incorporate into my friends 4k video And on "P" mode, if you make the iso 80 and use a steady hand, the results are amazing. The star piece is the incredibly good 30-times zoom (I take as many shots at tele end as I do wide end.) In fact in good light and 80-iso, at the long end it can better my D850 with Sigma 150-600S. I lost ...

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