SONY Cyber-shot HX99 Superzoom Compact Camera - Black

SONY Cyber-shot HX99 Superzoom Compact Camera - Black

Item No. 10187189
Best for holiday & travel
18.2 megapixels
Sensor type: 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensor
Optical zoom: 28 x
3" tiltable LCD touchscreen
Built-in Bluetooth / NFC
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Best for holiday & travel
18.2 megapixels
Sensor type: 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensor
Optical zoom: 28 x
3" tiltable LCD touchscreen
Built-in Bluetooth / NFC
Product code: 506505

Top features: 

- Get closer with the wide-reaching zoom 

- Brilliant low light photography even at high ISO settings 

- Pick your best shot with up to 10 fps continuous shooting 

- Creative control using the touch focus & control ring 

- More ways to shoot with the screen, viewfinder & app 

Get closer

The travel-friendly Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Superzoom Compact Camera lets you get closer to your subjects without moving an inch. It's brilliantly compact yet has an impressive 24-720 mm range. That means you can zoom right in on architectural details or get a clear shot of your favourite band in concert.

And with image stabilisation, your images will be sharp even when you're zooming. It helps counter handheld camera shake – great for taking photos of your family and friends on overcast days or indoors.

Brilliant low light photography

Taking photos in low light can be tricky. That's why the Exmor R sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to reduce noise at high ISO settings. So even if you're shooting around the city at night, your images will be free from grain, with natural colours and textures.

Appreciate the details in each scene with 4K Ultra HD movie making. The sensor collects more pixel information than it needs, so you get plenty of detail with almost no moiré and jagged edges.

Pick your best shot

Freezeframe the action by capturing up to 10 frames per second (fps). You'll be able to get some brilliant trick shots at your local skate park, or capture the moment your kid scores, and pick the best from the bunch.

And for those fleeting moments, the HX99 offers super quick auto focusing, great for both photos and video. For a professional-looking portrait, make use of the Eye AF feature to get your subject's eyes sharply in focus, even if they're looking down.

Creative control

When you're taking a picture of your friend, you want the camera to focus on who's important. Touch focus lets you choose exactly where you want to focus using the touchscreen, so you can always get them in perfect focus. And just like using your smartphone, you can also tap the screen to take a photo.

Controlling all the key functions is a breeze. You can customise the control ring for easy access to your most used settings. Great for when you're shooting in tricky lighting conditions or want a bit more creative control over your photos.

More ways to shoot

With the HX99, you can shoot the way you like. The touchscreen flips up for easy selfies and group shots, while the pop-up viewfinder makes it easy to frame photos in bright sunlight.

Alternatively, pair the camera with your smartphone and you'll be able to use your phone as a second screen and remote. One-touch sharing makes it easy to transfer photos and videos straight to your NFC-enabled smartphone.

Picture this

The decisive moment, that perfect shot, missed because you were waiting for your camera to be ready to take a photo again. But it's not your camera or your shooting technique – it's all down to having the right memory card.

To prevent that annoying lag when capturing high res images and HD video, opt for a high performance memory card with a fast write speed. Now you can focus on your subject.

Technical specifications for SONY Cyber-shot HX99 Superzoom Compact Camera - Black


Superzoom compact camera


Shutter speed
30 secs - 1/2000th
Continuous shooting
10 fps
- 2 seconds
- 5 seconds
- 10 seconds


Image stabilisation
Optical SteadyShot
- Actual: 21 megapixels
- Effective: 18.2 megapixels
ISO sensitivity
- AUTO, 80 - 3200
- Extendable to 80 - 6400
1/2.3” / 6.17 x 4.55 mm


White balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor. warm white, Fluor. cool white, Fluor. day white, Fluor. daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom setup
Photo exposure modes
Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night scene, Handheld twilight, Night portrait, Anti motion blur, Pet, Gourmet, Fireworks, High sensitivity
Photo effects
Toy camera, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo, Soft high-key, Partial Colour, High contrast mono, Soft focus, HDR painting, Richtone monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Movie effects
Toy camera, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo, Soft high-key, Partial colour, High contrast mono


Maximum photo resolution
4896 x 3672p
Photo file formats
Memory card
- Memory Stick Micro
- microSD
- microSDHC
- microSDXC


Guide number
- Wide: 0.3 - 5.4 m at ISO Auto
- Telephoto: 2.5 - 3 m at ISO Auto


USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi connectivity
TV output
Micro HDMI
Compatible app
PlayMemories Mobile app
Minimum distance
5 cm
Focal length
4.25 - 118 mm
35 mm equivalent
24 - 720 mm
Normal distance
5 cm to infinity
Autofocus & manual
Focus area points
- Wide
- Centre
- Flexible spot (S/M/L)
- Expanded flexible spot
Maximum aperture
f/3.5 – f/6.4


Electronic viewfinder & Live View
3” / 76.2 mm tiltable LCD touchscreen
Screen features
- Resolution: 921,600 dots
- Touch focus
- Touch shutter
0.2-type OLED viewfinder
Viewfinder features
Resolution: 638,400 dots


Optical zoom
28 x
Digital zoom
120 x


Video mode
Yes, with sound
Audio file formats
Video file formats
Maximum video resolution
4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p (30 fps)
Other video resolutions
Full HD 1920 x 1080p (60 fps)
Stills from video


Battery type
Lithium-ion NP-BX1
Battery life
- Approx. 370 shots
- Approx. 55 min. recording


Box contents
- Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Superzoom Compact Camera
- Battery pack NP-BX1
- AC adapter
- Micro USB cable
- Wrist strap
- Instruction manual
242 g
1 year
58.1 x 102 x 35.5 mm (H x W x D)