Despite its super-compact size, the HX99 delivers high-quality images and outstanding performance, incorporating high-level features like 24-720mm zoom in the worlds smallest camera body of its kind, 4K 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.
Covering the range from wide-angle 24mm to telephoto 720mm (30x), the HX99 is the perfect camera for everything from memorable travel photos to everyday snapshots. The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens delivers superb image quality all across the zoom range, and the Clear Image Zoom feature allows further magnification of the subject up to 1440mm2 (60x) while preserving high resolution.
An 18.2 megapixel (effective) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor works with the advanced BIONZ X image-processing system to deliver superb image quality, even for fine textures and details. With a range of ISO80-6400 (expanded), even dimly lit scenes can be beautifully shot, while color-reproduction improvements produce natural-looking skin tones.
Capture stunning 4K3 video (QFHD, 3840 x 2160 pixels) with full sensor pixel readout and no pixel binning – collecting approximately 1.6x as much information as is required. This oversampling effect results in images of outstanding resolution with reduced moiré and jaggies. The HX99 is also capable of shooting high-frame rate HD video at up to 120 fps to produce impressive slow-motion sequences during editing.
The sophisticated Eye AF feature can be activated to automatically detect and focus on the eyes of the main subjects in your shots. It rapidly and accurately detects eyes even under difficult conditions, such as when the subject is looking downward or when faces are backlit or dimly lit.
The HX99 adopts Fast Intelligent AF using high-speed, highly accurate contrast-detection autofocus. It achieves focus by minimizing wasted lens motion, predicting AF range and accelerating the lens drive, improving response so you can capture even more fleeting moments.
The convenient lens-mounted control ring allows you to operate pro-style manual controls such as manual focus, step zooming or selecting shutter speed, aperture, and more for added creative control so theres no need to compromise your vision because of the cameras compact size. The HX99 also features a customizable My Menu option for instant recall of up to 30 different settings.