Sony has updated its high-zoom camera lineup with the new Cyber-shot HX99 models

Sony has updated its high-zoom camera lineup with the new Cyber-shot HX99 models

Smartphone cameras are becoming better all of the time, so certainly there’s now not a want to carry a separate pocket compact around with you, right? Sony believes there may be, and has announced the Cyber-shot HX99 travel Zoom to prove it – that is billed as the world’s smallest travel high-zoom snapper.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 High Zoom Camera Design

At the center of the camera is an 18.2-megapixel backside-illuminated 1/2.3-inch Exmore R CMOS sensor with an ISO variety of 80-12800 and 10fps continuous taking pictures.

At the the front of the digital camera is a 24-720mm (35mm equiv.) zoom lens with 28x optical zoom. clear image Zoom provides digital zoom as much as 1440mm.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 High Zoom Camera Features

The capabilities of the camera are unusual considering its size: measuring just 4×2.3×1.4 inches (10.2×5.81×3.55cm) and weighing simply 8.54oz (242g), the HX99 is “the arena’s smallest digital camera body of its type,” Sony says. With the aid of type, Sony means fixed-lens cameras with a built-in viewfinder and a most telephoto focal length extra than 700mm (35mm equal).

For video recording, the HX99 can shoot 4K with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. Drop down to HD resolution can you can shoot up to 120fps for slow-motion sequences.

Other features and specs of the HX99 include Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, Zoom Assist (a temporary zoom-out display to show a wider area when shooting far subjects), 0.09 autofocus, Eye AF, RAW photos, Touch Focus, Touch Shutter, Touch Pad, a customizable Control Ring, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 High Zoom Camera Price

Cyber-shot HX99 is due for release in early November for US$449.99, but does it tick enough boxes to convince you to give your smartphone’s camera a break and take a dedicated snapper along on your travels?