Powerful zoom and serious performance
Despite its super-compact size, the HX99 delivers high-quality images and outstanding performance, incorporating high-level functions like 24–720 mm zoom, 4K video recording, fast and precise AF, plus a high-contrast OLED electronic viewfinder, handy control ring and tiltable LCD touchscreen for easy operation.
All the essentials in the palm of your hand
With 24–720 mm ZEISS ® zoom lens and 4K video recording
The world's smallest camera with 24–720 mm zoom, the HX99 goes wherever the action is. With its ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24–720 mm lens and high-level features like Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF, it delivers remarkable performance in any setting.
The world's smallest compact camera
with 24–720 mm zoom
With high-magnification ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens
Despite its compact size, the camera offers a broad zoom range from wide-end 24 mm to 720 mm telephoto, and with Clear Image Zoom the subject can be magnified while effectively preserving high resolution at up to 1440 mm.
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 that are well-suited to your shooting conditions.
Beautiful depiction of fine textures
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. Color reproduction is also improved, especially for human skin tones.
4K video recording captures fine details
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's 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.