Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T99 Review

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Review posted 1/20/2011

Quick Take
Pros
  • Smaller than a standard deck of cards
  • Easy to use and carry
  • Wide 4x optical zoom lens
  • Five colors: Black. Silver, Violet, Pink, Green
  • Touch Screen is easy to use
  • Excellent overall image quality
  • Both Memory Stick and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Cons
  • Noise throughout images at all ISO settings
  • Sub-Par battery life
  • Slow shot-to-shot and burst performance
Bottom Line
The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T99 is an affordable, easy-to-use and incredibly compact camera; making it a great travel companion. With its full feature set and great image quality, you will be happy with your images in just about any situation. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
sony_t99_green_550.jpgAlong side their DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 announcements, Sony has released a new affordable T-series model, the Cyber-Shot DSC-T99. This unit replaces the DSC-TX1 from last year, and boasts some appealing features for a sub $250 ultra-compact digicam. These include a 14-megapixel CCD imager, internal Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens, a large 3.0-inch Touchscrenn LCD, Sweep Panorama and much more. This unit is designed for the style savvy with five color choice options.

Cyber-Shot DSC-T99 key features:
  • Durable metal chassis in five colors (Silver, Black, Pink, Purple, and Green)
  • 14-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor
  • BIONZ image processor
  • Carl Zeiss 4x internal optical zoom lens with 25mm field of view
  • 3.0-inch Clear Photo Plus Touch panel LCD with 230k dots of resolution
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Intelligent Auto, plus 9 scene mode settings
  • iSCN (intelligent Scene) Recognition technology
  • Sweep Panorama mode
  • Anti-Blink function
  • Face Detection
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition
  • Intelligent AF
  • Records MPEG-4 (.MP4) movies at 1280x720 (30p) with mono microphone
  • MS Duo Pro and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots (Eye-Fi compatible)
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery pack
  • HDMI output
The Cyber-Shot DSC-T99 is available in five colorful options (Black. Silver, Violet, Pink, Green) with a suggested retail price of $249.99 US.

What's in the box?:
  • DSC-T99 camera body
  • Multi Connector Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-BN1)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Battery Charger
  • Paint Pen

Additional Photos

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