As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms, boutiques, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot SX70 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, is newer (september 2018 vs april 2017) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $448.00

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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4 months newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Have touch screens
  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $448.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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5 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years older
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $448.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95

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similar age
$514

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.09x vs 0.78x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 60 fps) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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6 months older
$784 (body only)
$798 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.09x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 242 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.4"

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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7 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 242 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Sony a7 III

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6 months older
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.78x vs 0.09x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 650 g vs 242 g

common strengths of the a7 III and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.09x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 242 g

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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4 months newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.09x
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Large (144×147×75 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 997 g vs 242 g

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Announced: January 2019 vs September 2018

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-GF8 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 266 g vs 242 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (september 2018 vs september 2016) and is thinner (1.4" vs 5.7").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (30x vs 125x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.09x vs 0.27x).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.3" vs 1.4"
  • Much heavier: 915 g vs 242 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 242 g
  • Inexpensive: $477.79 vs $448.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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1 year older
$1,698

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger: Large (133×94×145 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,095 g vs 242 g
  • Much thicker: 5.7" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 30x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 242 g

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
4 years older
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 242 g
  • Inexpensive: $139.98 vs $448.00

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (30x vs 3.1x), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (115×66×64 mm)), has a screen which flips out, is thinner (1.4" vs 2.5") and is slightly lighter (242 g vs 392 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.7), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm), lacks and external mic jack and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Fujifilm XF10

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similar age
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the XF10 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 242 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 30x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 30x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica D-Lux 7

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similar age
$1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 30x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the D-Lux 7 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 30x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs DigitalSensor shift), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, is newer (september 2018 vs may 2014) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.09x vs 0.22x).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the TG-1 iHS (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-1 iHS (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-1 iHS and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years older
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-5

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1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is thicker (1.4" vs 1.1"), is slightly heavier (242 g vs 203 g) and is slightly more expensive ($448.00 vs $94.16).

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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7 months older
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year older
$94 - $114

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

  • None found