When it comes to travel photography fanatics, mirrorless models are typically what is preferred compared to the bulky designed ones. After Canon decided to try to take Sony on with its first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, Sony came back and one-upped them with the Sony ‘Cyber-shot HX99’, which is equipped with a 24mm-720mm zoom lens and weighs a light total of 242g. Over the years we have watched Sony reveal many products from the Playstation (newest being the PS4), TV’s, and of course Camera’s and they always deliver a solid product and experience.
The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens allows the user to capture numerous of images from a wide angle at 24 mm and ten to telephoto at 720 mm. To prevent motion blur or camera shake it has optical steadyshot, while the zoom assist helps framing at the telephoto range. It’s a bit crazy to think about how far we have come, I remember going to Walmart to buy a disposable camera back in the day and nowadays we have cameras on our computers and phones, multiple camera apps, digital web cameras, it’s pretty overwhelming, but it’s only natural that they are trying to design a smaller camera because smaller is always better right?
A cool part of the Bionz X processing engine is that the user has the ability to shoot hi-res 4K video and high-frame rate HD videos up to 120 fps if you are editing a slow-mo sequence on your Chromebook. I cannot wait until they’re up for sale in the USA!
You can learn more about the HX99 on Sony’s website, or in the video above.