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Sony T99 vs Sony TX10

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
27
Overall
33
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
41
Overall
39

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Key Specs

Sony T99
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 121g - 93 x 56 x 17mm
  • Announced July 2010
Sony TX10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Released August 2011
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Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Sony T99 versus Sony TX10, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both offered by Sony. The image resolution of the T99 (14MP) and the TX10 (16MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The T99 was introduced 13 months prior to the TX10 which makes them a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving into a thorough comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the T99 grades against the TX10 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony T99 over the Sony TX10

 T99 TX10 

Reasons to pick Sony TX10 over the Sony T99

 TX10 T99 
ReleasedAugust 2011July 2010More modern by 13 months
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the Sony T99 and Sony TX10

 T99 TX10 
Manual focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to consider its weight and volume. The Sony T99 has got outer dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 17mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Sony TX10 has sizing of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the T99 compared to the TX10.

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the T99 and TX10 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 top view buttons comparison

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to envision the contrast in sensor sizes merely by checking out a spec sheet. The pic here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the T99 and TX10.

As you can see, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Sony TX10 to show greater detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots more aggressively. The more aged T99 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 sensor size comparison

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony T99 Portrait photography advice
Sony TX10 Portrait photography advice
28
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
30
good resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony T99
Street photography with Sony TX10
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
weather proofing
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony T99
Sports photography with Sony TX10
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,250s)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony T99 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX10 as a Travel photography camera
65
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
71
weather proofing
features touch focus
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony T99
Landscape photography with Sony TX10
42
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Timelapse function
46
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony T99 Vlogging details
Sony TX10 Vlogging details
31
reasonably wide (25mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone socket
34
relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of microphone support
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Sony T99 vs Sony TX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony T99 and Sony TX10
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-07-08 2011-08-16
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-4.6 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 230k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - XtraFine LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 2 seconds 2 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1250 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.60 m 3.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red eye, Slow syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 121 grams (0.27 pounds) 133 grams (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions 93 x 56 x 17mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model NP-BN1 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/ SDHC/ SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Retail price $179 $309