Sony T99 overview
Sony T99 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera originally released on July of 2010. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The T99 places at #69 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #993 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. Remember to check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Sony T99 history
The Sony T99 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can discover all previous and brand new models alongside important specifications.
Sony T99 Gallery
You can check the T99 from several angles in the gallery below.
Sony T99 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Sony T99 based on aspects that are generally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Sony T99 Sensor details
The Sony T99 is run by the Bionz processor chip. The sensor measurement on the Sony T99 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below illustrates the T99's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The T99 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony T99 dimensions
Sony T99 has a weight of 0.27 pounds (121g / 4.27 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 93mm x 56mm x 17mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Sony T99 is on par compared with various rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a photo of the Sony T99 next to a soda so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the T99.
Sony T99 Lens specs
The T99 has a built in lens featuring a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not exceptional nevertheless it is going to be very helpful in some cases.
At the widest 25mm, it provides an aperture of f3.5 making it kind of slow and not great in low light conditions and you may struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to raise the ISO setting which results in noisy images. On the tele end, 100mm comes at f4.6 which is quite slow and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Sony T99 Connectivity
The T99 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy images and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Sony T99 Video specs
The maximum video quality on the Sony T99 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You really should go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means you have got little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order another camera if you require decent sound in your videos.
Sony T99 Weather Sealing
Sony T99 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can affect the camera.
Sony T99 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony T99 has a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to shift focus point plus change settings using your finger.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony T99 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Sony T99 Shutter specs
Sony T99 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1250 sec.
Sony T99 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Sony T99 has got only built in flash without external flash ability.
Sony T99 Autofocus specs
Sony T99 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
It has 9 focus points to choose from. Sony T99 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be useful during low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate focus control.
Sony T99 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest possible (320) battery life within this range of cameras.
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Sony T99 for different categories of photography
The following chart indicates a analysis of the Sony T99 for different categories of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.
Sony T99 Portrait photography advice
The Sony T99 receives a rating of 29 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not suitable for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos together with the ability to use off-camera lighting.
Sony T99 Street photography information
Having a average points tally of 58, the Sony T99 is relatively suited to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony T99
A dreadful sports photography rating of 35 means the Sony T99 is not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony T99 Travel photography information
Weight is pretty crucial when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Sony T99 gets a very good 66 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice for your holidays.
Sony T99 as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony T99 with it's dreadful score of 42 as a landscape camera is not suitable compared to its competition.
Sony T99 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really have a moving screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Sony T99 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a dreadful rating of 31.
Sony T99 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the T99, here is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The line graph listed below shows you a summary of the T99 versus it's highest scored rivals suggested earlier.
There are more cameras you might regard as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.