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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 review

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 is a new compact camera in the HX-series, released alongside the DSC-HX95. Despite its compact design, this camera has an impressive zoom of 24-720mm and it's the smallest camera in the world to have one this size. The DSC-HX99 also has touch-control functions such as shifting the focus via the touch pad, touch focus and shutter. Unlike others in the HX-series, it can also record 4K video. But how does it compare with the similar and slightly cheaper DSC-HX95, and will it take good photos? Find out in our tests results below.

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