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Sony DSCT99B Digital Camera

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12 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 36 owner reviews this digital camera has an overall owner rating of 87 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several customers who bought it thought it was good looking. Dr Bill Utility wrote on Amazon six years ago “Good looking machine” in their Sony DSC-T99 review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Nds said on Amazon “I am pretty sure I haven't fully discovered the capabilities of this camera yet” in their Sony DSC-T99 review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Nz Mick scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Anyway, highly recommend for anyone looking for a good quality stylish easy to travel digital camera”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was well designed. Mel mentioned on Amazon “The sony DSC T99 has a modern touchscreen and is well designed.” in his review of this digital camera but in spite of that he scored the Sony DSC-T99 1 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony DSC-T99 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Jimma101 wrote “Pictures taken in daylight also appear of good quality” in their Sony DSC-T99 review. Mel said on Amazon six years ago “What is the point of that if at the end of the day it doesn't take good photos! I'm not expecting proffessional quality as these are compact cameras.”. Nz Mick gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The display screen is top quality” in their review.

Good Size

A few people reckoned that it was compact. Mel he said on Amazon “This camera 'looks' good & is compact and light, unforunately what a let down” in his review. Six years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com gave the Sony DSC-T99 a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 is a good-looking 14 megapixel compact camera with a large 3 inch touchscreen LCD”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 certainly has more flair than your average point-and-shoot compact camera”.

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-T99 concluded that it was thin. Cnet.co.uk said on expert website CNET.co.uk “With its touchscreen and slim, stylish body”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a squeeze to fit in. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “Tweet Looking for a snapshot camera diminutive enough to squeeze into the tightest of pockets, yet still packing in most of the latest must haves”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony DSC-T99 reviewers wrote that the Sony DSC-T99 was able to produce good images. Dr Bill Utility scored the product 4 stars and said on Amazon “My first pictures came out fine, if a bit over exposed”. Dr Bill Utility also wrote “However, if razor sharp pics are important to you, save up another”. Mel mentioned in his Sony DSC-T99 review on Amazon “Am sending this camera back for the simple fact that it dosen't take good pictures” although he scored this digital camera 20 out of 100.

Robust

A few people said in their reviews that it was well made. Dr Bill Utility wrote six years ago “The T99 gives a strong, solid feel in your hand” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote “The Sony Cybershot DSC T99 does a solid job” in their review of the Sony DSC-T99.

Several people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Jimma101 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera feels sturdy and I like the sliding front plate, although as mentioned in other posts the cover for the battery/memory card may be be a little flimsy”. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-T99 on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Sony’s DSC-T99 is a sturdy little camera that’s built to be taken out” and gave the Sony DSC-T99 a rating of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some Sony DSC-T99 reviewers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Mrs. Christine Johnson said on Amazon “This is a excellent easy to use camera and the pictures he took are fantastic”. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Utter the phrase 'make mine a T99'? If you're looking for an easy to use and very dinky digital compact with a smattering of style” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “Remaining usable in the practical sense? Almost an exact match for a credit card, apart from its stil” and scored the product 4 stars.

One person who bought it wrote that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Six years ago Dr Bill Utility said on Amazon “The touch screen works OK”. Jimma101 wrote “The touch screen is easy to navigate” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony DSC-T99 owners who purchased the product thought it had good features. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Pocket Lint “Not a bad set of features for the price being asked here.”. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Boasts some appealing features for a sub $250 ultra-compact digicam”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Sony cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras produced by Sony.

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Good Video Capture

One Sony DSC-T99 reviewer thought this digital camera was good for video recording. Scott J. Mckinlay scored the Sony DSC-T99 very highly and he said on Amazon six years ago “This is a cracking camera pics & video rec are spot on also just the right size to fit in your pocket fantastic” in his review of the Sony DSC-T99.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the Sony DSC-T99 thought it had a good lens. Six years ago Dr Bill Utility gave the Sony DSC-T99 a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “The lens cover slides nicely and feels well constructed” in their Sony DSC-T99 review.

11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 64 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Cameras.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk. Experts don't rate this camera very highly.

Poor Battery Life

One customer who bought the Sony DSC-T99 considered that it did not have a good battery life. Nds mentioned “Only thing i would say is I wish it would take normal batteries as well as I am always worried the battery will run out”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned that the Sony DSC-T99 was not noisy. Six years ago Dr Bill Utility said “Also, they're quite noisy”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-T99 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider including the DV151, or the WB250 ($245.00) both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-HX200V ($1,260.00).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-T99 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-T99 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the DV151, or the WB250 ($245.00) both from Samsung or the Sony ILCE-QX1 ($498.00).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support video capability. The DSC-T99 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the EOS 1D Mark III, or the EOS 1Ds Mark II both from Canon or the Samsung DV151 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-T99 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-T99 also do not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon EOS 1D Mark III, the Samsung DV151, or the Sony DSC-HX200V ($1,260.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-T99, the DSC-T99 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the DSC-T99 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Samsung WB250 ($245.00), or the Sony DSC-QX30 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The DSC-T99 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-T99 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-T99 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX200V ($1,260.00) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-T99

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-T99.

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Expert Reviews

(14)
18 April 2011

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 is a camera made for snapshot photography and I won?t recommend it to professionals who love to play with the settings a lot. There are some controls offered but shutter... Read more…

1 March 2011

The Sony Cybershot DSC T99 does a solid job. If you are looking for a touch controlled digital camera, but do not want to pay the top prices then this is a more reasonably priced option. It can...

17 February 2011

Sony?s DSC-T99 is a sturdy little camera that?s built to be taken out and about. It?s accessible enough for most photographers to get to grips with, tooOverall Our provides the latest...

26 January 2011

If looking stylish while taking photos is as important to you as capturing good-looking images, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 will probably appeal, but there are much better compact cameras...

12 January 2011

So is it time to approach the desk of your local camera emporium and utter the phrase 'make mine a T99'? If you're looking for an easy to use and very dinky digital compact with a smattering of...

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User Reviews

(24)
Reviewed 28 January 2011 by Dr Bill Utility
(Verified Purchase)

Build: The T99 gives a strong, solid feel in your hand. The bottom piece, though, is plastic and rather flimsy. The lens cover slides nicely and feels well constructed. Functions: The touch screen... Read more…

Reviewed 10 March 2011 by Jimma101

I have recently purchased this camera elsewhere for a cheaper price (including a Class 4, 4GB SanDisk card and a case which I found surprising, normally Amazon is the best place to go!) More... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2013 by David
(Verified Purchase)

Just what I have been looking for a camera that does what it says on the tin,Easy to use and also easy to download from to my computer...

Reviewed 1 January 2016 by Amazon reader
(Verified Purchase)

Loved this camers but unfortunately dropped it and it was unable to be repaired...

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by DAVID JACOBS
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera, I love it!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsct99, dsct99v, sony dsct99b
Barcodes 00027242793019, 00027242793026, 00033172016913

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