The Sony Cyber-shot T99 is a 14.1 megapixel point and shoot camera with an ultra-slim design. The T99 has a CCD imaging sensor, instead of the backlit CMOS sensors found in some of the higher-end Cyber-shot models like the new Sony Cyber-shot TX9. However, the T99 includes the same BIONZ processor that now powers the Cyber-shot and Alpha range of cameras.
The T99 offers a 4x optical zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent) and a broad sensitivity range from ISO 80-3200. These features, combined with Optical SteadyShot, suggest better low-light capability for such a compact camera.
The T99 features a 3″ touchscreen display, much like the previous Sony Cyber-shot TX5. Additionally, the T99 is equipped with Sony’s signature Sweep Panorama mode, which is capable of underwater operation as well. Finally, the T99 will capture 720p HD video in MP4 format.
The Sony T99 will carry an initial retail price of about $250. Check availability on Amazon.com.