• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
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General
Model Number: DSC-T99 TS20
Alternate Model Number(s):   FT20
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $249.00 $179.99
Street Price: $169.00 $169.48
Date Available: 2010-08-15 2012-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.3 oz (121 g)
includes batteries
5.0 oz (142 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.7 in.
(93 x 56 x 17 mm)
4.0 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(101 x 58 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: SuperCCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 14.1 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif v2.21) JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.7 1.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 MP4
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar; 12 elements in 10 groups, 6 aspheric, 1 prism LEICA DC VARIO, 11 elements in 10 groups, 5 Aspherical, 1 ED element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 100mm 25 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.4 - 17.7mm 4.5 - 18mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/6.3 (wide) / f/4.6 - ?? (tele) f/3.9 or 9.0 (W) / f/5.7 or 13.0 (T); 2-Step
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-points / center / spot / flexible spot (touch) Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto (80-3200), Program Auto (80-800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, Underwater 1/2, One Push, One Push Set Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 2 sec 1/1300 - 8 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot Intelligent Multiple
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
Creative Exposure Modes: Intelligent Auto, Easy Shooting, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks,Hi-speed Shutter, Gourmet, Pet, Soft Skin, Sweep Panorama, Underwater Sweep Panorama Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Underwater, Miniature Effect, SCN (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through)
Self Timer: 2,10, Portrait1/2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.08-.2.8m(W) / Approx. 0.5-2.3m(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 5.6m(W) / Approx. 4.6m(T) 0.3 - 4.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 MP4
Included Memory: 32.0 MB 70.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Multi-connector (AV(SD/HD Component), USB, DCIN)  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 3.42  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.7 1.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 2  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.71 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.70 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.131 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.7 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BN1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: InfoLithium rechargeable 3.6V, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BN1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Picture Motion Browser Vers 5.3 , PMP Portable 5.2/1.2, Music Transfer PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7, Mac OSX v(10.4-10.6)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical SteadyShot, Touchscreen LCD, iAuto, Sweep Panorama. Available in Silver, Black, Purple, Green and Violet. Waterproof to 16 ft (5m), Shockproof to 5 ft (1.5m), Dustproof, Freezeproof to 14F, Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD Movies. Available in blue, black, red or orange.