What brought the overall photo quality of the T99 down is its lens distortion. Sony keeps the barrel distortion in check for the most part. There is some asymmetrical distortion on the left side (top). There's no sign of pincushioning at the long end of the zoom, though (bottom). However, there is distortion in the corners that pulls subject up and in. The lens isn't particularly sharp either. It's OK in the center, but drops off to the sides and corners making subjects look soft and smeary.