Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
2.2mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm longer).
3,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A lot shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a height of 60mm, however the Sony DSC-H300 is an 89mm tall digital camera (29mm taller).
Thinner Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 27.4mm deep, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mm deep digital camera (64.3mm thicker).
28mm narrower Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 99.5mm wide, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mm wide digital camera (28mm wider).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 20x optical zoom digital camera (15x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a unknownx digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (5.9 bigger).
0.4 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (3).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 454mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (954mm).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a unknownfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
£10 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 is £10.01 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1345 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 ranks No. 1545.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel count of 16MP, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

15x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20x, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 35x optical zoom digital camera (15x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.4 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Sony DSC-H300 (3).
91% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 454mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
45 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Sony DSC-H300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
£10 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300 by £10.01.
Eleven months older
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is older than the Sony DSC-H300 by eleven months.
Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 ranks No. 1545 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 1345.
7 Reasons Against
Marginally longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length of 27.2mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm shorter).
3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 2s, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

29mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a height of 89mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 60mm tall digital camera (29mm shorter).
64.3mm thicker Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 91.7mm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 27.4mm deep digital camera (64.3mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 127.5mm wide, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 99.5mm wide digital camera (28mm narrower).
Fewer sellers
Only 16 sellers sells the Sony DSC-H300, but 18 sellers sell the Nikon Coolpix S7000. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
500mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 90 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
125 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 2.8 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
99% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 495g
Height
60mm
BEST
89mm
Depth
27.4mm
BEST
91.7mm
Width
99.5mm
BEST
127.5mm
Weight Including Battery
161g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL19 AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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