Nikon D300 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Nikon D300
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
£228 cheaper
The Nikon D300 costs £228.39 less than the Sony DSC-HX90.
User reviews are better
The Nikon D300 has an average user review score of 96% based on 626 reviews, however the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average rating of 89% (based on 143 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 12632 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon D300 ranks No. 437561.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert review score of 94%, whereas the Nikon D300 has an average rating of 85% (based on 124 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Less retailers
Only 9 stores sells the Nikon D300, whereas 14 stores sell the Sony DSC-HX90. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Worse selling
The Nikon D300 ranks No. 437561 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 12632.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D300's average expert rating is 85%, however the Sony DSC-HX90's is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
£228 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90 is more expensive than the Nikon D300 by £228.39.
Ten months older
The Sony DSC-HX90 is older than the Nikon D300 by ten months.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D300 is 96% (based on 626 reviews).

Awards

27 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
asia.cnet.com: Editor's Choice
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
cw.no: Good Purchase
DP Review: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Howstuffworks.com: Best Buy
IT Reviews.com: Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Excellent
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
maclife.com: Awesome Award
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
modsynergy.com: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
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Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 123

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
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Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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ISO Speed
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 12800
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 12800
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
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Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
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Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
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Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
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Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,5,10
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 218g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.1mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.4mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 102mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 245g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 390 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
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Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
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