Nikon D300 vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Nikon D300
Sony DSC-WX500

Top Prices

Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Jessops
FREE Standard delivery
Bristol Cameras
Delivery unknown
In stock
Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Jessops
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
John Lewis
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (178 available)
PC World
Out of stock
Currys
Out of stock

Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Cheaper by £221
The Nikon D300 costs £221.40 less than the Sony DSC-WX500.
Twenty-six more awards
The Nikon D300 has 27 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 has 1 award.
Better expert reviews
Based on 124 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D300 is 85%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 77% (based on 11 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 626 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D300 is 96%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 83% (based on 46 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3651 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Nikon D300 ranks No. 439182.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Less retailers
The Nikon D300 is only stocked by 6 shops, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is stocked by 14 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Nikon D300 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 439182 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-WX500 ranks No. 3651.
5 Reasons Against
£221 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX500 is more expensive than the Nikon D300 by £221.40.
Ten months older
The Sony DSC-WX500 is older than the Nikon D300 by ten months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-WX500 has received 1 award, the Nikon D300 has received 27 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-WX500's average expert rating is only 77%, however the Nikon D300's is 85% (based on 124 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-WX500's average user rating is 83%, however the Nikon D300's 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
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

10 months Ago 21 months Ago

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
Still Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.4
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 123

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 80
 800
 12800
 80
 800
 12800
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

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
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
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
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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 Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,5,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 209g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.1mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.5mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 101.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 236g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.33h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 shots

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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