Sony DSC-H300 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Sony DSC-H300
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Slightly higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (1.9MP 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.

Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (25x 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.

Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
1s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (1s shorter). Read more

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

0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

£18 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 costs £18.19 less than the Sony DSC-WX220.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2457 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 4870.
13 Reasons For
90% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera. That's 18x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (20x). 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.

Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (12,800).
Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (50fps).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 800 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (460,800 pixels).
HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI port, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

4x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105g, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera (390g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

70% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 52.4mm tall digital camera. That's 36.6mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (52.4mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a depth of 21.6mm. That's 70.1mm thinner than the Sony DSC-H300 (21.6mm).
Narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a width of 92.3mm. That's 35.2mm narrower than the Sony DSC-H300 (92.3mm).
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Hugely better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82% (based on 173 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
9x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera (18x bigger). 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.

Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 does not support Full HD video, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Hugely lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
A bit lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 390g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX220 (105g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

36.6mm taller Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 89mm tall, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 52.4mm tall digital camera (36.6mm shorter).
70.1mm thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 21.6mm deep digital camera (70.1mm thinner).
A lot wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 92.3mm wide digital camera (35.2mm narrower).
Less retailers
Only 17 stores sells the Sony DSC-H300, whereas 18 retailers sell the Sony DSC-WX220. 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.
Five months older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Sony DSC-WX220 by five months.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 1.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-H300 (18.2MP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (10x). 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.

20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (100).
1s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 1s shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (1s). Read more

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

12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a screen size of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

More expensive by £18
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £18.19 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4870 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 2457.

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
35x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
2x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
954mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
27.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 157.5 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.5 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.6 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.4 - 6.8 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MSXC
 MS XC-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
 MS Micro (M2)
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
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
495g 105g
BEST
Height
89mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
91.7mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
127.5mm 92.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
590g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots
Battery Voltage
6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter V.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included

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
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
27.2 - 954 Unknown - Click to provide data
Trimming
 Trimming
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
1/2.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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