Sony DSC-H300 vs Sony DSC-WX350

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 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.

15x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 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.

17% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX350 (3.5).
14 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 38x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (40x). 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.

10% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (6.5).
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (12,800).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX350 is 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-H300 (4s). Read more

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

HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has an HDMI port, but 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has a weight of 137g, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera (358g 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.

Shorter Edit
Sony DSC-WX350 is 54.9mm tall. That's 34.1mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (54.9mm).
Three times thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 25.7mm deep digital camera. That's 66mm thinner than the Sony DSC-H300 (25.7mm).
33% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 96mm wide digital camera. That's 31.5mm narrower than the Sony DSC-H300 (96mm).
Cheaper by £36
The Sony DSC-WX350 costs £36.35 less than the Sony DSC-H300.
18 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-WX350 ranks No. 1879 by number of sales, however the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 163014.
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 10 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-WX350 is 81%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 60% (based on 1 review).
A little better user reviews
Based on 731 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-WX350 is 86%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82% (based on 173 reviews).

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera (38x 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.

0.6 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-WX350 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.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 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.

73% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 358g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX350 (137g). 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.

A lot taller Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 89mm tall, but the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 54.9mm tall digital camera (34.1mm shorter).
Significantly thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 25.7mm deep digital camera (66mm thinner).
31.5mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 96mm wide digital camera (31.5mm narrower).
£36 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H300 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX350 by £36.35.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony DSC-H300, whereas 19 stores sell the Sony DSC-WX350. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Six months older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Sony DSC-WX350 by six months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 163014 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-WX350 ranks No. 1879.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Sony DSC-WX350's is 81% (based on 10 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Sony DSC-WX350's is 86% (based on 731 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
1.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 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.

75% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 15x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (20x). 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.

15% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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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
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
35x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
2x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3
BEST
3.5
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 4.3 - 86
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.5 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 64
 100
 160
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 64
 100
 160
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.6 2 - 2.4
Flash Range
0.4 - 6.8 0.2 - 4.3

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 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 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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Backlight
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 137g
BEST
Height
89mm 54.9mm
BEST
Depth
91.7mm 25.7mm
BEST
Width
127.5mm 96mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
590g 164g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.92h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 470 shots
Battery Voltage
6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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