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Sony DSC-H300
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Sony DSC-H300 Digital Camera

20.1MP 35x CCD Sep 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 14,994 user and expert reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its bridge camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-H300 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], and the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H300 is 12MP and the highest is 21MP. The DSC-H300 has one of the higher megapixel counts (20.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Four Supported Batteries

The DSC-H300 is a four supported battery digital camera.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H300. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Cloudy", "Incandescent" and "Flash" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H300 the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 300,000MP. The DSC-H300 has one of the more total megapixel counts (20.4 megapixels) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has One Playback Mode

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes Slide show are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of this spec and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-H300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The Sony DSC-H300 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H300.

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Supports One Power Source

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H300.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the DSC-H300 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum ISO speed range from 64 to 400.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec support Full HD video, however the Sony DSC-H300 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H300, the DSC-H300 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H300, the DSC-H300 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix P600[plb_2176383_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-H300 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H300 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H300 are not waterproof. The DSC-H300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-H300 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H300 also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H300 the digital zooms range from 2x to 130x. The Sony DSC-H300 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix P530[pl_2240483_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Coolpix P600[pl_2176383_price] (4x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H300 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 5152 x 2896. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H300 is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-H300 is 2s, the longest is 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Sony DSC-H300's maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-H300 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H300. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of cameras of this spec and age is 8,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the DSC-H300 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony DSC-H300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H300.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The DSC-H300 has a quite long minimum focal length (27.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The minimum focal lengths of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4.5mm to 28mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-H300.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the DSC-H300 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the DSC-H300 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S8600[plb_2205969_price] (36x and cheaper) or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Sony camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-H300 has a pretty typical weight (495 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H300.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] (448g and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Brightness Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Face Detection
Focal Length
Trimming
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(1)

You would have to shell out some 40£ more to get yourself a carrying case,micro SD card and re-chargable batteries and charger.This is my first camera. Read few review about few other cameras and... Read more…

Zoom works well
There are few other special effects like toy camera that works well as well
The manual mode is nice, you can experiment and learn different photography techniques by adjusting those parameters and taking pics
You can take good photos
Bad under low light
Lot of noise while taking photos of far away objects under low light
Sometimes the focus changes automatically while taking videos, which makes it blurry
My experience with this camera has been good so far
Like each camera has it

User Reviews

(173)
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Tzik NYC
(Verified Purchase)

This camera looks good, but that is about it. There is no option to disable the automatic preview and it is very slow in saving the image every time you take a picture causing you to miss a lot of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 May 2014 by NST-FOTO

I love my new camera. I personally think the price is greate for the specs this product carries...

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Kkhs

Si no puedes pagar Una cámara profesional esta es una excelente opción. No se mucho de cámaras pero para los que somos inexpertos y solo nos gusta tomar fotos por hobbie o por viaje es una... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2015 by BlueJ
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera that takes excellent photos for a cheaper budget camera. Not the best in low light scene but still better than high end stock phone cameras. I only wish it could manually focus but the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Lag Shutter Delay
No Viewfinder
Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Shatners Toupee

I love this camera. I bought it prior to my Christmas holiday in Rome, where there are plenty of sites to photograph. This is my first bridge camera. It is easy enough to figure out, but I have... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch300ru3, dsch300bceh
Barcodes 00027242873810, 00845251049411, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

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