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Sony DSCHX300V Digital Camera

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39 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs.

The editors of Optyczne.pl and Fotomaniak.pl both decided that this Sony camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this camera. The expert at Ephotozine conluded that they would highly recommend this Sony camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Value for Money" award from Teknokulis.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this compact camera is 76%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 289 owner reviews this Sony digital camera has an overall owner rating of 88 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. G. J. Hircombe rated it 5 stars and wrote two years ago “As an owner of a Sony Nex-7, decided to purchase this camera as a replacement for my friendsrather old Nikon compact”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “Buying Guide Best compact camera As you'd expect from a DSLR-styled bridge camera bearing the Sony brand”.

Two people reckoned that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Ellen mentioned on Amazon “Used it with 45 seconds great zoom, easy to handle, not too heavy.”. Emma mentioned on Amazon “This is perfect - nice camera, not too heavy and takes fab photos”.

One person who purchased it thought it was easy to carry around. Clif Benson said “Their auto modes are reasonably foolproof its light and easy to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300. One Sony DSC-HX300 owner thought the product was heavy. Iain S. Palin gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “The positive factors heavily outweigh the negatives” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner said that it was lightweight. J R Northcott mentioned “Lightweight and extremely steady when using the extreme zoom”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was a squeeze to fit in. Mr. Mark S. Killelay scored the product very highly and he wrote in his review “How all this technology is squeezed into one camera is beyond me! Very good value for the money”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX300 thought it was good value for money. Acarter1977 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Excellent Value for Money!”. Bill S. mentioned on Amazon “Best value for money camera, easy to shoot, more than happy”. P. Duffy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX300 review on Amazon “Cost wise”.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Clif Benson wrote “Great tool at a bargain price!” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap. Three years ago Clif Benson rated it 4 stars and said “Cumbersome, not to say eyewateringly expensive and always on the verge of being superseded by the next model”.

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Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-HX300 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 was good looking. Chris Aka Skip wrote “Beautiful pictures, movies and effects to have fun with (although some not entirely accurate without configuration e.g” in his Sony DSC-HX300 review. Chris Aka Skip also said “Extremely fast shutter meant i was able to capture beautiful pics of birds in flight”. Three years ago Clif Benson wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “What you get here is a good tool that takes pretty good pics and video at a fraction of the cost”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Trev-R said on Amazon “The camera is well built and ergonomic” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars. One person thought it was a good design.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was well designed. Three years ago Techradar.com said “The Sony Cyber-Shot HX300 looks great, is nicely designed, feels robust” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

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Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Barry. C mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It has so many feautures that I have only been able to use it at the easy level”. Chris Aka Skip said in his review “The (near enough) full control over each shot”. Ellen wrote in her Sony DSC-HX300 review on Amazon “Was bit scared in case it was difficult to use, no problem”.

Some people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Frank mentioned “It's light and comfortable and easy to use” in his review and scored the product 5 stars. Mrs. J. A. Cullen wrote on Amazon “It is much easier and more comfortable to hold and offers better control of the camera” in their review. Music Lover wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “This camera was about the best fit and felt comfortable”.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX300 was easy to use the menus. P. Duffy said on Amazon “The auto settings do an excellent job in my opinion” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony DSC-HX300 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Alex Gray wrote “The picture quality is a lot better”. Amazon Customer said “Picture quality is great, zoom is fab” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Sony DSC-HX300 5 stars. Andy Craven wrote “Was actually looking for a good quality camcorder to begin with”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-HX300 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. 155 M. wrote “Buildings and basic scenery is not bad whatever focal length used, at maximum 1200mm zoom is quite impressive” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned “Sony Cyber-shot HX300 Advanced High Zoom Bridge Camera (20MP, 50x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300. Andrea mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Fantastic Camera - great zoom crystal clear shots”.

A few customers considered that the product had a good lens. Ellen scored the Sony DSC-HX300 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Only gripe I have is lens cap has no string attachment to body of camera, so think you could lose cap very easily” in her review. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX300 review “The Cyber-shot HX300 pairs a brand new 50x optical zoom lens - capable of a 24-1200mm equ”.

Several customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus. Gordon Thorne said in his review on Amazon “Focusing is very good”. Gordon Thorne also mentioned “The manual focus button is a good idea”. Mark Griffiths said on Amazon “Excellent images great focus and zoom” in his review.

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 had a good image stabiliser. Laurence mentioned “The steadyshot optical stabiliser does a fantastic job at keeping the camera steady for you” . Stuart Vine said “The stabilisation is great, no more blurred pictures” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. C. Harborne wrote on Amazon three years ago “Great pictures, movies, sound” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Sony DSC-HX300 as very good. Laurence said in his review “Great Photos, Excellant Video, Incredible Zoom, "Need I Say More”. Laurence also said “Brilliant photos, excellant video”.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. C. Beresford-Evans mentioned on Amazon two years ago “However, I am very impressed by the indoor pictures I took” and scored the product very highly. Carl Nicholson scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “Whether it be family, objects or nature! Zoom and picture quality are amazing”. Chris Aka Skip mentioned on Amazon “Really enjoy this camera because it saves having to carry multiple lenses around whilst still getting excellent quality images (of course not as good as a DSLR” in his review of this digital camera.

Several people who bought the Sony DSC-HX300 reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Anthony Slade wrote two years ago “The range of the lens from wide to zoom is everything I could require and colour and resolution is excellent”. Three years ago Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “Also achieve sharp results when shooting handheld towards the telepho”. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “It would seem, is all about resolution” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review.

Several Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 had a good image sensor. David J said “This has bigger sensor” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “Its wide 50x optical zoom, high-resolution sensor, good EVF”.

One customer considered that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Jw said two years ago “Allows me to enjoy the clarity and wonder of nature” in their review.

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Robust

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Buy's Too Much... mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “However it is well build, intuitive to use”. Two years ago Media Man wrote in their review on Amazon “The HX300 though is built very well and feels a quality made camera.”. Three years ago Trev-R said “This is a well made camera for the money, thought has gone into the design”.

Three Sony DSC-HX300 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. John mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “They are robust and are easy to handle as everything is at hand”. Three years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The HX300 comes across as reassuringly robust and built-to-last when gripped in the palm, particularly with the lens resting dormant within its prote”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony DSC-HX300 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 had good features. Three years ago Chris Aka Skip said “It's a lot of fun learning and playing around with the cameras settings and features and near enough a perfect shot each time (for me anyway”. Hawkerdavidjohn mentioned “Appears to be a fairly good camera, with many features, requiring some practice” but even so they rated it 60 out of 100. Mrs. J. A. Cullen mentioned on Amazon “One of the great features I like about this camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder. Iain S. Palin rated the Sony DSC-HX300 as very good and said “It has an eyepiece electronic viewfinder you can use as an alternative to the screen when taking your pictures”. Stuart Vine mentioned on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder is useful for capturing moving subjects”. Trev-R wrote on Amazon “The LCD screen can be tilted up and down and switching to the electronic viewfinder is simply a matter of pressing one button, recessed to stop it being accidentally pressed”.

One person said that it had a good screen. One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this Sony digital camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Support

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Goose wrote on Amazon “The on screen guide and the ease of use works well” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review. Luke wrote on Amazon “The manual modes allow for great customisation if you know what you are doing” and rated it 5 stars. M. Coker wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “A proper manual and a bit of string to attach to the lens cap”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Frank wrote three years ago “It wants a direct USB connection.I really do love it” and gave it a very good review. One Sony DSC-HX300 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had gps. Suzy she mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I would readily trade it for GPS as I've never had a need for it” in her review.

Good Flash

A number of customers who bought the Sony DSC-HX300 agreed that it had a good flash. Trev-R wrote “The flash seems OK for most snapshot type situations” in their review of this digital camera. Firstpost.com said in their review of this digital camera “You don't get hot-shoe for external flash, RAW support, fully articulati” although they gave it a rating of 65 out of 100.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-HX300 of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The optical zooms of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 range from 1x to 50x.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the DSC-HX300 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price], or the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price], or the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-HX300 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX300 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price].

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price], or the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 100 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX300 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX300 the digital zooms range from 2x to 330x, and the average digital zoom is 25x.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10MP and the highest is 29MP. The Sony DSC-HX300 has one of the higher megapixel counts (20.4 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX300 have maximum focal lengths of between 28mm and 1,300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. At 1,300 millimeter, the DSC-HX300 has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX300. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Fluorescent L" are also found on this digital camera.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300 take between 150 and 949 shots per battery charge, including the DSC-HX300 which takes 400 shots per battery charge.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-HX300 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 5184 x 3888, 4896 x 3672, 4320 x 3240, 4224 x 3168, 3648 x 2736, 3456 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 4896 x 2752, 4608 x 2592, 4320 x 2432, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2672 and 3648 x 2432 and 3456 x 2304.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4000 x 3000) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-HX300 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-HX300 has a better display than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300.

The worst display across similar types of camera is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 18mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the DSC-HX300 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus

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

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Very Short Start-Up Time

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 have start-up times of between 2ms and 1,900ms. The DSC-HX300 has one of the shorter start-up times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the DSC-HX300 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The minimum ISO speed of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 range from 80 to 160.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few people concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Three years ago Chris Aka Skip wrote “The battery for me lasts roughly 300 shots” however despite that he still rated the product as very good. Music Lover mentioned in their review on Amazon “You can't simply remove the battery and let it charge while you use a second battery”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-HX300 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony DSC-HX300 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 also do not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-HX300 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 are not 3D compatible. The DSC-HX300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300, the Sony DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Four Auto Focus

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum playback zooms of between 8x and 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Sony DSC-HX300 has one of the lower maximum playback zooms (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-HX300 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Heavy

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 the weights range from 130g to 840g. The DSC-HX300 is very heavy (623 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300.

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Very Tall

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the height of, the Sony DSC-HX300's height of 93.2 millimeters is one of the tallest. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 58mm and 120mm, and the average height is 69mm.

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Very Thick

The depths of cameras of this age and spec range from 16mm to 110mm, and the average depth is 49mm. When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-HX300's depth of 103.2 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX300 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
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
Focus
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Focal Length
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function

6 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Camera Labs Recommended teknokulis.com Value for Money fotomaniak.pl Editor's Choice optyczne.pl Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(37)
8 November 2013

Better for videos than for photos, but still a strong contender...

24 September 2013

The HX300, with its monster Carl Zeiss zoom, can easily handle landscape/scenic photography, wildlife photography, event photography (festivals, concerts, parties, family gatherings), and travel...

30 August 2013

Tweet The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-HX300 is a new digicam with a super zoom with a 20.4 megapixel back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. With a 1920 x 1080 50 p Full HD video recording facility the... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Cyber-shot HX300 brings a 50x zoom and 20 million pixels to Sony's bridge camera. But as impressive as those numbers may look on the spec sheet, in real terms, their advantages are debatable....

1 June 2013

The Cyber-shot HX300 is a camera designed with one purpose in mind - to provide an extraordinarily long zoom range. To look at it another, more cynical way, it's Sony's competition for the Canon...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 April 2013 by Dick
Dick would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 (Verified Purchase)

This was purchased for a travel camera, because my Canon equipment is HEAVY and draws envious attention. I find the Sony creeping into my local shooting (I'm making a book on Orange County, CA... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2013 by Hondapaul
Hondapaul would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

All round this is an excellent camera, easy to use good picture quality and a zoom to die for...

Reviewed 6 April 2013 by Jay - SonyALphaLab
Jay - SonyALphaLab would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

A really good Super zoom for an affordable price!! Don't expect to Hand-hold @ 1200mm with-out brcing yourself though. 1200mm is so much zoom, that the camera shake is intense at the end of the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Sparky
Sparky would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my 14 year old son who has taken an interest in photography. He's a full-on computer geek who likes making videos as well as stills, and puts them into slideshows, merges... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2014 by Alemdar125

Very good quality.. It came complete and in very good condition. I highly recommend this provider.And I highly recommend this photographic camera SONYY...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx300, sony dschx300b, sony dschx300p, sony dschx300v, sony dschx300bc, sony dschx300pa, sony dschx300pac, sony dschx300pack, sony dschx300packa, sony dschx300packag, sony dschx300package
Barcodes 00017856003840, 00027242862128, 00617401947140, 00617401947157, 00617401947164, 00905524936711, 04905524936056, 04905524936667, 04905524936711, 04905524936728, 04905524936735, 05054230862438

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