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Sony DSC-WX300 Digital Camera

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18.2MP 20x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Bring the world closer with a slim, super zoom Capture 18.2 megapixel detail, even in low light: Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 18.2 effective... More
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47 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both wrote that concluded that they would recommend this compact camera camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Sony digital camera received a "Silver" from Onfoto.ru who wrote that this compact camera camera was very good.

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Average Expert Reviews

This Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 75% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this Sony digital camera rated this camera 90 out of 100 on average.

Good Size

Several people said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Two years ago A. J. Parmar mentioned “However I decided to make the jump to the compact camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300. A. J. Parmar also said “Its more, occupying the gap between a compact camera and the compact SLR market”. Two years ago Al gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned “This a great compact camera especially for the price” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300.

Some customers thought this digital camera was thin. Techtree.com said in their review of this digital camera “The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an ideal camera to carry around in your entourage” and scored the product 4 stars. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review “We appreciate the light, slim design” however despite that they gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who purchased it considered that it was a good weight. Boswynn scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “I have been looking for a light weight camera with super zoom”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Cassandra mentioned in her review on Amazon “A nice little camera, easy to handle, lightweight”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Two years ago Mr. Edward Michael Jeffery mentioned on Amazon “Another hit, so easy to carry with you at all times, I can not praise this camera enought” in his review of this digital camera.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Sony DSC-WX300 owners who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Anestis Chrysostomou said in their Sony DSC-WX300 review on Amazon “Super camera, with super zoom in super price”. Jay mentioned three years ago “Very good quality at an extremely good price” in his review. Kauffeld said “For this price it is a super good camera” and gave the product an excellent review score.

A few Sony DSC-WX300 owners said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Ferisan wrote on Amazon “If you want a great deal of manual control, then maybe this camera isn't for you” in their review of this digital camera. Katy gave it a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “After having used it lots on holiday I can reveal that it is perfect and a bargain for it's technical capabilities” in her review of the Sony DSC-WX300. Three years ago Mavis said “I'd advise getting a screen protector, just cheap one will do”.

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Nice Design

A few customers who bought the Sony DSC-WX300 reckoned that it was good looking. Conor Brown mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX300 review “Compact, stylish and the picture quality is great” . Ferisan gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The image quality is pretty good, especially in low light situations”. In November last year Michelle gave it a very good review score and she mentioned in her Sony DSC-WX300 review on Amazon “Beautiful, has the high quality functions”.

A number of people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good design. Chris mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “The camera has a very nice design, with lots of nifty little features, for example the editing built into the camera”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Add to that a cutting-edge design, Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 megapixel resolution, 10fps burst shooting, 500 shot battery life, built-in Wi-fi con” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Mymobile.co.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “Sony has forged a formidable reputation for cutting edge design over the years”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was neat.

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Robust

Six Sony DSC-WX300 owners who bought it considered that it was well made. A. J. Parmar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very well built and incredibly sturdy” and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 5 stars. Chris scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “The video is full 1080p and the camera has built in stereo speakers to listen to the clips after your have shot them”. Gj Gration said on Amazon “Once on it's solid” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. A. J. Parmar mentioned on Amazon “Would have been nice if Sony had applied is waterproofing of its Xperia Z & Z1 devices to this camera” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. A. Cackett mentioned “Easy to use, produces sharp images and has an impressive battery life too”. Anestis Chrysostomou scored this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “And the battery last enough to do my work everytime”. Fionamac wrote on Amazon “Small, light, easy to use, great zoom, very high quality images, battery lasts ages”.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Angela Davies scored the product 5 stars and she said on Amazon “Great product, many features, easy to use”. Biro said “I should have bought it sooner as I was not familiar enough with it's capabilities to use it effectively on that occassion” and rated this digital camera as very good. Biro also mentioned “With lots of different settings that are easy to use and produce great photos”.

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 owners reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Annec said “Takes excellent high quality photos with a huge range of settings”. Two years ago Marty mentioned “Simple to understand settings” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Mavis said in her review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “The battery lasts ages on full charge! Finally I can stop keeping duracell in business! There are two settings to records video, one lets you take photos whilst videoing” and scored it 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer said that the product was easy to setup. Jay wrote “Extremely easy to set up and use” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. One person considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. M. Pinch wrote “I love the camera because it fits in a pocket or handbag and is comfortable to hang on a wrist or carry in one hand”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. Mavis mentioned “The book says the screen coating can be damaged so it makes me feel more relaxed handling camera” and rated it as excellent.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer who bought it thought it was easy to assemble. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “In early 2013, any camera-maker wanting to build a high-end compact that's bang on trend has a pretty simple formula to follow”.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who bought it agreed that it had good features. Aaron Wingrove mentioned “It has great features the only bad thing about this camera is sending the pics through wifi, I cant seem to get it working” in his review. Chris scored it 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The 3" screen is clear and bright however not touch screen or HD, features that would be nice”. Daniel Seville gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “It was rated as top or near top in it's class for picture quality on several although features could have been better (in their opinions”.

Good Quality Lens

Twenty-seven Sony DSC-WX300 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 concluded that it had a good zoom. Al mentioned two years ago “The 20 x zoom is amazing for a compact, you can get a great close up of something over 100m away! It has lots of cool features” in his review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Has hugh zoom 20x and loads of features you would expect to find on a much larger camera”. Anestis Chrysostomou said on Amazon three years ago “Strong with 20X optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Sony DSC-WX300 owners wrote that it had a good lens. Blackbottle mentioned three years ago “It now has dust inside the lens” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Graem wrote on Amazon “It is ver hard to aim it accurately, particularly when using the massive 20X telephoto lens, especially when in bright sunlight” in their review.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good autofocus. Marty wrote in his review “It is quick to switch on and focus to take a quick shot”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Aaron Wingrove wrote on Amazon “The sound on the video is very clear” and gave it a very good review score. Bonny mentioned “Sony have made it very easy to take stunning shots and great video”. Two years ago Daniel Seville wrote “The video quality is awesome when played via the micro hdmi or when transferred to a PC (on the highest quality settings)” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony DSC-WX300 owners concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Annec mentioned on Amazon “Even took great photos of fireworks!”. Bonny wrote “I was well pleased with the photographs I took on holiday while in China” in her Sony DSC-WX300 review. Bonny also wrote “The quality of photographs made editing easy”.

Several people thought this digital camera was good in low light. Gj Gration said in their review on Amazon “Low light mode is simply stunning - it does some kind of funky multiple exposure that blends the images - end result is terrific”. John Dickens mentioned “It's low light level performance is excellent and I particularly like the wireless download feature.I am a photo journalist” and gave it a very good rating.

One customer considered that the product had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX300 review on Steve's Digicams “Quick TakeProsAll shooting modes are very easy to use”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. A. Cackett mentioned in their review “Great camera for a non-expert who still wants decent quality photos” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. A. J. Parmar said “Thirdly the picture quality is great! Not as good as these SLR images” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Two years ago Aaron Wingrove mentioned in his review “Its a lovely camera with excellent picture and video quality” and rated this digital camera as very good.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who bought it wrote that it was wifi compatible. Gj Gration mentioned on Amazon “Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Gj Gration also mentioned “The WiFi is tons better than Eye-Fi in that it actually works when you want it to”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “The Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images with smartphones” in their review and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Support

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 owners who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. L. Jane mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent value for money - does so much you need to keep the instructions handy”. Mavis mentioned “There is even instruction book on camera just in case” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good flash. Daniel Seville said “The pictures were exceptionally clear and detailed without using the flash”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was noisy.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Expert website Mymobile.co.in said in their Sony DSC-WX300 review three years ago “For this is a camera that will fit into the palm of your hand more easily than some large screen hands”.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX300's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x and higher rated).

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-WX300 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX300 do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 look at the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Lumix DMC-FX77[pl_1836487_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX300 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-WX300 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 18.2MP digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which has better reviews.

If this Sony camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price] (18.9MP), or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (20.2MP) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly big optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX260 HS[pl_1565812_price], or the PowerShot SX240 HS[pl_410378_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this Sony digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-WX300 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-WX300.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the DSC-WX300 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-WX300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX300 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. Across all digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX300 is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. The Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the most total megapixel counts (21.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The DSC-WX300 is a five aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX300 is 0.83h and the longest is 680h. With a maximum battery life of 8.5 hours, the DSC-WX300 has one of the longer maximum battery lives amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras of this age and spec is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. At 8, the DSC-WX300 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

Cameras of this type and age have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (500 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-WX300's maximum ISO speed of 12,800 is one of the highest. The lowest maximum ISO speed of cameras of this spec and age is 200 and the highest is 26,000.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX300 is 170mAh, the biggest is 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,240 milliampere * hour, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX300.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-WX300 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600, 3200 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-WX300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Audio Format

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony camera. The audio formats AC3 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Sony DSC-WX300 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a TFT display which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released 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. The worst display of all cameras of this type and age is LCD and the best is OLED.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX300. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 is 99, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600.

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Narrow

The widths of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. At only 92.3 millimeters, the DSC-WX300 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

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Short

The DSC-WX300 is quite short (only 52.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300 the heights range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-WX300 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300 do support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-WX300 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX300, the Sony DSC-WX300 does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-WX300 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-WX300 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently 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 Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 14s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s. At only 4 seconds, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The playback mode "Slide show" is also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the DSC-WX300 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX300 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

The shortest start-up time of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX300 is 1ms and the longest is 2,000ms. The DSC-WX300 has a very long start-up time (2,000 milliseconds) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price], the Canon PowerShot S110[plb_1462073_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 139 grams, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
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
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Focal Length
Panorama Mode
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size
Smartphone Remote Support

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Expert Reviews

(29)
27 December 2013

This is actually not a bad camera by a long shot but other travel compacts in the same class are a far better buy...

12 October 2013

Small, fast and friendly, but image quality is disappointing...

27 August 2013

By Josh Fate The Sony Cyber-Shot WX300 is an ultra-compact digicam featuring far more versatility and ease of use than you can imagine. Sporting a 20x optical "G" lens and an 18.2-Megapixel ...

14 August 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good Wi-Fi-enabled camera as far as performance and features are concerned. The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an...

17 July 2013

If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice...

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User Reviews

(161)
Reviewed 14 August 2013 by Katy
(Verified Purchase)

Originally as I now tend to use my DSLR for all of my photography and haven't had a compact in several years I felt very out of my depth in choosing a new camera. I went into Currys to look at the... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2013 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a great buy, i would recommend this camera to most people, the pictures it shoots are extremely detailed, and the 20x optical zoom is all you really need in a pocketable camera.... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2013 by GJ GRATION

I own a lot of cameras (too many) & like to have something decent with me at all times. Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar. The WX300 compliments my smart phone... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2013 by C. Clements
(Verified Purchase)

Having used a number of the Panasonic Lumix TZ range of point and shoot type cameras over the years, and having recently suffered some reliability issues, I thought I should try something... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Mark moylan
(Verified Purchase)

Love this camera, haven't yet got to grips with everything it can do, but I took pictures at my daughters wedding and it was brilliant. Superb quality, easy to use, and I am the Picture Editor of... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx300, sony dscwx300r, sony dscwx300w, sony dscwx300b, sony evsnwx300bkb1, sony evsnwx300bkb1b, sony evsnwx300bkb1bd, sony evsnwx300bkb1bdl
Barcodes 00027242862333, 00027242862340, 00027242862371, 00027242865464, 00411378249043, 00616932706325, 00905524939781, 04905524939514, 04905524939644, 04905524939729, 04905524939736, 04905524939743, 04905524939767, 04905524939781, 04905524939798, 04905524939811, 04905524940039, 04905524940060, 04905524940077, 04905524940084

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