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Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-H300

Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
2.2mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm longer).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 supports PictBridge, but the Sony DSC-H300 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an HDMI, however the Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI. Read more

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

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

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 82% (based on 176 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 20x optical zoom digital camera (15x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (3).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 954mm. That's 454mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (954mm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
4.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

15x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20x, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 35x optical zoom digital camera (15x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Sony DSC-H300 (3).
91% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500mm. That's 454mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
Ten months older
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is older than the Sony DSC-H300 by ten months.
5 Reasons Against
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
Marginally longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm shorter).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an HDMI. Read more

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

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

A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
500mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 90 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 80
BEST
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 2.8 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.5cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Crop
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 495g
Height
60mm 89mm
Depth
27.4mm 91.7mm
Width
99.5mm 127.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
161g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL19 AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Formats
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
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