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Nikon D300 vs Sony DSC-HX90

Nikon D300 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Nikon D300
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
£124 cheaper
The Nikon D300 costs £123.99 less than the Sony DSC-HX90.
User reviews are better
The Nikon D300 has an average user review score of 95% based on 475 reviews, however the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average rating of 88% (based on 148 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a megapixel of 18.2MP, but the Nikon D300 is only a 12.3MP digital camera (5.9MP lower). Read more

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

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

Available from 10 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert review score of 94%, whereas the Nikon D300 has an average rating of 86% (based on 126 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D300 has a megapixel of 12.3MP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MP digital camera (5.9MP 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.

Less retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Nikon D300, whereas 13 sellers sell the Sony DSC-HX90. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D300's average expert rating is 86%, however the Sony DSC-HX90's is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
£124 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90 is more expensive than the Nikon D300 by £123.99.
Ten months older
The Sony DSC-HX90 is older than the Nikon D300 by ten months.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D300 is 95% (based on 475 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
12.3MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 123

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 12800
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 12800
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

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
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,5,10
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 218g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.1mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.4mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 245g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 390 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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