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Nikon D300 vs Sony DSC-WX500

Nikon D300 vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Nikon D300
Sony DSC-WX500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Cheaper by £94
The Nikon D300 costs £94 less than the Sony DSC-WX500.
Twenty-six more awards
The Nikon D300 has 27 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 has 1 award.
Better expert reviews
Based on 126 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D300 is 86%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 77% (based on 11 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 476 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D300 is 96%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 84% (based on 47 reviews).
2 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a megapixel of 18.2MP, whereas 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 9 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
48% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D300 is a 12.3MP digital camera. That's 5.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX500 (18.2MP). 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
The Nikon D300 is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is stocked by 12 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
5 Reasons Against
£94 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX500 is more expensive than the Nikon D300 by £94.
Ten months older
The Sony DSC-WX500 is older than the Nikon D300 by ten months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-WX500 has received 1 award, the Nikon D300 has received 27 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-WX500's average expert rating is only 77%, however the Nikon D300's is 86% (based on 126 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-WX500's average user rating is 84%, however the Nikon D300's is 96% (based on 476 reviews).

Awards

27 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
asia.cnet.com: Editor's Choice
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
cw.no: Good Choice
DP Review: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Howstuffworks.com: Best Buy
IT Reviews.com: Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Excellent
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
maclife.com: Awesome Award
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
modsynergy.com: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.4
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
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 80
 800
 12800
 80
 800
 12800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
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
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

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

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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 Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,5,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 209g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.1mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.5mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 236g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.33h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 shots

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger 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)

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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