Olympus Stylus 1S vs Sony DSC-H300

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Olympus Stylus 1S
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
9,600 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Olympus Stylus 1S is 12,800 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
Significantly longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (58s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

93g lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 402g digital camera. That's 93g lighter than the Sony DSC-H300 (495g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Expert reviews are hugely better
Based on 7 expert reviews, the Olympus Stylus 1S has an average review score of 85%, but the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 22 user reviews, the Olympus Stylus 1S has an average review score of 96%, but the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 82% (based on 176 reviews).
9 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1S is only a 12MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1S is only a 10.7x optical zoom digital camera (24.3x 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.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1S is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.1 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 954mm maximum focal length. That's 654mm longer than the Olympus Stylus 1S (954mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.2mm, however the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (0.8mm longer).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
£390 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 costs £390 less than the Olympus Stylus 1S.
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.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2248 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Olympus Stylus 1S ranks No. 91721.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
8.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S has a megapixel of 12MP, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

Three times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S has an optical zoom of 10.7x, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 35x optical zoom digital camera (24.3x 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (3.1 smaller).
654mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 654mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
0.8mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus 1S is 28mm minimum focal length, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (0.8mm shorter).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
£390 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus 1S is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300 by £390.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 stores sells the Olympus Stylus 1S, however 12 retailers sell the Sony DSC-H300. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine months older
The Olympus Stylus 1S is older than the Sony DSC-H300 by nine months.
Worse selling
The Olympus Stylus 1S ranks No. 91721 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 2248.
5 Reasons Against
9,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
29x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (58s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 93g heavier than the Olympus Stylus 1S (495g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Olympus Stylus 1S's is 85% (based on 7 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Olympus Stylus 1S's is 96% (based on 22 reviews).

Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2560 x 1920
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 2560 x 1920
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
7.3 x 5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
12.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10.7x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 27.2mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6 - 64.3 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 200
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 10.3 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.1 - 10.3 0.4 - 6.8
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Art
 Sepia
 Art
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
14x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
402g
BEST
495g
Height
87mm 89mm
Depth
56.5mm 91.7mm
Width
116.2mm 127.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 590g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BLS‑50 AA
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
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