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Sony DSC-H300 vs Sony DSC-WX220

Sony DSC-H300 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Sony DSC-H300
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Slightly higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (1.9MP 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.

Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (25x 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.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Available from 1 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. 1329 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 2187.
7 Reasons For
90% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera. That's 18x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (20x). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 800 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (460,800 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI, whereas 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.

4x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105g, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera (390g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £51
The Sony DSC-WX220 costs £99.99, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is £150.99.
Hugely better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82% (based on 176 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
9x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera (18x 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.

A bit lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 390g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX220 (105g). 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.

£51 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H300 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £51.
Eight months older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Sony DSC-WX220 by eight months.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 1.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-H300 (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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (10x). 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.

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Not as many stockists
The Sony DSC-WX220 is only stocked by 13 shops, however the Sony DSC-H300 is stocked by 14 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2187 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 1329.

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

44 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
35x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
2x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
954mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 157.5 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.5 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
2s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 3.6 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 6.8 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
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
 MS Micro (M2)
 MSXC
 MS XC-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
 MS Micro (M2)
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
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
495g 105g
BEST
Height
89mm 52.4mm
Depth
91.7mm 21.6mm
Width
127.5mm 92.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
590g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots
Battery Voltage
6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter V.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries 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
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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