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Sony DSC-H300 vs Sony DSC-WX350

Sony DSC-H300 vs Sony DSC-WX350

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 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.

15x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 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.

17% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum aperture number of 3. That's 0.5 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX350 (3.5).
£8 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 costs £8.01 less than the Sony DSC-WX350.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1926 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-WX350 ranks No. 2233.
8 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is an 80x digital zoom digital camera. That's 78x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (80x). 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.

10% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (6.5).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-WX350 is 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 800 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (460,800 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has an HDMI, but 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has a weight of 137g, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera (358g 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.

9 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 11 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-WX350 is 75%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 60% (based on 1 review).
A little better user reviews
Based on 690 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-WX350 is 85%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82% (based on 176 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is an 80x digital zoom digital camera (78x 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.

0.6 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-WX350 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-WX350 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.

73% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 358g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX350 (137g). 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.

Less retailers
Only 13 shops sells the Sony DSC-H300, whereas 22 retailers sell the Sony DSC-WX350. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over two years older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Sony DSC-WX350 by two years.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Sony DSC-WX350's is 75% (based on 11 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Sony DSC-WX350's is 85% (based on 690 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
1.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 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.

75% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 15x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (20x). 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.

15% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
More expensive by £8
The Sony DSC-WX350 is £8.01 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2233 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 1926.

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Date Released

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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
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.4MP 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
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
35x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
2x 80x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3
BEST
3.5
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 4.3 - 86
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/10

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
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection 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
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
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 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.5 - ∞ 2 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Spot
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
2s 4s
BEST
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 2 - 2.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 6.8 0.2 - 4.3

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
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
 Voice recording

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
 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
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
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
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

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
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
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
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Backlight
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 137g
BEST
Height
89mm 54.9mm
Depth
91.7mm 25.7mm
Width
127.5mm 96mm
Weight (including Battery)
590g 164g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.92h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 470 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
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 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)

Other Features

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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