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HP S300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.2MP 4x CCD Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Has a built-in flash
Quite big digital zoom
Poor brand

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Reviews

Poor Brand

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of cameras to determine an average rating for each camera manufacturer. On average HP cameras have poor ratings from owners and experts.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera was released in January 2013.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the HP s300 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x digital zoom cameras and we think the SAMSUNG MV900F, the SAMSUNG DV300F, and the DV150F all from Samsung which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the A1455 (5.7x and higher rated), or the J1455 (5.7x and higher rated) both from GE or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the HP s300 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-FT2 (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the HP s300 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the 135, and the A810 both from Canon which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this HP digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 (£435.10) (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The HP s300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The HP s300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The HP s300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The HP s300 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HP s300 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The HP s300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 100 grams, the HP s300 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The lightest digital camera of this age and type is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Picture Quality

14.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.2 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 14.2MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon D3100 is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon 135 (16MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317) (16MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp s300a10, 02hps300
Barcodes 04718390603508

HP s300 Review Sources

To prepare this HP s300 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.
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