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Sony Cybershot DSC-H300

£187.99
Sony Cybershot DSC-H300
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An impressive value for money and classic bridge camera, with good features
Bridge 20.1MP 35x No Sep 2013
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Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 number 176 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
2 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Easy to use, powerful zoom with true image detail - capture 20 megapixel photos - easily get the beauty and emotion of special moments with the 20 effective megapixel super HAD CCD image sensor
Super zoom, easy to use with no lens changes - whatever you want to capture, you're covered by the powerful 35x optical zoom lens that retracts neatly into the camera body
Get a wider view - make sure nothing's left out of the picture: the wide angle lens packs more into holiday scenes, interiors and group shots
Serious DSLR styling - shoot like a pro with high-quality body styling and a sure, comfortable grip that performs like a bigger, bulkier DSLR camera
Add artistic picture effects - add creative effects to stills, movies, and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software
Don't leave it to guesswork - intelligent auto recognises a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time
Do plenty with an AA battery-operated camera - get creative with an AA battery-operated camera with DSLR body. the aa-type dry-cell battery is hassle-free and easy to replace
Shoot crisp HD movies - a dedicated movie shoot button makes it easy to film clear, detail-packed HD video clips to play on your HD television
Don't worry about unsteady hands - optical steadyshot cuts camera shake for clearer, sharper still photos without blur
See the finer details - frame and view your shots and movies on the large, very high-resolution 7.5cm (3.0 ) clear photo LCD screen
Flatter your portrait subject - let the camera automatically remove skin blemishes, brighten teeth, widen eyes, and cut forehead shine when you capture portraits
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 157 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 160 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 157 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £138 at Currys 14 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 68% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 is 127.5mm wide and 91.7mm tall. It is 89mm deep and weighs 495g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 front dimensions
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Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review website digitalmediaandit.com scored this camera 60 out of 100. The expert review sites don't rate this Sony digital camera very highly.

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Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 22,092 expert and owner reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Marvellous Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £187.99 it is in the cheapest 20% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 and the United Kingdom price of £187.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $178.00 (£245.25).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2013.

Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-H300 has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 20.1MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-H300's optical zoom of 35x is in the biggest 23% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-H300 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-H300's minimum aperture number of 3 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 25% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Cybershot DSC-H300's weight of 495g is heavier than 82% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Cybershot DSC-H300 has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Cybershot DSC-H300's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 954mm is longer than 99% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 5.9 is in the largest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 27.2mm is in the longest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Cybershot DSC-H300's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most other digital cameras, the Cybershot DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms. The Cybershot DSC-H300's start-up time of 1,000ms is slower than 72% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of only 2x is very small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-H300 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all cameras is 50MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB. The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300's internal memory of 55MB is bigger than 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Cybershot DSC-H300 features smile detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony n113599w, sony dsch300b

Barcodes:

00027242873810, 00845251049411, 00845251069464, 00845251069471, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

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