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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300
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A classic and fully featured compact digital camera
Compact 20.4MP 50x No Apr 2013
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 number 648 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
790 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
HX300 digital compact camera
Take your photography to the next level
One lens, endless possibilities
No guesswork needed
Keep pace with moment
Capture detail, even in low-light
Smooth and steady full HD movies
Get that professional look

How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 129.6mm wide and 93.2mm tall. It is 103.2mm deep and weighs 623g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 front dimensions
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 size in context

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, techradar.com/au/ and clubic.com this camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Sony camera is superb based on 785 owner reviews. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 20.4MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 12% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 25% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than 67% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 623g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 1,300mm is very long compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 99% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The fastest start-up time of cameras is 0.1ms, the slowest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms. The Cybershot DSC-HX300's start-up time of only 2ms is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 28% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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400 Battery Life

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300's maximum aperture number of 6.3 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 69% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The maximum playback zoom of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of only 8x is in the lowest 13% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 features face detection. 88% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's digital zoom of 100x is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Not Waterproof

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that 92% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 85% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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