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Sony DSCH300B Digital Camera

£195.70
£150.99 £44.71 cheaper than 51 days ago
Bridge Camera 20.1MP 35x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
A top selling digital camera
Good brand
Supports video recording
177 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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A Top Selling Digital Camera

The DSC-H300 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought digital cameras in the last 3 months.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H300 in September 2013.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-H300 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support video recording.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-H300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon IXUS 170 (£133.09) which has better reviews.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS (£158.50).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DSC-H300 has a relatively typical weight (495 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-H300 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 1 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels. At only 460,000 pixels, the Sony DSC-H300 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 35 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 16x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS (£158.50) (40x).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. The average digital zoom of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 34x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 170 (£133.09) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 3, the DSC-H300 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 954 millimeters, the DSC-H300 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 18mm to 1,600mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

High megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 3.5mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.2 millimeters, the DSC-H300 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-H300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon IXUS 170 (£133.09).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS (£158.50) is also worth considering.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H300 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 640 x 480 and 5152 x 2896. The worst still image resolution of all high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-H300 features smile detection. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature smile detection.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The DSC-H300 has a self-timer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-H300 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Sony DSC-H300 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DSC-H300 features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-H300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-H300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-H300 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dsch300bce3, sony dsch300bceh, info dsch300bceh, sony 9ljszs00, sony p184457p, sony 9ljsza00, sony n113599w
Barcodes 00027242873810, 00845251049411, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

Sony DSC-H300 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-H300 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 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 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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