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Sony DSCH300B

£159.00
A huge bridge camera with good features but high running costs
Bridge 20.1MP 35x No Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-H300 Review

With very good features but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony DSC-H300 number 294 across all digital cameras.
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Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 67%, based on 302 reviews. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. However good for landscape photography as well being mediocre for everyday photography.
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Sony DSC-H300 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony DSC-H300?

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

Sony DSC-H300 front dimensions

Sony DSC-H300 size in context

Sony DSC-H300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received a rating of 60 out of 100 from expert review website digitalmediaandit.com. Experts don't rate this digital camera very highly.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Sony camera rated it as 82%. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 32,494 owner and expert reviews (including 10,510 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the DSC-H300 of 20.1MP is in the highest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the DSC-H300 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-H300 of 35x is in the biggest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony 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. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-H300's minimum aperture number of only 3 is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Sony DSC-H300's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200 is in the lowest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-H300 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Heavy

The Sony DSC-H300's weight of 495g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Sony DSC-H300 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-H300 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H300 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5152 x 3864. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 plus 2 more values. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-H300's digital zoom of only 2x is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-H300 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 44% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-H300 features smile detection, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony DSC-H300 of 954mm is in the longest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

Sony released the DSC-H300 in January 2016.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £21 (13%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-H300 and the United Kingdom price of £159.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $173.93 (£227.38).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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00845251069464, 00845251069471, 04905524957181

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