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Sony DSC-HX300 Digital Camera

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20.4MP 50x CMOS Feb 2013
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39 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, both of which thought that this Sony camera was good.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Optyczne.pl and Fotomaniak.pl.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this camera was good. This digital camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and the reviewer at Teknokulis.com gave it a "Value for Money" award and said it was great for its price.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this bridge camera camera has an average expert rating of 76%.

Good User Reviews

DSC-HX300 owners on average rated this digital camera 88%.

Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX300 was easy to use. Barry. C wrote on Amazon “It has so many feautures that I have only been able to use it at the easy level” in their review. Chris Aka Skip gave it a very good rating and he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “The (near enough) full control over each shot”. Four years ago Clif Benson wrote on Amazon “Their auto modes are reasonably foolproof its light and easy to use”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Frank said on Amazon four years ago “It's light and comfortable and easy to use” in his review of this digital camera. Mrs. J. A. Cullen said in their Sony DSC-HX300 review “It is much easier and more comfortable to hold and offers better control of the camera” and scored the product very highly. Music Lover mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 on Amazon “This camera was about the best fit and felt comfortable”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 was easy to use the menus. P. Duffy scored the Sony DSC-HX300 very highly and wrote “The auto settings do an excellent job in my opinion” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-two Sony DSC-HX300 owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Alex Gray scored the Sony DSC-HX300 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 two years ago “The picture quality is a lot better”. Amazon Customer said in their review “Picture quality is great, zoom is fab” and rated it as very good. Andy Craven wrote on Amazon “Was actually looking for a good quality camcorder to begin with” in his Sony DSC-HX300 review.

Good Size

A few Sony DSC-HX300 owners reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX300 was compact. G. J. Hircombe said three years ago “As an owner of a Sony Nex-7, decided to purchase this camera as a replacement for my friendsrather old Nikon compact”. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Buying Guide Best compact camera As you'd expect from a DSLR-styled bridge camera bearing the Sony brand” in their review and scored the product 4 stars.

A few Sony DSC-HX300 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Ellen mentioned “Used it with 45 seconds great zoom, easy to handle, not too heavy.” in her review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera an excellent review. Emma gave it a very good review score and she wrote “This is perfect - nice camera, not too heavy and takes fab photos” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. One Sony DSC-HX300 owner who purchased it concluded that it was heavy. Iain S. Palin mentioned “The positive factors heavily outweigh the negatives” in their review.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. J R Northcott gave the Sony DSC-HX300 a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Lightweight and extremely steady when using the extreme zoom”. One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 was a squeeze to fit in.

One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was a good weight. Mrs. J. A. Cullen said four years ago “I am happy that the HX300 batteries are much lighter in weight”.

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Nice Design

Six people who bought this digital camera thought it was good looking. Chris Aka Skip gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Beautiful pictures, movies and effects to have fun with (although some not entirely accurate without configuration e.g” in his review. Chris Aka Skip also said “Extremely fast shutter meant i was able to capture beautiful pics of birds in flight”. Clif Benson gave the Sony DSC-HX300 a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 on Amazon “What you get here is a good tool that takes pretty good pics and video at a fraction of the cost”.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX300 was ergonomic. Four years ago Trev-R said “The camera is well built and ergonomic”. One customer who purchased it thought it was a good design.

One person said in their reviews that it was well designed. Techradar.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX300 review four years ago “The Sony Cyber-Shot HX300 looks great, is nicely designed, feels robust” .

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Reasonably Priced

A few Sony DSC-HX300 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Acarter1977 gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Excellent Value for Money!” in their review of this digital camera. Bill S. mentioned in his Sony DSC-HX300 review on Amazon “Best value for money camera, easy to shoot, more than happy”. Mr. Mark S. Killelay gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “How all this technology is squeezed into one camera is beyond me! Very good value for the money”.

One customer reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX300 was a bargain for the price. Clif Benson wrote on Amazon four years ago “Great tool at a bargain price!”. One person said in their reviews that it was cheap. Clif Benson wrote on Amazon “Cumbersome, not to say eyewateringly expensive and always on the verge of being superseded by the next model”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images. C. Beresford-Evans wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “However, I am very impressed by the indoor pictures I took” and scored the product very highly. C. Harborne gave it a very good review score and mentioned “Great pictures, movies, sound” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review. Carl Nicholson wrote in his review “Whether it be family, objects or nature! Zoom and picture quality are amazing”.

Several customers reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Anthony Slade said “The range of the lens from wide to zoom is everything I could require and colour and resolution is excellent” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Techradar.com rated the product 4 stars and said on expert review site Techradar four years ago “Also achieve sharp results when shooting handheld towards the telepho”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “It would seem, is all about resolution”.

Three people said that it had a good image sensor. David J wrote on Amazon “This has bigger sensor” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote four years ago “Its wide 50x optical zoom, high-resolution sensor, good EVF” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer thought this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Jw wrote “Allows me to enjoy the clarity and wonder of nature” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Fourty-two customers who bought the Sony DSC-HX300 wrote that it had a good zoom. 155 M. mentioned on Amazon “Buildings and basic scenery is not bad whatever focal length used, at maximum 1200mm zoom is quite impressive”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Sony Cyber-shot HX300 Advanced High Zoom Bridge Camera (20MP, 50x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300. Three years ago Andrea said in his review on Amazon “Fantastic Camera - great zoom crystal clear shots”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 had a good lens. Ellen scored the product very highly and she said in her review “Only gripe I have is lens cap has no string attachment to body of camera, so think you could lose cap very easily”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 four years ago “The Cyber-shot HX300 pairs a brand new 50x optical zoom lens - capable of a 24-1200mm equ”.

Four Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who bought the Sony DSC-HX300 thought it had a good autofocus. Gordon Thorne said “Focusing is very good”. Gordon Thorne also mentioned “The manual focus button is a good idea”. Mark Griffiths said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent images great focus and zoom”.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Laurence mentioned on Amazon “The steadyshot optical stabiliser does a fantastic job at keeping the camera steady for you” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 and rated it 5 stars. Stuart Vine mentioned “The stabilisation is great, no more blurred pictures” in his review.

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Good Video Capture

A few Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Laurence wrote in his Sony DSC-HX300 review “Great Photos, Excellant Video, Incredible Zoom, "Need I Say More” and scored it 5 stars. Laurence also mentioned “Brilliant photos, excellant video”. Mr. Mark S. Killelay gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “Video is excellent quality too, watched video on HD laptop”.

Robust

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was well made. Buy's Too Much... scored the Sony DSC-HX300 very highly and mentioned on Amazon “However it is well build, intuitive to use”. Media Man mentioned on Amazon “The HX300 though is built very well and feels a quality made camera.” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review. Trev-R wrote four years ago “This is a well made camera for the money, thought has gone into the design” in their review.

Several customers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX300 thought it was strong and durable. John wrote “They are robust and are easy to handle as everything is at hand”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The HX300 comes across as reassuringly robust and built-to-last when gripped in the palm, particularly with the lens resting dormant within its prote”.

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Good Technical Features

Five Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX300 thought it had good features. Four years ago Chris Aka Skip wrote on Amazon “It's a lot of fun learning and playing around with the cameras settings and features and near enough a perfect shot each time (for me anyway” in his review. Hawkerdavidjohn mentioned on Amazon “Appears to be a fairly good camera, with many features, requiring some practice” in their review. Mrs. J. A. Cullen mentioned on Amazon “One of the great features I like about this camera” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Iain S. Palin wrote on Amazon “It has an eyepiece electronic viewfinder you can use as an alternative to the screen when taking your pictures”. Four years ago Stuart Vine mentioned on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder is useful for capturing moving subjects” and scored the Sony DSC-HX300 very highly. Trev-R said on Amazon in the same month “The LCD screen can be tilted up and down and switching to the electronic viewfinder is simply a matter of pressing one button, recessed to stop it being accidentally pressed” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One customer reckoned that it had a good screen. One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Support

A few customers who purchased the product thought it had good technical guidance. Goose wrote in their Sony DSC-HX300 review on Amazon “The on screen guide and the ease of use works well”. Two years ago Luke mentioned on Amazon “The manual modes allow for great customisation if you know what you are doing” in his Sony DSC-HX300 review. M. Coker gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony DSC-HX300 review three years ago “A proper manual and a bit of string to attach to the lens cap”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer who bought the Sony DSC-HX300 wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Four years ago Frank mentioned in his review “It wants a direct USB connection.I really do love it”. One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it had gps. Suzy wrote in her review on Amazon four years ago “I would readily trade it for GPS as I've never had a need for it”.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony bridge cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Flash

Some people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good flash. Trev-R gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The flash seems OK for most snapshot type situations”. Four years ago expert review site Firstpost.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “You don't get hot-shoe for external flash, RAW support, fully articulati” however they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300 that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the Sony DSC-HX300's digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest digital zoom of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300 is 2x, the biggest is 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a fairly big optical zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago is 12MP and the highest is 21MP. The megapixel of the DSC-HX300 of 20.4 megapixels is one of the highest amongst bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Sony camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 1,300 millimeter, the DSC-HX300 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. Cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the DSC-HX300 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX300 is 2s, the longest is 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 460 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 that we have assessed the display resolution (numeric) of, the DSC-HX300's display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels is one of the highest.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony DSC-HX300 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX300 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. Most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-HX300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a better display than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a TFT display, whereas most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst display amongst comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years is 3.5, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19. The DSC-HX300 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX300.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras of this age and type range from 2ms to 1,800ms, and the average start-up time is 1,100ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the DSC-HX300 has a quite short start-up time compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX300.

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18 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Two customers said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Chris Aka Skip wrote on Amazon “The battery for me lasts roughly 300 shots” in his Sony DSC-HX300 review. Four years ago Music Lover said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “You can't simply remove the battery and let it charge while you use a second battery”.

Price Increase of £68.29

In the last 39 days the DSC-HX300 has increased in price by £68.29.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-HX300 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX300 also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-HX300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DSC-HX300 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The DSC-HX300 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX300 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 are not waterproof. The DSC-HX300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-HX300 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-HX300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years is 9.3x. The DSC-HX300 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-HX300 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-HX300 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-HX300 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (26 millimeters) amongst bridge cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX300 range from 4.5mm to 28mm.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 is 500g, and the weights range from 120g to 910g. With a weight of 623 grams, the Sony DSC-HX300 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300.

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Not Cheap

We think this bridge camera camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of a similar spec and age. The cheapeast camera of a similar spec and age that we found costs £113 and the most expensive costs £939.

4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX300

Released Over Four Years Ago

This bridge camera camera was released over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX300 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function

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Expert Reviews

(37)
8 November 2013

Better for videos than for photos, but still a strong contender...

24 September 2013

The HX300, with its monster Carl Zeiss zoom, can easily handle landscape/scenic photography, wildlife photography, event photography (festivals, concerts, parties, family gatherings), and travel...

30 August 2013

Tweet The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-HX300 is a new digicam with a super zoom with a 20.4 megapixel back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. With a 1920 x 1080 50 p Full HD video recording facility the... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Cyber-shot HX300 brings a 50x zoom and 20 million pixels to Sony's bridge camera. But as impressive as those numbers may look on the spec sheet, in real terms, their advantages are debatable....

1 June 2013

The Cyber-shot HX300 is a camera designed with one purpose in mind - to provide an extraordinarily long zoom range. To look at it another, more cynical way, it's Sony's competition for the Canon...

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User Reviews

(206)
Reviewed 9 April 2013 by Dick
Dick would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 (Verified Purchase)

This was purchased for a travel camera, because my Canon equipment is HEAVY and draws envious attention. I find the Sony creeping into my local shooting (I'm making a book on Orange County, CA... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2013 by Hondapaul
Hondapaul would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

All round this is an excellent camera, easy to use good picture quality and a zoom to die for...

Reviewed 6 April 2013 by Jay - SonyALphaLab
Jay - SonyALphaLab would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

A really good Super zoom for an affordable price!! Don't expect to Hand-hold @ 1200mm with-out brcing yourself though. 1200mm is so much zoom, that the camera shake is intense at the end of the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Sparky
Sparky would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my 14 year old son who has taken an interest in photography. He's a full-on computer geek who likes making videos as well as stills, and puts them into slideshows, merges... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2014 by Alemdar125

Very good quality.. It came complete and in very good condition. I highly recommend this provider.And I highly recommend this photographic camera SONYY...

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