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Sony DSC-WX300
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Sony DSC-WX300 Digital Camera

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18.2MP 20x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Bring the world closer with a slim, super zoom Capture 18.2 megapixel detail, even in low light: Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 18.2 effective... More
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45 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this digital camera was good.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site said that this Sony camera was very good. Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Silver" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 75% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 243 owner reviews this compact camera camera has an overall owner rating of 90%.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was good quality. A. Cackett said on Amazon “Great camera for a non-expert who still wants decent quality photos”. A. J. Parmar mentioned on Amazon “Thirdly the picture quality is great! Not as good as these SLR images” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Aaron Wingrove said on Amazon “Its a lovely camera with excellent picture and video quality”.

Nice Design

Six Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Conor Brown wrote “Compact, stylish and the picture quality is great” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Ferisan scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on Amazon “The image quality is pretty good, especially in low light situations”. Michelle mentioned two years ago “Beautiful, has the high quality functions”.

Some Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Chris wrote “The camera has a very nice design, with lots of nifty little features, for example the editing built into the camera” in his review of this digital camera. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “Add to that a cutting-edge design, Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 megapixel resolution, 10fps burst shooting, 500 shot battery life, built-in Wi-fi con”. Expert website Techtree.com mentioned “The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an ideal camera to carry around in your entourage” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer said in their reviews that it was neat.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers reckoned that it had good features. Aaron Wingrove said on Amazon “It has great features the only bad thing about this camera is sending the pics through wifi, I cant seem to get it working”. Angela Davies said in her review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on Amazon two years ago “Great product, many features, easy to use”. Chris mentioned in his review on Amazon “The 3" screen is clear and bright however not touch screen or HD, features that would be nice”.

Robust

A few customers considered that the product was well made. A. J. Parmar rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Very well built and incredibly sturdy”. Four years ago Chris wrote “The video is full 1080p and the camera has built in stereo speakers to listen to the clips after your have shot them” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review. Gj Gration mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 also four years ago “Once on it's solid” .

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at resisting water ingress. A. J. Parmar wrote “Would have been nice if Sony had applied is waterproofing of its Xperia Z & Z1 devices to this camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 owners who purchased the product thought it had a good battery life. Three years ago A. Cackett gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Easy to use, produces sharp images and has an impressive battery life too” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Anestis Chrysostomou said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “And the battery last enough to do my work everytime”. Fionamac mentioned in their review “Small, light, easy to use, great zoom, very high quality images, battery lasts ages” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was good value for money. Anestis Chrysostomou mentioned on Amazon “Super camera, with super zoom in super price”. Jay rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Very good quality at an extremely good price” in his review of this digital camera. Kauffeld wrote four years ago “For this price it is a super good camera” in their review and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 5 stars.

A number of customers reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Ferisan wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “If you want a great deal of manual control, then maybe this camera isn't for you” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Katy scored the Sony DSC-WX300 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “After having used it lots on holiday I can reveal that it is perfect and a bargain for it's technical capabilities”. Four years ago Mavis mentioned “I'd advise getting a screen protector, just cheap one will do” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was easy to use. Three years ago Biro said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on Amazon “I should have bought it sooner as I was not familiar enough with it's capabilities to use it effectively on that occassion” and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 5 stars. Biro also wrote “With lots of different settings that are easy to use and produce great photos”. Carole rated it 4 stars and she said “The camera is small and compact, easy to use with good quality pictures”.

A number of customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use the menus. Annec scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on Amazon three years ago “Takes excellent high quality photos with a huge range of settings”. Also three years ago Marty said on Amazon “Simple to understand settings”. Mavis mentioned on Amazon “The battery lasts ages on full charge! Finally I can stop keeping duracell in business! There are two settings to records video, one lets you take photos whilst videoing”.

One person reckoned that it was easy to setup. Jay said on Amazon “Extremely easy to set up and use” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300.

One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX300 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. M. Pinch wrote four years ago “I love the camera because it fits in a pocket or handbag and is comfortable to hang on a wrist or carry in one hand”.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was easy to handle. Mavis mentioned “The book says the screen coating can be damaged so it makes me feel more relaxed handling camera” .

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Good Size

Thirty-four Sony DSC-WX300 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. A. J. Parmar said three years ago “However I decided to make the jump to the compact camera” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. A. J. Parmar also wrote “Its more, occupying the gap between a compact camera and the compact SLR market”. Al mentioned in his review in the same month “This a great compact camera especially for the price” .

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “We appreciate the light, slim design” in their review but in spite of that they only rated it 3 stars. One customer considered that the Sony DSC-WX300 was a good weight. Boswynn gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned four years ago “I have been looking for a light weight camera with super zoom”.

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 concluded that it was lightweight. Cassandra said on Amazon “A nice little camera, easy to handle, lightweight” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was easy to carry around. Mr. Edward Michael Jeffery wrote on Amazon “Another hit, so easy to carry with you at all times, I can not praise this camera enought” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 considered that it was a good body shape. Samuel Theodore said on Amazon four years ago “I got a Porsche in the (beautiful) body of a Volkswagen”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Annec said on Amazon “Even took great photos of fireworks!” and rated the Sony DSC-WX300 as very good. Bonny said “I was well pleased with the photographs I took on holiday while in China”. Bonny also said “The quality of photographs made editing easy”.

Several Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Gj Gration said four years ago “Low light mode is simply stunning - it does some kind of funky multiple exposure that blends the images - end result is terrific” . John Dickens said on Amazon “It's low light level performance is excellent and I particularly like the wireless download feature.I am a photo journalist”.

One customer thought it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “Quick TakeProsAll shooting modes are very easy to use”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-WX300 owners agreed that it had a good zoom. Al mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on Amazon “The 20 x zoom is amazing for a compact, you can get a great close up of something over 100m away! It has lots of cool features” and rated the Sony DSC-WX300 5 stars. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Has hugh zoom 20x and loads of features you would expect to find on a much larger camera”. Anestis Chrysostomou said “Strong with 20X optical zoom”.

Three Sony DSC-WX300 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Blackbottle mentioned “It now has dust inside the lens” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Four years ago Graem mentioned on Amazon “It is ver hard to aim it accurately, particularly when using the massive 20X telephoto lens, especially when in bright sunlight” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Marty mentioned on Amazon “It is quick to switch on and focus to take a quick shot” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Aaron Wingrove rated it as excellent and he said on Amazon three years ago “The sound on the video is very clear”. Bonny rated this digital camera as excellent and she said on Amazon “Sony have made it very easy to take stunning shots and great video” in her review. Daniel Seville wrote on Amazon “The video quality is awesome when played via the micro hdmi or when transferred to a PC (on the highest quality settings)” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review.

Good Connectivity

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Gj Gration said on Amazon “Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar”. Gj Gration also said “The WiFi is tons better than Eye-Fi in that it actually works when you want it to”. Ephotozine.com wrote four years ago “The Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images with smartphones” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who purchased the product thought it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

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Good Support

Three Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-WX300 had good technical guidance. L. Jane said “Excellent value for money - does so much you need to keep the instructions handy”. Mavis said four years ago “There is even instruction book on camera just in case”.

Good Flash

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 had a good flash. Daniel Seville he wrote “The pictures were exceptionally clear and detailed without using the flash”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 had a good screen. Expert review site Mymobile.co.in mentioned four years ago “For this is a camera that will fit into the palm of your hand more easily than some large screen hands” .

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1x to 810x. When compared to other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300 that we have checked, the DSC-WX300's digital zoom of 80 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX300 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX300 do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-WX300 supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This 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 frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the higher megapixels (18.2 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 18.2MP cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (20.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x.

We compared all the other 20x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], and the Canon SX240 HS[plb_410378_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX300 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-WX300 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Sony camera.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-WX300 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. Across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Five White Balances

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

When compared to other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX300 that we have assessed, the total megapixels of the Sony DSC-WX300 of 21.1 megapixels is one of the most. The total megapixelss of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX300 range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 8.5 hours, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX300. The average battery life (max) of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 16h.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Sony DSC-WX300 is a five number of aspheric elements camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. The DSC-WX300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (8) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 12,800, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300. Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 250mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500 millimeters, the DSC-WX300 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 1,240 milliampere * hour, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest battery capacity of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170mAh, the biggest is 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Sony camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-WX300 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-WX300 has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. Compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX300, the DSC-WX300 does not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-WX300 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX300 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX300, the DSC-WX300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price], or the S110[pl_1462073_price] both from Canon which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX300 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-WX300 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-WX300 is more than most cameras of this type and age. 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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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600, 3200 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this type and age is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the DSC-WX300 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of 2,000 milliseconds, the Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the longest start-up times amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300 the start-up times range from 2ms to 2,000ms.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX300 has a better sensor type than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony DSC-RX100M2[plb_1610616_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] (CCD), or the 105[pl_377573_price] (CCD) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The DSC-WX300 has a pretty typical weight (139 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

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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
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Histogram
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
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 (max)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Panorama
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size
Smartphone Remote Support

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(29)
27 December 2013

This is actually not a bad camera by a long shot but other travel compacts in the same class are a far better buy...

12 October 2013

Small, fast and friendly, but image quality is disappointing...

27 August 2013

By Josh Fate The Sony Cyber-Shot WX300 is an ultra-compact digicam featuring far more versatility and ease of use than you can imagine. Sporting a 20x optical "G" lens and an 18.2-Megapixel ...

14 August 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good Wi-Fi-enabled camera as far as performance and features are concerned. The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an...

17 July 2013

If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice...

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User Reviews

(161)
Reviewed 14 August 2013 by Katy
(Verified Purchase)

Originally as I now tend to use my DSLR for all of my photography and haven't had a compact in several years I felt very out of my depth in choosing a new camera. I went into Currys to look at the... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2013 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a great buy, i would recommend this camera to most people, the pictures it shoots are extremely detailed, and the 20x optical zoom is all you really need in a pocketable camera.... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2013 by GJ GRATION

I own a lot of cameras (too many) & like to have something decent with me at all times. Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar. The WX300 compliments my smart phone... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2013 by C. Clements
(Verified Purchase)

Having used a number of the Panasonic Lumix TZ range of point and shoot type cameras over the years, and having recently suffered some reliability issues, I thought I should try something... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Mark moylan
(Verified Purchase)

Love this camera, haven't yet got to grips with everything it can do, but I took pictures at my daughters wedding and it was brilliant. Superb quality, easy to use, and I am the Picture Editor of... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx300bce3, dscwx300rce3
Barcodes 00027242862333, 00027242862340, 00905524939781, 04905524939644, 04905524939729, 04905524939736, 04905524939743, 04905524939767, 04905524939781, 04905524939798, 04905524939811, 04905524940039, 04905524940060, 04905524940077, 04905524940084

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