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Sony DSCHX300

A classic compact digital camera with good features
Compact 20.4MP 50x No Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSCHX300 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSCHX300 number 496 across all digital cameras.
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886 Reviews
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good video capture, picture quality and lens quality. However they also report it is not an acceptable size.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Not waterproof

Sony DSCHX300 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony DSCHX300?

The Sony DSCHX300 is 129.6mm wide and 93.2mm tall. It is 103.2mm deep and weighs 623g.

Sony DSCHX300 front dimensions

Sony DSCHX300 size in context

Sony DSCHX300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

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

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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this camera as fantastic on average. 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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Customers Report Good Video Capture

27 customers thought the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

223 owners who bought it thought it was able to produce good images, 13 people who purchased the product said that it was good in low light and six people reckoned that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. four customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce clear pictures.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

97 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom, 10 people who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens and nine people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. seven people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

32 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

130 customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSCHX300 was easy to use, 16 customers considered that it was easy to use the menus and four owners who purchased it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Nice Design

23 owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good looking.

Users Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

10 owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky and two owners who purchased it mentioned that it was not a good body shape.

Users Report Good Product Quality

75 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

50 owners who purchased it said that it was good value for money.

Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 32,324 user and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two people who bought it agreed that it had good technical guidance.

  • This camera is awesome! Even though the instruction booklet was not very good At explaining how to use the camera it is an excellent camera…
  • Clear and crisp pictures easy to use easy instructions long battery life…

Users Report Great Battery Life

16 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSCHX300 had a good flash.

Users Report it is Robust

Four people who purchased the Sony DSCHX300 reckoned that it was well made and two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners said in their reviews that it had a good screen and four customers thought the product had a good viewfinder.


Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The DSCHX300's sensor megapixels of 20.4MP is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital 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 Sony DSCHX300 has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The DSCHX300's optical zoom of 50x is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the DSCHX300 of 2.8 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSCHX300 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The weight of the DSCHX300 of 623g is in the heaviest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the DSCHX300 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

The DSCHX300 is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSCHX300 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony DSCHX300's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DSCHX300 is 4896 x 3672 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This Sony digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 4320 x 3240 pixels, 4000 x 3000 pixels, 4608 x 2592 pixels plus 13 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Sony DSCHX300 of 100x is in the biggest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSCHX300's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,300mm is in the longest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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400 Battery Life

The Sony DSCHX300 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSCHX300 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The DSCHX300 features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of digital cameras range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. The playback zoom (max) of the Sony DSCHX300 of only 8x is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 19% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

Across all the cameras the start-up times range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 740ms. The DSCHX300's start-up time of only 2ms is fairly fast compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSCHX300 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSCHX300 in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx300package, sony dschx300bc, sony dschx300v
Barcodes 00017856003840, 00027242862128, 00617401947140, 00617401947157, 00617401947164, 00905524936711, 04905524936056, 04905524936667, 04905524936711, 04905524936728, 04905524936735, 05054230862438

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony DSCHX300

Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
83% larger maximum aperture number
480 shots battery life (CIPA standard)
460 times lower display resolution (numeric)
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
2x lower display resolution (numeric)

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