Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Nikon Coolpix P530
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (35xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (2xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

3.2mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3.2mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (27.2mmmm).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3 higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (3,200).
1g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a weight of 494gg, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495gg digital camera (1g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6% shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a height of 84.1mmmm. That's 4.9mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (89mmmm).
Narrower Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is 122.8mmmm wide. That's 4.7mm narrower than the Sony DSC-H300 (127.5mmmm).
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 79% based on 12 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 91% based on 34 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82% (based on 173 reviews).
6 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 953mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (954mmmm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Moderately thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 98.2mmmm deep digital camera (6.5mm thicker).
$174 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 costs $174 less than the Nikon Coolpix P530.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Sony DSC-H300 (20.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

953x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a maximum focal length of 1,000mmmm, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (953mm longer).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (80).
7% thicker Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is 98.2mmmm deep. That's 6.5mm thicker than the Sony DSC-H300 (91.7mmmm).
More expensive by $174
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is $174 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300.
Fewer sellers
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is only stocked by 6 shops, but the Sony DSC-H300 is stocked by 10 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
9 Reasons Against
7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35xx, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera (7x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2xx, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

12% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length of 27.2mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3.2mm shorter).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 higher).
1% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495gg digital camera. That's 1g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (495gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly taller Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 89mmmm tall, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is an 84.1mmmm tall digital camera (4.9mm shorter).
4.7mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 122.8mmmm wide digital camera (4.7mm narrower).
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Nikon Coolpix P530's is 79% (based on 12 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Nikon Coolpix P530's is 91% (based on 34 reviews).

Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
35x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
5.9 5.9
Minimum Aperture
3 3
Maximum Focal Length
1,000mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure
14/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 2s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 4.5 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 8 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 MOV
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
56MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
494g
BEST
495g
Height
84.1mm
BEST
89mm
Depth
98.2mm 91.7mm
BEST
Width
122.8mm
BEST
127.5mm
Weight Including Battery
494g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL5 AA
Maximum Battery Life
4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V
Battery Recharge Time
4.17h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
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