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Sony DSC-H300
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Sony DSC-H300 Digital Camera

$279.92
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20.1MP 35x CCD Sep 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Bridge cameras produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-H300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H300.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-H300, the DSC-H300 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H300 is 16MP, and the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP. The DSC-H300 has a quite high megapixel count (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H300.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and 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 bridge camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Four Supported Batteries

The Sony DSC-H300 is a four supported battery camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H300 is 730mm. At 954 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H300 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The DSC-H300 has a quite many total megapixel count (20.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H300. The average total megapixel count of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H300 is 17MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 22MP.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-H300 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Slide show playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H300.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-H300 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and spec. Across all bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels and the best is 5472 x 3648 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this spec and age. 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 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-H300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H300 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the DSC-H300 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H300.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-H300 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H300.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price], or the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support video recording. The DSC-H300 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H300 are not 3D compatible. The Sony DSC-H300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-H300 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-H300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price], or the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price] both from Fujifilm.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-H300 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H300 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the DSC-H300 does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H300 range from 2x to 500x. The DSC-H300 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

If this bridge camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H300 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 5152 x 2896. Across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H300 the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-H300 has a very short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H300. The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 20s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H300. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-H300 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1,600 and the highest is 26,000. At only 3,200, the DSC-H300 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H300.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-H300 is more than most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras of this age and spec is 4.5mm and the longest is 28mm. The DSC-H300 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (27.2 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-H300.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-H300 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H300.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 35 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H300 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H300.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8600[plb_2205969_price] (36x and cheaper); or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (42x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The DSC-H300 has a pretty typical weight (495 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H300.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] (448g) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
Focal Length
Panorama Mode
Technical Details
Image Processor
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(1)

You would have to shell out some 40£ more to get yourself a carrying case,micro SD card and re-chargable batteries and charger.This is my first camera. Read few review about few other cameras and... Read more…

Zoom works well
There are few other special effects like toy camera that works well as well
The manual mode is nice, you can experiment and learn different photography techniques by adjusting those parameters and taking pics
You can take good photos
Bad under low light
Lot of noise while taking photos of far away objects under low light
Sometimes the focus changes automatically while taking videos, which makes it blurry
My experience with this camera has been good so far
Like each camera has it

User Reviews

(173)
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Tzik NYC
(Verified Purchase)

This camera looks good, but that is about it. There is no option to disable the automatic preview and it is very slow in saving the image every time you take a picture causing you to miss a lot of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 May 2014 by NST-FOTO

I love my new camera. I personally think the price is greate for the specs this product carries...

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Kkhs

Si no puedes pagar Una cámara profesional esta es una excelente opción. No se mucho de cámaras pero para los que somos inexpertos y solo nos gusta tomar fotos por hobbie o por viaje es una... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2015 by BlueJ
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera that takes excellent photos for a cheaper budget camera. Not the best in low light scene but still better than high end stock phone cameras. I only wish it could manually focus but the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Lag Shutter Delay
No Viewfinder
Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Shatners Toupee

I love this camera. I bought it prior to my Christmas holiday in Rome, where there are plenty of sites to photograph. This is my first bridge camera. It is easy enough to figure out, but I have... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch300ru3, dsch300bceh
Barcodes 00027242873810, 00845251049411, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

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