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Sony DSC-WX300 Digital Camera

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18.2MP 20x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser 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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48 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

The expert at one more expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This Sony camera received a "Silver" award from Onfoto.ru.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 243 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 90%.

Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased the Sony DSC-WX300 mentioned that it had a good battery life. A. Cackett wrote “Easy to use, produces sharp images and has an impressive battery life too”. Anestis Chrysostomou said on Amazon “And the battery last enough to do my work everytime” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Fionamac said on Amazon “Small, light, easy to use, great zoom, very high quality images, battery lasts ages” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review.

Easy to Use

Several people reckoned that it was easy to use. Angela Davies said “Great product, many features, easy to use” in her Sony DSC-WX300 review. Two years ago Biro gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote 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”. Biro also mentioned “With lots of different settings that are easy to use and produce great photos”.

Some Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-WX300 was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Annec mentioned on Amazon “Takes excellent high quality photos with a huge range of settings”. Marty said “Simple to understand settings” in his review. Three years ago Mavis said in her review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “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 customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 considered that it was easy to assemble. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “In early 2013, any camera-maker wanting to build a high-end compact that's bang on trend has a pretty simple formula to follow”.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner thought the product was easy to handle. Mavis scored the product 5 stars and she wrote “The book says the screen coating can be damaged so it makes me feel more relaxed handling camera” in her review of this digital camera.

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

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-seven customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. A. Cackett mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great camera for a non-expert who still wants decent quality photos” in their review of this digital camera. A. J. Parmar scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Thirdly the picture quality is great! Not as good as these SLR images”. Aaron Wingrove scored this digital camera very highly and he mentioned two years ago “Its a lovely camera with excellent picture and video quality”.

Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Aaron Wingrove wrote 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” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300. Chris wrote on Amazon “The 3" screen is clear and bright however not touch screen or HD, features that would be nice” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Chris also said “The camera has a very nice design, with lots of nifty little features, for example the editing built into the camera”.

Good Size

Several Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers reckoned that this digital camera was compact. A. J. Parmar scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “However I decided to make the jump to the compact camera”. A. J. Parmar also mentioned “Its more, occupying the gap between a compact camera and the compact SLR market”. Al gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and he said “This a great compact camera especially for the price”.

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who bought the Sony DSC-WX300 thought it was thin. Expert website Techtree.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an ideal camera to carry around in your entourage” . Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “We appreciate the light, slim design” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Samuel Theodore rated this digital camera as very good and he mentioned “I got a Porsche in the (beautiful) body of a Volkswagen” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300.

One customer who bought it thought it was lightweight. Cassandra mentioned on Amazon two years ago “A nice little camera, easy to handle, lightweight” in her review of this digital camera. One customer who purchased the product considered that it was a good weight. Boswynn said “I have been looking for a light weight camera with super zoom” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner concluded that it was easy to carry around. Mr. Edward Michael Jeffery wrote two years ago “Another hit, so easy to carry with you at all times, I can not praise this camera enought”.

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Nice Design

Several people said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was good looking. Two years ago Conor Brown rated the product as very good and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “Compact, stylish and the picture quality is great”. Ferisan mentioned “The image quality is pretty good, especially in low light situations” in their review of this digital camera. Michelle mentioned in November last year “Beautiful, has the high quality functions” in her review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Some Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 said that it was a good design. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “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” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review and scored the Sony DSC-WX300 80 out of 100. Expert website Mymobile.co.in wrote “Sony has forged a formidable reputation for cutting edge design over the years” .

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat.

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Robust

Several people who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 reckoned that it was well made. A. J. Parmar said “Very well built and incredibly sturdy” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Chris gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and he 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 review of the Sony DSC-WX300. Gj Gration mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “Once on it's solid”.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it was good at resisting water ingress. A. J. Parmar mentioned in their review two years ago “Would have been nice if Sony had applied is waterproofing of its Xperia Z & Z1 devices to this camera” and scored it very highly.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty people thought the Sony DSC-WX300 was able to produce good images. Two years ago Annec said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “Even took great photos of fireworks!”. In the same month Bonny mentioned on Amazon “I was well pleased with the photographs I took on holiday while in China”. Bonny also said “The quality of photographs made editing easy”.

A number of people who purchased the Sony DSC-WX300 agreed that it was good in low light. Gj Gration mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX300 review on Amazon three 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 mentioned “It's low light level performance is excellent and I particularly like the wireless download feature.I am a photo journalist”.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Steves-Digicams.com said “Quick TakeProsAll shooting modes are very easy to use”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Al said “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”. Amazon Customer said in their Sony DSC-WX300 review three years ago “Has hugh zoom 20x and loads of features you would expect to find on a much larger camera” . Anestis Chrysostomou mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX300 review on Amazon also three years ago “Strong with 20X optical zoom”.

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers reckoned that it had a good lens. Three years ago Blackbottle mentioned in their review on Amazon “It now has dust inside the lens”. Graem said “It is ver hard to aim it accurately, particularly when using the massive 20X telephoto lens, especially when in bright sunlight” in their review.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who bought this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus. Marty mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It is quick to switch on and focus to take a quick shot” .

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. Aaron Wingrove gave it a very good review and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The sound on the video is very clear” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review. Bonny wrote in her review of this digital camera “Sony have made it very easy to take stunning shots and great video”. Daniel Seville wrote “The video quality is awesome when played via the micro hdmi or when transferred to a PC (on the highest quality settings)”.

Good Connectivity

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was wifi compatible. Gj Gration said “Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300. Gj Gration also mentioned “The WiFi is tons better than Eye-Fi in that it actually works when you want it to”. Ephotozine.com wrote “The Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images with smartphones”.

One customer thought the Sony DSC-WX300 was good in terms of connectivity.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony compact camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Good Support

Several customers said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. L. Jane wrote “Excellent value for money - does so much you need to keep the instructions handy” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Mavis scored it 5 stars and she mentioned “There is even instruction book on camera just in case” in her review.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good flash. Daniel Seville wrote two years ago “The pictures were exceptionally clear and detailed without using the flash” and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 thought it was noisy.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony DSC-WX300 owners reckoned that the product had a good screen. Mymobile.co.in wrote in their Sony DSC-WX300 review “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

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At 80 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX300 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V (810x and higher rated).

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-WX300 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 510 HS, the Samsung EX2F, and the Nikon Coolpix P520 is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX300 do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 18.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

Alternative 18.2MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-WX200 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100 ($199.95) (20.2MP), or the Samsung NX20 ($369.42) (20.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. Cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300 have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x.

We compared this camera to all the other 20x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24), and the PowerShot SX260 HS both from Canon is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (21x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (30x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-WX300 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX300 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX300.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-WX300 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of this age and type.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX300 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX300. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel count of the DSC-WX300 of 21.1 megapixels is one of the most amongst cameras of this age and type. The least total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 10MP and the most is 15,000,000MP.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The DSC-WX300 is a five aspheric element digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 320h. The DSC-WX300 has one of the longer maximum battery lives (8.5 hours) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The DSC-WX300 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (8) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX300 is 2, the smallest is 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 range from 13mm to 1,800mm. With a maximum focal length of 500 millimeters, the DSC-WX300 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the DSC-WX300 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX300 is 170mAh and the biggest is 2,000mAh. The Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly big battery capacity (1,240 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX300.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-WX300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-WX300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six 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 released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also support a video resolution 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX300.

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

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Supports One Audio Format

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AC3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The DSC-WX300 has one of the higher display resolutions (460,800 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average display resolution of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX300 is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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TFT Display

The DSC-WX300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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. The worst display of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300 is 96, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800. The DSC-WX300 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed (only 80) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX300.

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Narrow

With a width of only 92.3 millimeters, the DSC-WX300 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The widths of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300 range from 22mm to 470mm.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX300 range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The DSC-WX300 is one of the shorter compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300 (only 52.4 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type support video recording, however the DSC-WX300 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot A3200 IS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 ($369.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX300, the Sony DSC-WX300 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00).

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Sony DSC-WX300 does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX300 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-WX300 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Sony camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s. At only 4 seconds, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX300. The smallest minimum aperture of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

The start-up time of the DSC-WX300 of 2,000 milliseconds is one of the longest amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the cameras of this age and type the start-up times range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,200ms.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix F660, and the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2" and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung GC100 (4.8" and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, and the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5100 (CCD), or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The DSC-WX300 has a relatively average weight (139 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Focal Length
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Electrical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

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(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

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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, dscwx300rceh, dscwx300rce3
Barcodes 00027242862333, 00027242862340, 00905524939781, 04905524939644, 04905524939729, 04905524939736, 04905524939743, 04905524939767, 04905524939781, 04905524939798, 04905524939811, 04905524940039, 04905524940060, 04905524940077, 04905524940084

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