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Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Sony DSC-H300

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
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (35x). 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 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (2x). 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.

46mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,000mm, however the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera (46mm shorter).
3.2mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3.2mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (27.2mm).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has an HDMI, however the Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

1g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a weight of 494g, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g 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.

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 176 reviews).
2 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 is only a 16.1MP 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.

More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 541 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 ranks No. 2236.

Reasons Against

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

Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2236 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 541.
9 Reasons Against
7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42x 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 2x, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 4x 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.

5% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 954mm maximum focal length. That's 46mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (954mm).
12% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.2mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.2mm shorter).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

1% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 1g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (495g). 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.

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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

4 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
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Date Released

16 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
5.9 5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3 3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,000mm
BEST
954mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 4.5 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 8 0.4 - 6.8
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 MOV
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 89mm
Depth
98.2mm 91.7mm
Width
122.8mm 127.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
494g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL5 AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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