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Sony Cybershot DSC-H300

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Sony Cybershot DSC-H300

$178.00
Sony Cybershot DSC-H300
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A top-value and classic bridge camera, with outstanding features
Bridge 20.1MP 35x No Sep 2013
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Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 number 112 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
2 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
91
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 93?

It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Larger than average minimum aperture number
Easy to use, powerful zoom with true image detail - capture 20 megapixel photos - easily get the beauty and emotion of special moments with the 20 effective megapixel super HAD CCD image sensor
Super zoom, easy to use with no lens changes - whatever you want to capture, you're covered by the powerful 35x optical zoom lens that retracts neatly into the camera body
Get a wider view - make sure nothing's left out of the picture: the wide angle lens packs more into holiday scenes, interiors and group shots
Serious DSLR styling - shoot like a pro with high-quality body styling and a sure, comfortable grip that performs like a bigger, bulkier DSLR camera
Add artistic picture effects - add creative effects to stills, movies, and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software
Don't leave it to guesswork - intelligent auto recognises a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time
Do plenty with an AA battery-operated camera - get creative with an AA battery-operated camera with DSLR body. the aa-type dry-cell battery is hassle-free and easy to replace
Shoot crisp HD movies - a dedicated movie shoot button makes it easy to film clear, detail-packed HD video clips to play on your HD television
Don't worry about unsteady hands - optical steadyshot cuts camera shake for clearer, sharper still photos without blur
See the finer details - frame and view your shots and movies on the large, very high-resolution 7.5cm (3.0 ) clear photo LCD screen
Flatter your portrait subject - let the camera automatically remove skin blemishes, brighten teeth, widen eyes, and cut forehead shine when you capture portraits

How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 is 127.5mm wide and 91.7mm tall. It is 89mm deep and weighs 495g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 front dimensions
Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 size in context

Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Fantastic Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $178.00 it is still in the cheapest 19% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 and the United States price of $178.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £198.99 ($198.99).

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Cybershot DSC-H300's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is higher than 80% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Cybershot DSC-H300 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 35x is bigger than 84% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-H300 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-H300's minimum aperture number of 3 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 27% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Cybershot DSC-H300's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 41% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 of 495g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 82% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Cybershot DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 27.2mm is longer than 76% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 34% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The start-up time of the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 of 1,000ms is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 30% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the start-up times range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 580ms.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-H300's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than 92% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Cybershot DSC-H300 of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-H300 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Cybershot DSC-H300 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 50MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB. The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300's internal memory of 55MB is in the biggest 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Cybershot DSC-H300 features smile detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 has a carrying case. 88% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dsch300b, sony n113599w

Barcodes:

00027242873810, 00845251049411, 00845251069464, 00845251069471, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

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