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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

$540.86
$425.00 $116 cheaper than 10 days ago
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300
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A classic and affordable compact camera, with great features and one of the biggest optical zooms on the market
Compact 20.4MP 50x No Apr 2013
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 number 112 in best selling cameras and number 176 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
789 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
HX300 digital compact camera
Take your photography to the next level
One lens, endless possibilities
No guesswork needed
Keep pace with moment
Capture detail, even in low-light
Smooth and steady full HD movies
Get that professional look

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How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 129.6mm wide and 93.2mm tall. It is 103.2mm deep and weighs 623g.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 20.4MP is higher than 89% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's optical zoom of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 25% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 2.8 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 31% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 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 Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 623g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Not Waterproof

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that 92% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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400 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Cybershot DSC-HX300 which takes 400 battery life.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 6.3 is larger than 78% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of only 8x is lower than 87% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum playback zoom of all cameras is 10x, with the lowest being 1x and the highest being 39x.

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Features Face Detection

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 100x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms. The start-up time of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of only 2ms is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 28% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 38% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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