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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300
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A classic and good spec 623g camera
50x 623g Bridge 20.4MP Apr 2013
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 number 197 in best selling cameras and number 560 across all digital cameras.

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Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this 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 cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
Very big optical zoom
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

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Overall Review Score

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 has received an average review score of 83% based on 775 reviews.

Reviews Breakdown

70% of customers would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300.
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Average Rating of Sony Digital Cameras

We have analysed 28,486 expert reviews and 126,145 user reviews for digital cameras available online and used these reviews to evaluate an average rating for Sony digital cameras of 87%. This makes Sony the 3rd best rated digital camera brand according to customer reviews.

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Key Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels
5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution
Very Big Optical Zoom
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
Average Minimum Aperture Number
Has an Image Stabiliser
Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Very Short Camera Shutter Speed
Has a Built-in Flash
Heavier Than Average
Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 20.4MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all cameras when ranked 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 common resolution. §.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 50x is in the biggest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 2.8 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 41% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has an image stabiliser, as do 72% of digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than 73% of all cameras when ordered 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 15,000.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than 66% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.0079s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 has a built-in flash. 69% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's weight of 623g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 89% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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Not Waterproof

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that 91% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 9.5x. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300's digital zoom of 200x is in the biggest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Cybershot DSC-HX300's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's maximum playback zoom of only 8x is in the lowest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum playback zoom of all digital cameras is 10x, with the lowest being 1x and the highest being 39x.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 70% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Face Detection

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 features face detection. 85% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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400 Battery Life

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The Cybershot DSC-HX300's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 69% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most other digital cameras, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 94% lower still image resolution than a 2784 x 1856 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 1984 x 1984.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The start-up time of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of only 2ms is faster than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is faster than 72% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have start-up times of between 0.1ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 600ms.

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 is currently ranked number 560 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Manufacturer's Description

Shoot like a pro with powerful zooming

20.4MP, Exmor R CMOS, 50x optical zoom, 7.5cm (3.0") LCD, Full HD, Intelligent Auto, manual control

- Get up close with a powerful 50x optical zoom
- Capture highly detailed images, even in low light
- Handles like a DSLR with no need to change lenses

Take your photography to the next level

Explore the creative freedom of manual controls plus DSLR-style design that fits comfortably in your hand. Pull any scene closer with the 50x optical zoom. Lock on to your subject with fast autofocus. Give your photos a professional finish, even when the lights are low.

One lens, endless possibilities

Forget changing lenses while you re in the wild or on the beach: every photo opportunity's covered with the powerful 50x optical zoom lens. Grab expansive, wide-angle landscapes or zoom in for telephoto close-ups of animals and birds, while your camera keeps it all steady.

No guesswork needed

Wondering which settings are best Let your camera do all the work. From close-ups to twilight portraits, your camera adjusts everything automatically so you easily get the results you want, no fuss. It even detects if your subject's moving, cutting motion blur in any scene.

Keep pace with moment

Grab those spur-of-the moment photo opportunities that only happen once. Speedy autofocus snaps accurately onto your subject for crisp, blur-free shots even at high zoom settings or in dim light where other cameras struggle.

Capture detail, even in low-light

More detail means better pictures and Full HD video. Capture moments that really stand out from the crowd with an Exmor R CMOS sensor that cuts out picture noise for clear, sharp results, even at dusk or indoors when the lights are dim.

Smooth and steady Full HD movies

Just touch a button and shoot brilliantly crisp, detailed Full HD video clips: you'll enjoy stable, blur-free images even while walking or zooming. Record in 50p mode and film 50 frames of Full HD (1920x1080) every second for silky-smooth, cinematic action.

Get that professional look

Show you re serious about taking better pictures. Effortlessly handle lengthy shooting assignments with a compact DSLR-style camera body that fits comfortably in your hand. Every control's carefully placed and easy to reach, like you'd expect from a DSLR camera.

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 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Camera Type
Megapixels
Picture Quality
Image Stabiliser
Image Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Sensor Type
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Energy Star Certified
Waterproof
Dustproof
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Focusing
Smile Detection
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (Tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Modes
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Minimum ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Pre-Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (Tele)
Flash Range (Wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Card
Display
Display Diagonal
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
AV Output
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS
White Balance
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Start-Up Time
Electronic Compass
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (Including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Built-in Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Camera Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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