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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

$540.86
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300
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Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and gigantic optical zoom 623g digital camera, with a good spec.
teknokulis.com Value for Money Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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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 566 across all digital cameras.

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Reviews
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Features
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 94% 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
Average 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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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (839 reviews).

68%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Recommended Awards

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs.
Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Recommended from Camera Labs

2 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites optyczne.pl and fotomaniak.pl.
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2 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites Ephotozine and teknokulis.com.
Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Value for Money from teknokulis.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300?

Picture Quality
375
39
Lens System
240
36
Features
275
6
Ease of Use
208
2
Video Capability
54
9
Viewfinder / Screen
27
14
Price
90
19
Design
51
7
Size and Weight
26
27
Camera Uses
12
0
Flash
7
6
Battery
22
1
Support
9
5
Robustness
11
0
Noise Level
2
2
Connectivity
3
1
Exposure Controls
0
1
Capacity
2
0
Product Quality
1
0

How Good Are Sony Digital Cameras?

We have evaluated 37,651 expert reviews and 221,289 user reviews for digital cameras written online and used this information to calculate an average rating for Sony digital cameras of 89%. This makes Sony the 4th best camera brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels
5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution
Average 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

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 20.4MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 88% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. §.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's optical zoom of 50x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 95% of all 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 typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 63% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has an image stabiliser. 69% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 12,800 is higher than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of only 0.00025s is shorter than 66% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The camera shutter speeds of cameras range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0089s.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has a built-in flash, as do 67% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g. The weight of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 623g is in the heaviest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that 93% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,300mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 93% of all cameras when sorted 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 580ms. The start-up time of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 of only 2ms is in the fastest 30% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The Cybershot DSC-HX300's display diagonal of 3" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 68% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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400 Battery Life

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

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Features Face Detection

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 features face detection. 89% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Cybershot DSC-HX300 is 3648 x 2736. That's 29% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3072 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a still image resolution of 640x480, 1920x1080, 2592x1944 plus 1 more value. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 6000 x 3368 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-HX300's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras. §.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 9.6x. The digital zoom of the Cybershot DSC-HX300 of 200x is bigger than 99% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS. 91% of cameras also do not have a GPS.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Cybershot DSC-HX300 has an HDMI port, unlike 74% 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 average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 29% of all cameras when ranked 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 lower than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 9.8x.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 is currently ranked number 566 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

There was a cheaper price of $420.40 on Amazon US 16 days ago.

The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 against some of its competitors.

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Manufacturer's Description

20.4MP Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

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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Picture Quality
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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
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
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
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
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
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
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Start-Up Time
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
Other Features
Built-in Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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Barcodes

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