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Sony DSC-H300
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Sony DSC-H300 Digital Camera

20.1MP 35x CCD 2x Sep 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Easy To Use, Powerful Zoom With True Image Detail Striking images made simple with a 35x optical zoom, 20MP sensor, HD video, and creative effects - Get closer with the powerful 35x optical... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

CCD Sensor Type

The DSC-H300 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H300.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H300 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] which has better reviews; or the Pentax XG-1[plb_2427725_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras of this type and age range from 12MP to 21MP. The DSC-H300 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-H300 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this Sony camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-H300 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF are also supported by this Sony camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-H300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H300 video resolutionss range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Sony DSC-H300 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H300.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago do have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider including the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price], or the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] or the Pentax XG-1[plb_2427725_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-H300 does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H300 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-H300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price], or the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H300, the DSC-H300 is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H300, the Sony DSC-H300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H300, the Sony DSC-H300 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the DSC-H300 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H300 the digital zooms range from 2x to 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the P600[pl_2176383_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Coolpix P530[pl_2240483_price] (4x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] (4x and cheaper).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-H300 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 5152 x 2896. Across all cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The DSC-H300 has one of the shortest slowest camera shutter speeds (only 2 seconds) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this age and type range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-H300 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H300. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The DSC-H300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H300 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 26,000. The Sony DSC-H300 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 3,200) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-H300 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H300.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type is 4.5mm and the longest is 28mm. At 27.2 millimeters, the DSC-H300 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H300

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H300 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-H300 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H300.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] are also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the DSC-H300 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H300.

If this bridge camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] (42x and cheaper) or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] (50x and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Sony camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper); or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-H300 has a relatively standard weight (495 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (448g and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum 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
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(1)

You would have to shell out some 40£ more to get yourself a carrying case,micro SD card and re-chargable batteries and charger.This is my first camera. Read few review about few other cameras and... Read more…

Zoom works well
There are few other special effects like toy camera that works well as well
The manual mode is nice, you can experiment and learn different photography techniques by adjusting those parameters and taking pics
You can take good photos
Bad under low light
Lot of noise while taking photos of far away objects under low light
Sometimes the focus changes automatically while taking videos, which makes it blurry
My experience with this camera has been good so far
Like each camera has it

User Reviews

(176)
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Tzik NYC
(Verified Purchase)

This camera looks good, but that is about it. There is no option to disable the automatic preview and it is very slow in saving the image every time you take a picture causing you to miss a lot of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 May 2014 by NST-FOTO

I love my new camera. I personally think the price is greate for the specs this product carries...

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Kkhs

Si no puedes pagar Una cámara profesional esta es una excelente opción. No se mucho de cámaras pero para los que somos inexpertos y solo nos gusta tomar fotos por hobbie o por viaje es una... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2015 by BlueJ
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera that takes excellent photos for a cheaper budget camera. Not the best in low light scene but still better than high end stock phone cameras. I only wish it could manually focus but the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Lag Shutter Delay
No Viewfinder
Reviewed 27 November 2016 by Garry C
(Verified Purchase)

DO NOT BUY! The camera's power would randomly cut off, most of the times, almost immediately after turning the thing on. The device also needed to be turned on/off/on again to actually use. It was... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch300bce, dsch300bce3
Barcodes 00027242873810, 00845251049411, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

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