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Sony DSC-H300 Digital Camera

$178.00
Bridge Camera 20.1MP 35x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Sony has good digital camera reviews
Supports video recording
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-H300 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. At 35 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-H300 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 3) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 4.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 954 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H300 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the DSC-H300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DSC-HX60V (120x), or the DSC-WX500 ($348) (120x) both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 6mm and 75mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.2 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H300 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-H300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60, the Sony DSC-QX30, or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900) which has better reviews.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-H300 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 640 x 480 and 5152 x 2896. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ60, the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900), or the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348).

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-H300 features smile detection. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The DSC-H300 has a self-timer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Sony DSC-H300 features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-H300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-H300 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-H300 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-H300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-H300 is more than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Sony DSC-H300 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-H300 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900), and the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 ($409) both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung NX (4.77") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Sony DSC-H300 has a fairly average weight (495 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242873810, 00845251049411, 04905524957112, 04905524957167, 04905524957174, 04905524957181, 05054480690973

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