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Sony DSC-HX300 Digital Camera

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20.4MP 50x CMOS Feb 2013
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38 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The writers at PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both recommend this bridge camera camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Optyczne.pl and Fotomaniak.pl, both of which concluded that this bridge camera camera was terrific.

Two more expert review sites thought that this Sony camera was good. The editor of Ephotozine gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Teknokulis.com said that it was great for its price and gave it a "Value for Money" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this bridge camera camera is 76 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 289 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 88%.

Good Size

A few people said that it was compact. G. J. Hircombe said on Amazon “As an owner of a Sony Nex-7, decided to purchase this camera as a replacement for my friendsrather old Nikon compact” and rated it as excellent. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ scored the Sony DSC-HX300 4 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 “Buying Guide Best compact camera As you'd expect from a DSLR-styled bridge camera bearing the Sony brand”.

Some people considered that it was heavy and bulky. Ellen wrote three years ago “Used it with 45 seconds great zoom, easy to handle, not too heavy.”. Emma wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-HX300 four years ago “This is perfect - nice camera, not too heavy and takes fab photos” .

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner concluded that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Clif Benson wrote in their review of this digital camera “Their auto modes are reasonably foolproof its light and easy to use”. One Sony DSC-HX300 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy. Iain S. Palin gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 on Amazon “The positive factors heavily outweigh the negatives”.

One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was lightweight. Four years ago J R Northcott mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight and extremely steady when using the extreme zoom”.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner concluded that this digital camera was a squeeze to fit in. Mr. Mark S. Killelay gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “How all this technology is squeezed into one camera is beyond me! Very good value for the money”.

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Nice Design

Six Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Chris Aka Skip wrote on Amazon “Beautiful pictures, movies and effects to have fun with (although some not entirely accurate without configuration e.g” in his review and gave the Sony DSC-HX300 a score of 5 stars. Chris Aka Skip also mentioned “Extremely fast shutter meant i was able to capture beautiful pics of birds in flight”. Clif Benson said “What you get here is a good tool that takes pretty good pics and video at a fraction of the cost”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was ergonomic. Trev-R mentioned on Amazon “The camera is well built and ergonomic” in their review. One Sony DSC-HX300 owner who bought the Sony DSC-HX300 reckoned that it was a good design.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner said in their reviews that the product was well designed. Techradar.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX300 review on expert website Techradar “The Sony Cyber-Shot HX300 looks great, is nicely designed, feels robust”.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX300 reckoned that it was easy to use. Barry. C mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX300 review “It has so many feautures that I have only been able to use it at the easy level” . Chris Aka Skip mentioned four years ago “The (near enough) full control over each shot” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Ellen wrote three years ago “Was bit scared in case it was difficult to use, no problem” .

A few Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers agreed that the Sony DSC-HX300 was comfortable and easy to hold. Frank wrote in his Sony DSC-HX300 review on Amazon “It's light and comfortable and easy to use” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Mrs. J. A. Cullen wrote on Amazon four years ago “It is much easier and more comfortable to hold and offers better control of the camera”. Music Lover wrote “This camera was about the best fit and felt comfortable” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review.

One Sony DSC-HX300 owner reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. P. Duffy rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The auto settings do an excellent job in my opinion”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Alex Gray wrote “The picture quality is a lot better” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX300 and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony DSC-HX300 review “Picture quality is great, zoom is fab” and scored the product 5 stars. Andy Craven mentioned three years ago “Was actually looking for a good quality camcorder to begin with” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers considered that it had a good zoom. 155 M. mentioned four years ago “Buildings and basic scenery is not bad whatever focal length used, at maximum 1200mm zoom is quite impressive” but in spite of that they scored the product 40 out of 100. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 on Amazon “Sony Cyber-shot HX300 Advanced High Zoom Bridge Camera (20MP, 50x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD”. Three years ago Andrea wrote on Amazon “Fantastic Camera - great zoom crystal clear shots”.

Several people thought the product had a good lens. Ellen mentioned “Only gripe I have is lens cap has no string attachment to body of camera, so think you could lose cap very easily”. Pocket-Lint.com said “The Cyber-shot HX300 pairs a brand new 50x optical zoom lens - capable of a 24-1200mm equ” in their review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Several customers said that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Gordon Thorne wrote “Focusing is very good”. Gordon Thorne also said “The manual focus button is a good idea”. Mark Griffiths rated the Sony DSC-HX300 as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Excellent images great focus and zoom”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Laurence said on Amazon “The steadyshot optical stabiliser does a fantastic job at keeping the camera steady for you”. Stuart Vine mentioned on Amazon “The stabilisation is great, no more blurred pictures”.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve people wrote that it was good for video recording. C. Harborne said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “Great pictures, movies, sound”. Laurence wrote in his review of this digital camera also four years ago “Great Photos, Excellant Video, Incredible Zoom, "Need I Say More” . Laurence also wrote “Brilliant photos, excellant video”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. C. Beresford-Evans mentioned on Amazon “However, I am very impressed by the indoor pictures I took” and rated it as very good. Carl Nicholson rated it as excellent and he said on Amazon “Whether it be family, objects or nature! Zoom and picture quality are amazing” in his Sony DSC-HX300 review. Chris Aka Skip wrote in his review of this digital camera “Really enjoy this camera because it saves having to carry multiple lenses around whilst still getting excellent quality images (of course not as good as a DSLR”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX300 reviewers wrote that the product had a good picture resolution. Anthony Slade said in his review “The range of the lens from wide to zoom is everything I could require and colour and resolution is excellent” and rated the product 5 stars. Techradar.com scored the Sony DSC-HX300 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Techradar “Also achieve sharp results when shooting handheld towards the telepho”. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review on expert website Pocket Lint “It would seem, is all about resolution”.

Several people reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX300 had a good image sensor. David J mentioned on Amazon “This has bigger sensor”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Sony DSC-HX300 review “Its wide 50x optical zoom, high-resolution sensor, good EVF” .

One Sony DSC-HX300 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Jw said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Allows me to enjoy the clarity and wonder of nature” .

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Robust

A few Sony DSC-HX300 owners concluded that this digital camera was well made. Buy's Too Much... mentioned in their review of this digital camera “However it is well build, intuitive to use”. Media Man mentioned on Amazon “The HX300 though is built very well and feels a quality made camera.” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review. Trev-R gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300 on Amazon “This is a well made camera for the money, thought has gone into the design”.

A few Sony DSC-HX300 owners who purchased the Sony DSC-HX300 reckoned that it was strong and durable. John scored it 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “They are robust and are easy to handle as everything is at hand”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The HX300 comes across as reassuringly robust and built-to-last when gripped in the palm, particularly with the lens resting dormant within its prote”.

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Good Technical Features

Five customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Chris Aka Skip wrote in his Sony DSC-HX300 review on Amazon “It's a lot of fun learning and playing around with the cameras settings and features and near enough a perfect shot each time (for me anyway”. Hawkerdavidjohn said on Amazon “Appears to be a fairly good camera, with many features, requiring some practice”. Four years ago Mrs. J. A. Cullen wrote in their Sony DSC-HX300 review “One of the great features I like about this camera”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who purchased the Sony DSC-HX300 thought it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Iain S. Palin said in their review of this digital camera “It has an eyepiece electronic viewfinder you can use as an alternative to the screen when taking your pictures”. Stuart Vine said on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder is useful for capturing moving subjects”. Trev-R wrote “The LCD screen can be tilted up and down and switching to the electronic viewfinder is simply a matter of pressing one button, recessed to stop it being accidentally pressed” in their Sony DSC-HX300 review.

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-HX300 thought it had a good screen. One person who purchased it considered that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this Sony camera was good value for money.

Good Support

Some Sony DSC-HX300 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX300 had good technical guidance. Goose mentioned “The on screen guide and the ease of use works well”. Luke mentioned “The manual modes allow for great customisation if you know what you are doing” in his Sony DSC-HX300 review. M. Coker said on Amazon “A proper manual and a bit of string to attach to the lens cap”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Frank mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It wants a direct USB connection.I really do love it” and rated it 5 stars. One Sony DSC-HX300 owner said in their reviews that it had gps. Suzy mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-HX300 on Amazon “I would readily trade it for GPS as I've never had a need for it”.

Good Brand

Sony bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Flash

Some Sony DSC-HX300 owners considered that the Sony DSC-HX300 had a good flash. Trev-R said on Amazon four years ago “The flash seems OK for most snapshot type situations” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars. Firstpost.com wrote “You don't get hot-shoe for external flash, RAW support, fully articulati” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX300.

Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DSC-HX300 of 200 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300. The digital zooms of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2x to 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average optical zoom of cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX300 is 32x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Megapixel

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age, the DSC-HX300's megapixel of 20.4 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest megapixel of cameras of this age and type is 12MP and the highest is 21MP.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The DSC-HX300 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Sony digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX300 range from 100mm to 1,600mm. The DSC-HX300 has one of the longest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (1,300 millimeter) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-HX300 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX300 is 19s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-HX300 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 500,000 pixels. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX300 that we have checked, the display resolution (numeric) of the DSC-HX300 of 921,600 pixels is one of the highest.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DSC-HX300 which takes 400 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-HX300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the DSC-HX300 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX300. The average minimum aperture number of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3.5.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the DSC-HX300 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX300.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The DSC-HX300 has a fairly short start-up time (only 2 milliseconds) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The shortest start-up time of cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300 is 2ms and the longest is 1,800ms.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-HX300 owners who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Chris Aka Skip said “The battery for me lasts roughly 300 shots” however he still gave the product a very good rating. Four years ago Music Lover wrote “You can't simply remove the battery and let it charge while you use a second battery” in their review.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSC-HX300 does not support video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the DSC-HX300 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX300 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The DSC-HX300 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX300 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX300, the Sony DSC-HX300 is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a higher still image resolution than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. The still image resolution of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX300 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX300. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-HX300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX300. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-HX300 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. 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 1.1 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX300 is 1x and the highest is 15x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX300 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Sony DSC-HX300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX300 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26 millimeters, the Sony DSC-HX300 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX300.

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Heavy

The lightest camera of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX300 is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 510g. With a weight of 623 grams, the DSC-HX300 is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX300

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Sony released the DSC-HX300.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX300 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price].

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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|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

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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
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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 Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

6 Awards

teknokulis.com Value for Money Camera Labs Recommended fotomaniak.pl Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended optyczne.pl Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(37)
8 November 2013

Better for videos than for photos, but still a strong contender...

24 September 2013

The HX300, with its monster Carl Zeiss zoom, can easily handle landscape/scenic photography, wildlife photography, event photography (festivals, concerts, parties, family gatherings), and travel...

30 August 2013

Tweet The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-HX300 is a new digicam with a super zoom with a 20.4 megapixel back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. With a 1920 x 1080 50 p Full HD video recording facility the... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Cyber-shot HX300 brings a 50x zoom and 20 million pixels to Sony's bridge camera. But as impressive as those numbers may look on the spec sheet, in real terms, their advantages are debatable....

1 June 2013

The Cyber-shot HX300 is a camera designed with one purpose in mind - to provide an extraordinarily long zoom range. To look at it another, more cynical way, it's Sony's competition for the Canon...

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Reviewed 9 April 2013 by Dick
Dick would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 (Verified Purchase)

This was purchased for a travel camera, because my Canon equipment is HEAVY and draws envious attention. I find the Sony creeping into my local shooting (I'm making a book on Orange County, CA... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2013 by Hondapaul
Hondapaul would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

All round this is an excellent camera, easy to use good picture quality and a zoom to die for...

Reviewed 6 April 2013 by Jay - SonyALphaLab
Jay - SonyALphaLab would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300

A really good Super zoom for an affordable price!! Don't expect to Hand-hold @ 1200mm with-out brcing yourself though. 1200mm is so much zoom, that the camera shake is intense at the end of the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Sparky
Sparky would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my 14 year old son who has taken an interest in photography. He's a full-on computer geek who likes making videos as well as stills, and puts them into slideshows, merges... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2014 by Alemdar125

Very good quality.. It came complete and in very good condition. I highly recommend this provider.And I highly recommend this photographic camera SONYY...

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