Close

Loading image...
Sony DSC-WX300
21 Images + 41 Videos

Sony DSC-WX300 Digital Camera

onfoto.ru Silver Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
18.2MP 20x CMOS Jun 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Bring the world closer with a slim, super zoom Capture 18.2 megapixel detail, even in low light: Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 18.2 effective... More
Prices will remain steady
over the next 2 weeks. 71% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Overstock
Sony DSC-WX300 from Overstock
$317.99
Checked 6 hours ago
Go to Store
Overstock
Sony DSC-WX300 from Overstock
$346.99
Checked 6 hours ago
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Sony Cyber-shot WX300 Review_ Complete In-depth Hands-on full HD
TEST Sony Cyber Shot DSC WX300 1080HD - The WORLD`S BEST BEACHES
sony cyber-shot WX300?zoom test
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 Review - Best Vlogging Camera

44 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this compact camera digital camera was good.

This Sony digital camera received a "Silver" from Onfoto.ru who concluded that this camera was very good.

Read more Less

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 75 out of 100 based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 90 out of 100 on average.

Good Size

Several Sony DSC-WX300 owners who purchased it agreed that it was compact. A. J. Parmar mentioned in their review “However I decided to make the jump to the compact camera”. A. J. Parmar also mentioned “Its more, occupying the gap between a compact camera and the compact SLR market”. Al gave this digital camera an excellent review and he said in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “This a great compact camera especially for the price”.

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Expert website Techtree.com wrote in their review four years ago “The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an ideal camera to carry around in your entourage” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “We appreciate the light, slim design” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Boswynn said on Amazon four years ago “I have been looking for a light weight camera with super zoom” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person concluded that it was lightweight. Cassandra wrote “A nice little camera, easy to handle, lightweight” in her Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Mr. Edward Michael Jeffery mentioned on Amazon “Another hit, so easy to carry with you at all times, I can not praise this camera enought” in his review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Read more Less

Nice Design

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Conor Brown rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Compact, stylish and the picture quality is great”. Ferisan wrote on Amazon three years ago “The image quality is pretty good, especially in low light situations” in their review. Michelle said in her Sony DSC-WX300 review “Beautiful, has the high quality functions”.

Some people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was a good design. Four years ago Chris he wrote on Amazon “The camera has a very nice design, with lots of nifty little features, for example the editing built into the camera” in his review of this digital camera. Also four years ago Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Add to that a cutting-edge design, Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 megapixel resolution, 10fps burst shooting, 500 shot battery life, built-in Wi-fi con”. Expert website Mymobile.co.in mentioned “Sony has forged a formidable reputation for cutting edge design over the years” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner concluded that the Sony DSC-WX300 was neat.

Read more Less

Robust

Several customers reckoned that it was well made. A. J. Parmar mentioned “Very well built and incredibly sturdy” in their review of this digital camera. Chris mentioned on Amazon “The video is full 1080p and the camera has built in stereo speakers to listen to the clips after your have shot them” in his review. Gj Gration mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Once on it's solid” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. A. J. Parmar said in their review “Would have been nice if Sony had applied is waterproofing of its Xperia Z & Z1 devices to this camera”.

Read more Less

Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers said that the product had a good battery life. Three years ago A. Cackett said on Amazon “Easy to use, produces sharp images and has an impressive battery life too” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 and scored the product 5 stars. Anestis Chrysostomou said on Amazon four years ago “And the battery last enough to do my work everytime” and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 an excellent rating. Fionamac mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Small, light, easy to use, great zoom, very high quality images, battery lasts ages” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 and rated the Sony DSC-WX300 as very good.

Easy to Use

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was easy to use. Angela Davies wrote two years ago “Great product, many features, easy to use” . Biro said on Amazon three years ago “I should have bought it sooner as I was not familiar enough with it's capabilities to use it effectively on that occassion”. Biro also wrote “With lots of different settings that are easy to use and produce great photos”.

Some Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was easy to use the menus. Annec mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Takes excellent high quality photos with a huge range of settings”. Also three years ago Marty rated it as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Simple to understand settings”. Mavis she said “The battery lasts ages on full charge! Finally I can stop keeping duracell in business! There are two settings to records video, one lets you take photos whilst videoing” in her review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Jay said “Extremely easy to set up and use” and rated it 4 stars.

One customer said that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. M. Pinch said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “I love the camera because it fits in a pocket or handbag and is comfortable to hang on a wrist or carry in one hand” and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 4 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX300 reviewer who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to handle. Mavis gave it a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon four years ago “The book says the screen coating can be damaged so it makes me feel more relaxed handling camera” in her review.

Read more Less

Good Technical Features

A few people concluded that this digital camera had good features. Aaron Wingrove said in his review on Amazon “It has great features the only bad thing about this camera is sending the pics through wifi, I cant seem to get it working” and rated the product 5 stars. Chris mentioned “The 3" screen is clear and bright however not touch screen or HD, features that would be nice” and gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a score of 4 stars. Daniel Seville said three years ago “It was rated as top or near top in it's class for picture quality on several although features could have been better (in their opinions”.

Good Quality Lens

Twenty-seven customers said that this digital camera had a good zoom. Al wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The 20 x zoom is amazing for a compact, you can get a great close up of something over 100m away! It has lots of cool features”. Amazon Customer scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Has hugh zoom 20x and loads of features you would expect to find on a much larger camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300. Anestis Chrysostomou mentioned on Amazon “Strong with 20X optical zoom” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review.

Three Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens. Blackbottle said on Amazon “It now has dust inside the lens” however they only gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. Graem mentioned on Amazon “It is ver hard to aim it accurately, particularly when using the massive 20X telephoto lens, especially when in bright sunlight” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus. Marty rated the product 5 stars and he said “It is quick to switch on and focus to take a quick shot” in his review.

Read more Less

Good Video Capture

A number of people reckoned that it was good for video recording. Aaron Wingrove wrote in his review on Amazon three years ago “The sound on the video is very clear”. Bonny said in her review “Sony have made it very easy to take stunning shots and great video”. Daniel Seville said on Amazon three years ago “The video quality is awesome when played via the micro hdmi or when transferred to a PC (on the highest quality settings)” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Annec wrote “Even took great photos of fireworks!” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Bonny mentioned “I was well pleased with the photographs I took on holiday while in China” in her review of the Sony DSC-WX300 and rated the product 5 stars. Bonny also mentioned “The quality of photographs made editing easy”.

Three Sony DSC-WX300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good in low light. Gj Gration mentioned “Low light mode is simply stunning - it does some kind of funky multiple exposure that blends the images - end result is terrific” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. John Dickens said three years ago “It's low light level performance is excellent and I particularly like the wireless download feature.I am a photo journalist” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300.

One Sony DSC-WX300 owner who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams four years ago “Quick TakeProsAll shooting modes are very easy to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300.

Read more Less

Good Product Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX300 was good quality. A. Cackett scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great camera for a non-expert who still wants decent quality photos”. A. J. Parmar said in their Sony DSC-WX300 review “Thirdly the picture quality is great! Not as good as these SLR images” . Three years ago Aaron Wingrove said in his Sony DSC-WX300 review “Its a lovely camera with excellent picture and video quality” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

A few customers concluded that it was wifi compatible. Gj Gration wrote on Amazon “Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Gj Gration also wrote “The WiFi is tons better than Eye-Fi in that it actually works when you want it to”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said four years ago “The Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images with smartphones” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity.

Read more Less

Good Brand

Sony compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Sony is one of the superior brands.

Chart

Good Support

A few customers concluded that the Sony DSC-WX300 had good technical guidance. L. Jane mentioned on Amazon “Excellent value for money - does so much you need to keep the instructions handy” and gave this digital camera a very good review. Mavis wrote on Amazon “There is even instruction book on camera just in case” in her Sony DSC-WX300 review.

Good Flash

One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX300 reckoned that it had a good flash. Daniel Seville wrote on Amazon “The pictures were exceptionally clear and detailed without using the flash”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people who bought it concluded that it had a good screen. Expert website Mymobile.co.in mentioned “For this is a camera that will fit into the palm of your hand more easily than some large screen hands”.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 80 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX300 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX60 ($375.65) (486x), or the DSC-HX400V ($398.00) (810x) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 which do not support wi-Fi, the Sony DSC-WX300 supports wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F, or the Sony DSC-QX10.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX300 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, and the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital 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 digital cameras of a similar age and spec 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 camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX300 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-WX300 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

Other 18.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX200.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the DSC-QX10 (18.9MP), the DSC-HX60 ($375.65) (20.4MP), or the DSC-HX400V ($398.00) (20.4MP) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX300 range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The DSC-WX300 has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon SX240 HS, or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (21x), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, or the Canon 255 HS.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-WX300 is more than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-WX300 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. Across all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

Chart Edit

Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-WX300 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX300. The white balances "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

Chart Edit

Quite Many Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX300 is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. With a total megapixels of 21.1 megapixels, the DSC-WX300 has one of the most total megapixelss amongst digital cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 21h. The Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite long battery life (max) (8.5 hours) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX300 have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss, including the DSC-WX300 which has five number of aspheric elementss.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 8, the DSC-WX300 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX300. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX300 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87.

Chart Edit

Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 12,800, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-WX300. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3 and the highest is 26,000.

Chart Edit

Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX300 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. The Sony DSC-WX300 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (500 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,240 milliampere * hour, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX300. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

Chart Edit

2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-WX300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Sony camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-WX300 is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

Chart Edit

TFT Display

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. The worst display of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX300 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

Chart Edit

Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300 is 10 and the biggest is 200. At only 80, the DSC-WX300 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX300.

Chart Edit

11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this age and type do not support video capability. The DSC-WX300 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($369.95), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not 3D

The DSC-WX300 is not 3D. Most of the other compact 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 also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX200.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSC-WX300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to look at including the PowerShot SX230 HS ($232.99), or the S110 both from Canon.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX300 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX300 are also not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-WX300 is more than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX300. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

Chart Edit

Only Has One Image Editing

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to 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 digital camera.

Chart Edit

Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the DSC-WX300 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

Chart Edit

Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600, 3200 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

Chart Edit

Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX300 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9.

Chart Edit

Very Long Start-Up Time

Compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have start-up times of between 2ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,200ms. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the DSC-WX300's start-up time of 2,000 milliseconds is one of the longest.

Chart Edit

5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the DSC-WX300.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5"), or the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

Chart Edit

MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the DSC-QX10, or the DSC-WX200 both from Sony or the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this Sony camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the PowerShot A3300 IS (CCD), or the 105 (CCD) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

The DSC-WX300 has a relatively typical weight (139 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX300.

Chart Edit

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
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
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Panorama
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size
Smartphone Remote Support

3 Awards

onfoto.ru Silver Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(29)
27 December 2013

This is actually not a bad camera by a long shot but other travel compacts in the same class are a far better buy...

12 October 2013

Small, fast and friendly, but image quality is disappointing...

27 August 2013

By Josh Fate The Sony Cyber-Shot WX300 is an ultra-compact digicam featuring far more versatility and ease of use than you can imagine. Sporting a 20x optical "G" lens and an 18.2-Megapixel ...

14 August 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good Wi-Fi-enabled camera as far as performance and features are concerned. The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an...

17 July 2013

If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice...

« Prev 1 of 6 Next »

User Reviews

(161)
Reviewed 14 August 2013 by Katy
(Verified Purchase)

Originally as I now tend to use my DSLR for all of my photography and haven't had a compact in several years I felt very out of my depth in choosing a new camera. I went into Currys to look at the... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2013 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a great buy, i would recommend this camera to most people, the pictures it shoots are extremely detailed, and the 20x optical zoom is all you really need in a pocketable camera.... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2013 by GJ GRATION

I own a lot of cameras (too many) & like to have something decent with me at all times. Fancied a WiFi capable camera and this popped up on my radar. The WX300 compliments my smart phone... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2013 by C. Clements
(Verified Purchase)

Having used a number of the Panasonic Lumix TZ range of point and shoot type cameras over the years, and having recently suffered some reliability issues, I thought I should try something... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Mark moylan
(Verified Purchase)

Love this camera, haven't yet got to grips with everything it can do, but I took pictures at my daughters wedding and it was brilliant. Superb quality, easy to use, and I am the Picture Editor of... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 33 Next »

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242862333, 00027242862340, 00905524939781, 04905524939644, 04905524939729, 04905524939736, 04905524939743, 04905524939767, 04905524939781, 04905524939798, 04905524939811, 04905524940039, 04905524940060, 04905524940077, 04905524940084

See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Sony DSC-WX300

Lumix DMC-GF2 vs DSC-WX300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Sony DSC-WX300
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony DSC-WX300
$ 299.95 $317.99
$18 Cheaper
Three More Awards
56s Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
Over Two Years Older
Nineteen Times Smaller Digital Zoom

Samsung WB250F vs Sony DSC-WX300

Samsung WB250F vs Sony DSC-WX300
Samsung WB250F Sony DSC-WX300
$ 245.00 $317.99
$73 Cheaper
Slightly Better User Reviews
Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Slightly Better Review from Computerbild.de
Hugely Worse Review from Digital Versus
3x Lower Maximum ISO Speed

Nikon 9300 vs Sony DSC-WX300

Nikon 9300 vs Sony DSC-WX300
Nikon 9300 Sony DSC-WX300
$ $317.99
Tech.uk.msn.com Review is Significantly Better
Longer Maximum Focal Length
Digit.in Review is a Lot Better
PhotographyBlog.com Review is a Lot Better
Lower Maximum ISO Speed
19x Smaller Digital Zoom
Feedback