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Sony DSC-WX300 Digital Camera

$317.99
Compact Camera 18.2MP 20x Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Good size
Poor support
190 Reviews + 3 Awards
onfoto.ru Silver Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this high megapixel digital camera was good.

This digital camera received a "Silver" award from websites Onfoto.ru who decided that this camera was great.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 243 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 90 out of 100. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Power

Good Battery Life

Six people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good battery life. Four years ago expert website Photographyblog.com said “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” and gave the product a score of 6 stars. Mr G Keating said “Great zoom quality and battery life” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mavis gave the Sony DSC-WX300 a rating of 6 stars and 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”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX300 in April 2017.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was noisy.


Support

Poor Support

Four people concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com said “The lack of manual controls bothered me personally.”. Four years ago Gj Gration mentioned “If you want to nitpick then look elsewhere - manual control is limited/fiddly” in their review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-WX300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600, 3200 and 12800 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The DSC-WX300 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-WX300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Slow Start-Up Time

At 2,000 milliseconds, the DSC-WX300 has a very slow start-up time compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. The average start-up time of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1,000ms.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-WX300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX300 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-WX300 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-WX300 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-WX300 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Good Video Capture

Sixteen customers who bought the Sony DSC-WX300 thought it was good for video recording. Expert review site Digit.in wrote in their Sony DSC-WX300 review “It's got an incredibly fast focussing system and it even shoots decent video”. Four years ago Nuno Mesquita mentioned “The movie option (with nice sound) also works out great”. Marty mentioned on Amazon “Oh it takes movies as well”.

Good Quality Lens

Thirty-three customers considered that this digital camera had a good zoom. Expert website Cnet.com said “As everyone's well aware at this point, one of the key advantages point-and-shoots have over smartphones is their zoom lenses” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is billed as the World's smallest 20x optical zoom digital compact camera” and scored it 6 stars. Expert review site Tech.uk.msn.com wrote “Has plenty of zoom on lots of shopping lists out there” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Blackbottle wrote “It now has dust inside the lens”. Graem said 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 review of this digital camera.

One person considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Marty mentioned “It is quick to switch on and focus to take a quick shot” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty-seven customers concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on expert website Ephotozine “The Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images with smartphones” and gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars. Mumk mentioned “Overall with normal photo shooting the quality of the photos are excellent, I have a dslr as well” in their review of this digital camera. Mr Mark Hackney mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-WX300 “And there are plenty of options to get the best quality image”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Three years ago John Dickens mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It's low light level performance is excellent”. Conor Brown rated this digital camera 8 stars and said “The night time photography in particular is very good using the low light settings”. Ferisan mentioned “The image quality is pretty good, especially in low light situations” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 and rated this digital camera 6 stars.

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Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good flash. Mavis mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Some pics inside the house are better coloured when no flash” in her review of this digital camera. Daniel Seville wrote on Amazon “The pictures were exceptionally clear and detailed without using the flash” and scored the product 6 stars.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX300 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. Across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX300 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x. The Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite big digital zoom (80 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-WX300 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 1.3 to 22.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX300 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX300 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX300 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-WX300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). In addition, this Sony digital camera 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity.


Features

Good Technical Features

Eleven customers reckoned that the product had good features. Four years ago Mumk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I love all the features allowing black and white with only one colour”. Three years ago Rach Melville wrote on Amazon “Good features but” and rated the product 7 stars. Nuno Mesquita rated the product 5 stars and said “The zoom is great and the automatic features allow for anyone to make really nice pictures”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-one customers agreed that it was good quality. Four years ago expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned “The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 is quite impressive with good image quality and a 20x optical zoom that lets you click some interesting pictures” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review. Neil gave the product a rating of 6 stars and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Really pleased with the quality of photos from this camera”. Four years ago Mr Mark Hackney mentioned “The optical zoom is 4 x better than my previous camera and allows very good quality images to be taken without a tripod at maximum range”.

Nice Design

Eight customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Digit.in gave it a rating of 6 stars and said “It shoots fast and it shoots pretty decent images” in their review of this digital camera. Michelle said on Amazon “Beautiful, has the high quality functions”. C. Clements said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It handles all sorts of light conditions really well, shoots beautiful video, even at maximum zoom”.

Five people who bought it thought it was well designed. Expert review site Mymobile.co.in rated the product 6 stars and said “Sony has forged a formidable reputation for cutting edge design over the years” in their review of this digital camera. Chris mentioned 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 Sony DSC-WX300 review and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

One owner who purchased the product considered that it was neat.

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Easy to Use

Eighteen owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Four years ago Digitalversus.com gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX300 on expert review site Digital Versus “It'll no doubt appeal to style-conscious users looking for a camera that's easy to use and which gener”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “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”. Pete mentioned “Been photographing for a number of years and this opens a whole new world of creativity and easy to use” in his review of this digital camera.

Nine owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Mr Mark Hackney mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The menu is easy to use” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review. Three years ago Marty said “Simple to understand settings” and scored it 6 stars. Meldrew wrote on Amazon in the same month “Great camera with plenty of settings for the photographs”.

One owner who bought the product wrote that it was easy to assemble.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was easy to handle. Mavis gave it a rating of 7 stars and she wrote “The book says the screen coating can be damaged so it makes me feel more relaxed handling camera” in her Sony DSC-WX300 review.

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Jay wrote “Extremely easy to set up and use”.

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Robust

Six owners agreed that this digital camera was well made. Expert website Techtree.com wrote in their Sony DSC-WX300 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”. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “In early 2013, any camera-maker wanting to build a high-end compact that's bang on trend has a pretty simple formula to follow” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 6 stars. Chris mentioned in his review of this digital camera 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”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One person who bought it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. A. J. Parmar said “Would have been nice if Sony had applied is waterproofing of its Xperia Z & Z1 devices to this camera” in their Sony DSC-WX300 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera, the Sony DSC-WX300 is not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirty-five owners agreed that the Sony DSC-WX300 was compact. Techtree.com mentioned four years ago “Such a camera falls under the travel-zoom category and ideally features compact dimensions, light weight, po” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “The Sony Cyber-shot WX300 earns its status as a premium compact with a sleek, well-made body that's incredibly compact given the camera's 20x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “The world's smallest and lightest compact with a p” .

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk said four years ago “We appreciate the light, slim design”.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Three years ago Mr. Edward Michael Jeffery mentioned on Amazon “Camera and another hit, so easy to carry with you at all times, I can not praise this camera enought” and rated it 8 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Four years ago Samuel Theodore said on Amazon “I got a Porsche in the (beautiful) body of a Volkswagen” in his Sony DSC-WX300 review. One customer reckoned that it was lightweight. Cassandra gave it a rating of 7 stars and she mentioned in her Sony DSC-WX300 review “A nice little camera, easy to handle, lightweight”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky.

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Very Light

The average weight of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 400g. With a weight of only 139 grams, the Sony DSC-WX300 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-WX300 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony evsnwx300bkb1bdl, sony dscwx300r, sony dscwx300w
Barcodes 00027242862333, 00027242862340, 00027242862371, 00027242865464, 00411378249043, 00616932706325, 00905524939781, 04905524939514, 04905524939644, 04905524939729, 04905524939736, 04905524939743, 04905524939767, 04905524939781, 04905524939798, 04905524939811, 04905524940039, 04905524940060, 04905524940077, 04905524940084

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