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Sony DSC-WX300

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A Venerable 18.2 Megapixel 20 Times Zoom Factor Digital Camera
Compact Camera 18.2MP 20x Yes Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-WX300 Review

We have ranked the Sony DSC-WX300 number 164 across all digital cameras.

Why Has it Scored This?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from both review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com and a "Silver" award from review website Onfoto.ru.

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Sony DSC-WX300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The editors of review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both thought that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This medium megapixel camera was given a "Silver" award by review website Onfoto.ru who said that this camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Average

21 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 75%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, DSC-WX300 owners rated this camera 90 out of 100. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Fairly Priced

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good value for money.

Good Size

17 owners reckoned that it was compact, two customers said that this digital camera was thin and two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight.

Easy to Use

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use and seven owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

  • Simple to understand settings…
    Marty (Amazon) - March 2014
  • Easy to use…
    Michelle (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Excellent value for money - does so much you need to keep the instructions handy…
    L. Jane (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Great product, many features, easy to use…
  • Been photographing for a number of years and this opens a whole new world of creativity and easy to use…
    Pete (Amazon) - November 2014
  • The majority of them are very easy to understand when to apply and the auto settings mode is good enough for most occasions in any case…
  • No more buying batteries - and it is smaller than my purse - can't wait to use it…
    Gemma (Amazon) - February 2014
  • With lots of different settings that are easy to use…
    Biro (Amazon) - April 2014
  • The camera is small and compact, easy to use with good quality pictures…
    Carole (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Easy to use - night time street photography needs a bit of under exposing - easy in the menu…

Good Quality Pictures

32 people who purchased the Sony DSC-WX300 considered that it was able to produce good images and three people thought the product was good in low light.

Good Video Capture

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording.

Excellent Design

Five owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking and three people who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed.

  • The slim design and its incredibly light weight with a solid build makes it an ideal camera to carry around in your entourage…
    Techtree.com August 2013
  • We appreciate the light, slim design…
  • It shoots fast and it shoots pretty decent images…
    Digit.in June 2013
  • Beautiful, has the high quality functions…
    Michelle (Amazon) - March 2015
  • The camera has a very nice design, with lots of nifty little features, for example the editing built into the camera…
    Chris (Amazon) - May 2013
  • It handles all sorts of light conditions really well, shoots beautiful video, even at maximum zoom…
  • Compact, stylish and the picture quality is great…
    Conor Brown (Amazon) - December 2014
  • The image quality is pretty good, especially in low light situations…
    Ferisan (Amazon) - February 2014

Robust

Five owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX300 agreed that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

18 customers who bought the Sony DSC-WX300 considered that it was good quality.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 24,251 expert and owner reviews (including 1,340 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 94% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Technical Features

Five people agreed that this digital camera had good features.

  • The camera has a very nice design, with lots of nifty little features, for example the editing built into the camera…
    Chris (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Great product, many features, easy to use…
  • Good features but…
  • 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…
  • The quality of the photos are very good and the number of features are impressive…
    M. Pinch (Amazon) - October 2013

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

  • Excellent value for money - does so much you need to keep the instructions handy…
    L. Jane (Amazon) - January 2015
  • There is even instruction book on camera just in case…
    Mavis (Amazon) - October 2013

Good Quality Lens

12 owners wrote that the Sony DSC-WX300 had a good zoom.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX300 supports video recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX300 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other new cameras are also not waterproof.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 160x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. With a digital zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX300 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-WX300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX300 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

The DSC-WX300 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX300 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other latest digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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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 new medium megapixel digital cameras. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX300 does not feature contrast adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera do feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-WX300 features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-WX300 has a wind filter. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-WX300 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-WX300 features face detection, as do most of the other recently released cameras.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX300 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s). This Sony digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4896 x 2752.

A 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-WX300 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX300 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-WX300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Five Aspherical Lenses

Most latest medium megapixel digital cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the DSC-WX300 which has five aspherical lenses.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-WX300 features histogram. Most of the other latest cameras also feature histogram.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-WX300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras also have a battery charger included.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-WX300 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX300 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The DSC-WX300 features voice recording, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-WX300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-WX300 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-WX300 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

At 8, the Sony DSC-WX300 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras. Across all the similar age digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 87.

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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 two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that are a similar age to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of 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 cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports 80, 100 and 12 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-WX300 is more than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600, 3200, 12800, 100, 200, 400, 800, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Light

Across all the recently released medium megapixel digital cameras the weights range from 59g to 1.3kg. With a weight of only 105 grams, the DSC-WX300 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of new cameras is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.3. The DSC-WX300 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Slow Start-Up Time

The start-up times of latest medium megapixel digital cameras range from 2ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,100ms. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera, the DSC-WX300's start-up time of 2,000 milliseconds is one of the slowest.

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18.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when this medium megapixel camera was released.


Sony DSC-WX300 Review Sources

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