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Sony DSCHX300

$540.86
A classic and fully featured 20.4 megapixel 50 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.4MP 50x No Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSCHX300 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony DSCHX300 number 47 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Heavy
Quite low playback zoom (max)

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How Big is the Sony DSCHX300?

The Sony DSCHX300 is 129.6mm wide and 93.2mm tall. It is 103.2mm deep and weighs 623g.

Sony DSCHX300 front dimensions

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Sony DSCHX300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 79 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, techradar.com/au/ and clubic.com.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 885 user reviews this digital camera has an excellent average user rating. Over 71% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,814 user and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSCHX300 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.4 megapixels, the DSCHX300 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg. The DSCHX300 is fairly heavy (623 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras is 0.34x, the biggest is 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the DSCHX300 has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSCHX300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSCHX300 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The DSCHX300 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DSCHX300 which takes 400 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the DSCHX300 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,300 millimeter, the DSCHX300's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst cameras. Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras range from 1ms to 2,000ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the DSCHX300 has a fairly fast start-up time compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSCHX300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. Digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSCHX300 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras. The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 30x.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSCHX300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSCHX300 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4320 x 3240, 4000 x 3000, 4608 x 2592, 4000 x 2672, 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 4000 x 2248, 3456 x 2592, 3648 x 2432, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 2304, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Not Waterproof

The DSCHX300 is not waterproof, unlike most of the other digital cameras which are waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Sony DSCHX300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Sony DSCHX300 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 100 times zoom factor, the DSCHX300 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSCHX300 in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dschx300bceh, info dschx300bceh, sony dschx300v

Barcodes:

00027242862128, 00905524936711, 04905524936667, 04905524936711, 04905524936728, 04905524936735, 05054230862438, 05054484751731, 05054533751736

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