Summary Sony DSC-HX300

Prices Price
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 10
Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
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Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300


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The Sony DSC-HX300 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Huge zoom Help
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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The Sony DSC-HX300 vs other recent super zooms

Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Sony DSC-HX300 vs other recent digicams

Size Quite large Help
Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
February 2013
Thickness Thick Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.9 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.28x4.55mm
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Weight Heavy Help
650 g
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The Sony DSC-HX300 vs other recent super zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Popularity Not so popular Help
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adhitya baliga (4:18 PM, September 15, 2014)
Just titled
fandy cool (3:57 PM, July 07, 2014)
is the screen can be flipped out? or just tilt?
Avatar for bribri bribri (11:05 PM, April 09, 2014)
There is an option, it is in the multiple shot of them turns the camera like a ''mitraillette'' :))))) It shoots fast all wright. They say 0 sec for the must have it. I know my small Sony camera has it...I am buying this camera next and I sure hope it has it. ♥
Avatar for brolly321 brolly321 (11:45 PM, October 23, 2013)
read the 2nd sentence, that would give a big clue.
Avatar for Minnaz Max Summers Minnaz Max Summers (4:41 PM, August 12, 2013)
yes i wud luv too
Pipoquete (10:32 AM, June 13, 2013)
Sorri manually I said and this Sony I said
Pipoquete (10:30 AM, June 13, 2013)
Can I configure Thaís Sony discussão hx300 manualmente for macro?
Avatar for Mohaned Mohamed El-toukhy Mohaned Mohamed El-toukhy (11:23 PM, May 09, 2013)
4.5 from 5 or from 10

and is it good in portrait ??
Avatar for Jon Loveless Jon Loveless (5:57 PM, April 29, 2013)
I have only had my HX300 camera for a week now. Basically, I love it. Crazy zoom and macro!! So far, my biggest dislike is the 2-3 second pause after a shot is taken that previews the picture for you. I would very much like to (oprionally) turn that preview off so I can get to the next shot more quickly. There doesn't seem to be a way to do that. If I missed it, please advise. Other quirks are minor and don't detract from the camera. Oh, and the manual sux big time. What ever happened to good manuals? They are just not available any more and it's not just Sony. I give the HX300 4.5 stars at this point..