Summary Sony DSC-HX300

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Help 50x
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

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
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

Size Quite small Help
Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
Weight Light Help
650 g
Thickness Thin Help


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The Sony DSC-HX300 vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Thickness Thick Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Announced Old Help
February 2013
Weight Heavy Help
650 g
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The Sony DSC-HX300 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.28x4.55mm
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.9 MP
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable


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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
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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..