As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX700 HS and the EOS M) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H400 and the CyberShot DSC-H300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (310 shots vs 400 shots), is older (february 2013 vs february 2014), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
1 year newer
$244

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and DSC-HX300

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 650 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-HX300

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 650 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DSC-HX300

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 650 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-HX300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 650 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 310 shots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and DSC-HX300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 650 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 4.1"

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
2 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 310 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and DSC-HX300

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 650 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2000 ms vs 500 ms) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.28x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
similar age
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much more shutter lag: 251 ms vs 0 ms
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D7100 and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much more shutter lag: 238 ms vs 0 ms

common strengths of the D7000 and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T6i and DSC-HX300

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and DSC-HX300

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A290 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A290 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much more shutter lag: 198 ms vs 0 ms

common strengths of the DSLR-A290 and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and DSC-HX300

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.9 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.28x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Fujifilm X-T1 IR

Fujifilm X-T1 IR
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the X-T1 IR (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 IR (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T1 IR and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
7 months older
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
similar age
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.9 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-HX300

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (50x vs 12x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.9 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly larger (professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs mid size (113×66×35 mm)), lacks and external mic jack, is older (february 2013 vs february 2014) and is thicker (4.1" vs 1.4").

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DSC-HX300

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
1 year older
$255

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Smaller: Mid size (113×73×46 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 4.1"
  • Lighter: 306 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX150 IS and DSC-HX300

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX300

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has way more more zoom (50x vs 5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 33 mm), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs super compact (95×58×19 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (4.1" vs 0.7") and is much heavier (650 g vs 128 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
5 years older
$337

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 4.1"
  • Much lighter: 175 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 50x
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and DSC-HX300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 4.1"
  • Much lighter: 128 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the DSC-HX300)

  • Much less zoom: 6x vs 50x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S3300 and DSC-HX300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens