Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
100 ms vs 2000 ms
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20x less delay when turning on
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.3x4.6mm
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Around 11.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Smaller
130x100x78 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 9.9 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 650 g
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Around 30% lighter
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 1100D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
0 ms vs 110 ms
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              1100D:110 ms
              DSC-HX300:0 ms
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              1100D:Pentamirror
              DSC-HX300:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1100D:3.1"
              DSC-HX300:4.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              1100D:459 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Size Large Help
              1100D:130x100x78 mm
              DSC-HX300:130x93x103 mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 body only

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A3000

              Sony Alpha A3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 - $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $913 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $684 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $344

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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