Nikon D5200 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Winner
Nikon D5200

61

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
9
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$411 - $597 body only

$480 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$479 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Super zoom

$442 - $546

Zoom Less zoom
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $180

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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