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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Weight
Light-weight
577 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D300

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life Much longer battery life 1000 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 13.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 147x114x74 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 577 g vs 925 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Much cheaper $419.99 vs $1,699.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,280 cheaper (4x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              D300:922k dots
              DSC-HX100v:921k dots
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D300:Pentaprism
              DSC-HX100v:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              D300:925 g
              DSC-HX100v:577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D300:2.9"
              DSC-HX100v:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              D300:147x114x74 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Nikon D300 Competitors

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              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
              Cross type focus points Slightly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 - $629 body only

              $830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D300S

              Nikon D300S

              Pro DSLR

              $1,583 - $1,699 body only

              $1,897 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $687 with 18-200mm lens

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $999

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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