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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
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        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
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D300 Competitors

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        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $897 - $929 body only

        $833 - $940 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 D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,257 body only

        $1,150 - $1,330 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 D300S

        Nikon D300S

        Pro DSLR

        $1,695 - $1,908 body only

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Storage slots Has more storage slots
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $749 body only

        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,097 body only

        $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $458

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $400 - $418

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368

        Size Significantly smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $600

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $320

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS

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