Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
0 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy NX

Overall image quality
Great image quality
75.0
Screen size
Large screen
4.8"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,440k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 136x101x25 mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3.0"
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60% larger screen
Size
Much smaller
136x101x25 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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3.5x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,440k dots vs 921k dots
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Around 60% higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.9 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.3x4.6mm
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Around 13x larger sensor
Thickness
Much thinner
1" vs 4.1"
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4x thinner
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NX's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Battery life
Longer battery life
440 shots vs 310 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight
Lighter
495 g vs 650 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
0 ms vs 334 ms
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Almost the same
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2000 ms vs 2700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8.6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$398.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              NX:1,440k dots
              DSC-HX300:921k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              NX:495 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NX:2700 ms
              DSC-HX300:2000 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 body only

              $2,300 - $2,500 with 12-35mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,213 body only

              $595 - $800 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              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 DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $345

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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