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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Size
Really small
Mid size 108x64x38 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 50x vs 30x
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Around 3x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX300's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V

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Size Much smaller 108x64x38 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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4.7x smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Weight Much lighter 272 g vs 650 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 4.1"
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2.7x thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 30% 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $348.00 vs $397.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $429

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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