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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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 Significantly 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)
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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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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 Cheaper $345.00 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX300:$398.00
              DSC-HX50V:$345.00
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              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 Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $321 - $376

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

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

              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
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Much less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $349 - $354

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $526 - $547

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $347

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $437 - $448

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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