Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Review

Overall Score

42

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-875 mm (35x) F3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 201k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 130 x 95 x 122 mm, 590g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Sony H300 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300

Sensor resolution of Sony H300 ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Sony H300 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony H300


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
20MP High Resolution Sensor
350 shots Long Battery Life
3 Lens at Wide
201k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has an Overall Score of 42/100 and ranked #325 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #712 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony H300 Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
42
Value for money score
59
Portability score
73
Overall score
42
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Sony H300


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 weighs 590g and has external dimensions of 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.12 x 3.74 x 4.8"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony H300 is 198 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony H300 is more by 17mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony H300
590g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony H300
122mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-H300
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony H400 628 g 590 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 590 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Sony HX300 623 g 590 g 130 x 103 x 93 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 590 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Canon SX420 IS 325 g 590 g 104 x 69 x 85 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Sony H200 530 g 590 g 123 x 83 x 87 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 590 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Fujifilm S8600 450 g 590 g 121 x 81 x 65 mm 130 x 95 x 122 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-H300
Announced February, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution 201
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.80
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5152 x 3864
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 590 g
Physical Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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