Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-500 mm (20x) F3.5-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 96 x 55 x 25 mm, 166g.
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  • Replaced by: Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Overview


First introduced in February, 2013, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony replaced Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 with Sony WX350. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony WX300 with Sony WX350


Sony WX300 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sensor resolution of Sony WX300 ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Sony WX300 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony WX300


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
166g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
6.5 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #451 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #858 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony WX300 Scores
Imaging score
22
Features score
39
Value for money score
54
Portability score
97
Overall score
37
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 WX300


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 weighs 166g and has external dimensions of 96 x 55 x 25mm (3.78 x 2.17 x 0.98"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony WX300 is 226 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony WX300 is less by 17mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony WX300
166g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony WX300
25mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 with the dimensions:


Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 166 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Sony WX500 236 g 166 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 166 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 166 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 166 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 166 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 166 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 166 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 96 x 55 x 25 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
Announced February, 2013
Body Type Compact
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 no electronic viewfinder
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 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.30
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD
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 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-BX1
Physical
Weight 166 g
Physical Dimensions 96 x 55 x 25 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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