by Rohan Dutta on 2013-08-07
whatever you said is fine... but as far as buying this with 25000 goes, this point and shoot camera is easy to use and gives great picture quality. most people don't know too much about lenses etc.... so what is the point of buying a DSLR if we dont know how to use it??? rather this easy to use point and shoot camera with excellent picture quality is better option for most people.... DSLRs worth 25000 are for amateur photographers on a budget..... this camera is more for people who want good quality pictures when they go to vacations without all the hassles that come with a DSLR. this is an excellent product for the casual photographers market. for others-go ahead and buy this camera if you don't want the hassles of a DSLR. excellent all round performance with awesome auto modes. you will not be disappointed if you are looking for a high range point and shoot. the cannon SX50HS is slightly better.... but at almost 5k more than this. so as far as I am concerned this is the best overall.
by ashutosh dubey on 2013-09-24
Purchased the camera in august ,one of the main reason to choose it instead of Canon SX50 was manual ring and bigger aperture 2.8 instead of 3.5 in canon.I got it for 21433 as cash back offer was going around at that time.
I used both the camera before buying Sony.To be honest Canon image quality was a bit better but not good enough for extra 4500 i have to pay!!
1.The zoom is just wow, 50x is massive though quality degrades.
2.Grip of the camera is really good, i mean the best in segment.
3.battery is good.
4.In scenes the defocus mode is aawsum , i will share my flickr link,check that.
5.menu is really easy to navigate.
6.Low light photography is good.
7.The bag hat comes for free is really good.
1.When cropped to 100% its too grainy!!
2.You have to learn how to get better pictures, auto mode not sufficient.
3.the 60fps video mode is stored in not so common format,so it didn't ran on my LED,working fine with PC.
4.You need to but class 10 card for video.
So basically its on you what you choose, both canon and Sony are good buy , but dont expect them to work line SLR, they just look too grainy when 100% cropped.
My Flickr link: /100422962@N08/
Please feel free to ask question, will try to answer them.
by Sudeshna Guhathakurta Sarkar on 2013-08-29
Mr ROY gave 2 star for this camera, I don't know why,either he doesnt know how to use the camera or he didnt buy the camera.Anyways,lets come to the point. I am a wildlife freak, was planing to buy a camera, but was confused which one to choose.DSLR or Sony Cyber shot. Then after much research and hopping around shops, I found that buying DSLR would cost at least 25k, and buying lens for zoom you need to spend some more buck .. n for nature lovers like me...300mm lens is the minimum I would need, which would burn my pocket as I am not a professional photographer. I choose this camera because, of its zooming power. I could even see the dent in the moon with its zoom without any blur. With full zoom you need to keep it in a tripod or someplace. The clarity is perfect. I have posted some pictures in my blog and you cannot distinguish between DSLR and this camera. Excellent photo quality and like DSLR you need to change shutter, focal, ISO henceforth to get the best shot. Pixel does matter n also the zoom,At night you can take pictures beautifully. You will get the best night shot not to dark not to bright. with sports mode you can get the best birds in flight motion. Please don't underestimate this camera, it is as powerful as DSLR but at less price.
by Swapnil Talekar on 2013-07-13
At first, I was very confused between The Canon SX50 HS and the Sony HX300....
Canon and Sony both have the 50x Optical zoom.... The Sony has the optical steady shot to help you even at the highest zoom range in the camera... Whereas the Canon has the DIGIC 5 processor to handle noise excellently...
The Sony Has a 150x digital zoom and the Canon has a 4x digital zoom....
The Canon has a 12.1 MP with a CMOS sensor and the Sony has a 20.4 MP with an Exmor CMOS sensor.....
The lens of the Canon camera is the made by themselves whereas the Sony has Carl Zeiss Lens.....
The Canon has a Flip out LCD display, and the Sony has a Vari-angle Display....
Shutter speed the Sony has a 1/4000 sec speed and the Canon has a 1/2000 sec speed....
And What I really liked in the Sony HX-300 is the manual Zoom ring which is also the the manual Focus ring... Gives a DSLR feel
So after checking out all of these I think that the Sony is the winner......
But both the cameras Are great in their own ways But if you ask me.....
I'd suggest the Sony HX-300 and extra points are that the camera has extra effects which we usually go online upload the pic and edit and get it done....
Best in Class and Value for Money
by VINAYAK KOTIKAL on 2014-05-03
First of all the build is solid and feels like u r holding a DSLR. The operations are quite simple. The zoom quality is simply superb. The photo quality is too good , off course the size of photo is ~8mb.
The flash in the night is well managed and u will get clear pictures. if you are a traveler, this is one is made for you, Hassle free operation , no need to change lenses unlike a DSLR. one more advantage is that no need to carry a separate charger as it works with universal USB chargers which u will be using for your phones.
The most honest review.. I have bought this product and used it for almost a year..
by Rahul Sinha on 2014-03-21
First of all who says this not a good product and suggests fellow buyers to better go with a DSLR cameras - Do you even know that these cameras are class apart and targeted to completely different target markets? And if you think this cameras is not capable of taking good photos, go and check my flickr account: photos/99091748@N05/ (add flickr website in front). All the photos in there are taken from Sony HX300. This camera is for them who have just decided to get involved into photography. And do not have sufficient resources to buy different lenses required for DSLR's. This camera has all manual controls. For buying a macro lens or a telescopic zoom lens, you need to invest 20-30k. This camera comes by default with all these (Obviously, proper lenses have far better optics for taking sharp images). But to learn to take different kind of photos using one single lens, and hence saving money, is a smart choice. Coz for beginners what matters is learning about different modes, physics behind cameras and photography, and above all how to use different settings in different lighting conditions. If you are able to learn all these in 25k (I got my camera for 21k one year back, so look for good deals), I think you are using your money well. I am not saying that for this you have to compromise on quality. You can check the image quality on my flickr account. Once you know how to use manual mode, and have saved enough money to buy yourselves a good quality DSLR’s (not the entry level DSLR), and separate lenses, go and buy one. Now about this camera, some PRO’s and CON’s: Pro’s: Optical zoom allows you to do good bird photography. Camera takes good macro photographs Image stabilization lets you enjoy moon photography without using tripod. And believe me images are sharp enough even at digital zoom. Check out my photographs on flickr. Good color saturation, and in camera settings for various color settings. Cons: Images are grainy and have speckles at 100% zoom. Low battery life Cannot attach external flash Final verdict: If you are planning to buy an entry level DSLR, and not planning to invest much on lenses, or planning to use basic 18-55 lens for learning various kind of photography, buy this camera instead. It gives you flexibility to learn more than an entry level DSLR’s. If you want to take good macros, buy a raynox DCR250 filter, and see how this camera amazes you.
All HX300 owners are requested to send this message to Sony India
by Shreya Patel on 2014-05-10
One of the costliest digital camera without GPS & Wifi.
I have purchased HX 300 6 months back from local dealer of Sony. Surprisingly in the camera of Rs. 25,500.00 there is no facility of GPS and wifi.
Now we come to know that Sony has launched HX400 with my desired facilities. Is it possible to upgrade my HX300 so it become enable with GPS and wifi. I am ready to pay reasonable charges also.
As a Sony brand we are expecting such services in free of cost at other companies are also offer such favorable services to retain customers.
by Ganesh Gorde on 2014-05-10
I would like to say here that this is the best camera one beginner can have.
And thanks to Flipkart for such great deal with discounts. Thanks again...!!!!!
Fastest delivery and Awesome product
by Ravi Shinde on 2013-08-17
Flipkart delivered it on second day. Hats Off.
About Product :
The most important thing is the warranty (as lots of people gets confused about warranty while buying products online). It has 2 years of Sony India warranty (confirmed it with Sony authorised service centre).
I have searched a lot before buying this and I was confused between this and a entry level DSLR (Canon 1100D). If you are a pro and ready to pay extra for lenses, buy a DSLR. But if you like to take hassle free pictures on the go with high quality and features...BUY this. Because there is no point in comparing this with a DSLR.
This camera comes with whole bunch of manual settings, manual zoom and focus...gives a feel of SLR. You can attach different filters and lens hood (looks cool and protect your lens). Picture quality is excellent (check out flickr groups for images). 50x optical zoom works great, digital zoom goes up to 200x (just perfect for wildlife photography). Picture quality in night and low light is amazing (thanks to Exmor R CMOS sensor).
Build quality is solid but not heavy. Overall this is an excellent product with a brand name SONY. The looks are killing and feels great in hand.
Provided SONY bag is very good.
its a SONY thing..freaking cooolllll
by Ashok on 2013-07-27
hi all. i bought this product two weeks earlier..and i find really cool to use this camera. especially the 50x optical qoom is very fine..and the advanced optical steady shot is up to the standards. cant xpect a more frm sony in this compact size and weight. overall a superb product and the EVF is a pretty gud to make a powerful appreance like a SLR..
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by Amazon Customer on 2016-06-06
Received a different item of sony
That too in worst condition.
The seal is tampered
Look like done and dust product
Don't go for it
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