Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black

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Key Features
  • Type Point & Shoot
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 20.4 MP
  • Optical Zoom 50x
  • Built in Flash Yes
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Sony Cyber-Shot range is one of the most famed product range, and well loved too. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot is the flagship superzoom for Sony. Styled to perfection like a normal DSLR, the device sits comfortably above Sony CyberShot HX200, and flaunts all of its features if not bettering major portions in them, the zoom is extended to a whooping 50x measuring 35mm at an equivalent range of 24-1200mm. So as to match this increase in the zoom range, Sony has made sure to improve the Optical SteadyShot stabilisation of the device, which it claims is now twice as effective as before. The sensor on this device also seems much upgraded, with the increased resolution measuring 20.4 Megapixels. This newly flaunted sensor also brings in an highly increased sensitivity which ranges right up to 12,800 ISO. Now, for movie recording purposes, the quality offered here is simply fabulous, with the best in time 1080p50/60 recording feature, modes being AVCHD and MP4 which are essentially the same as before. The 3-inch tilting LCD screen which was somehow the highlight of the predecessor is still retained alongside the 201k dot EVF of Sony CyberShot HX200. One drawback that we could point out was that where the earlier reviewed Sony HX200 had been offered with a V suffix which denoted the GPS capability of the device, this feature is absent this time around. Sony CyberShot HX300 also lacks the simple built in Wi-Fi, which is something Sony only thinks to be worthwhile putting on smaller compacts as well as the higher end NEX mirrorless devices. We are quite sure this time that Sony CyberShot HX300 will undoubtedly prove to be a really fine and popular model, quite like its predecessor and though in the modern times there has been some serious competition in the superzoom range from Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic, only devices which can actually match the 50x zoom range of Sony Cyber-Shot HX300 are Canon SX50 HS and Fujifilm FinePix SL100.

Design and Build Quality

Talking about the design and styling features of the camera, Sony CyberShot HX300 essentially shares the same DSLR type body styling which was flaunted earlier on its predecessor, but then, it is bigger, bulkier and all-in-all a bit more muscular. Measuring at 130mm x 93mm x 103mm and weighing in comfortably at 650 grams when fitted with battery and card, the device is precisely around 1cm wider, 7mm taller and 1cm wider than its predecessor. The major rival to this camera, Canon PowerShot SX50 HS which was also the world’s first camera to sport 50x zoom measures 123mm x 87mm x 105mm and weighs 595 grams. So it is roughly 10 percent lighter than our reviewed device and also significantly smaller round the grip. When you compare the dimensions, you may think, and rightly enough, that Sony CyberShot SX50 HS was 2mm thicker than Sony HX300, but then Sony measures quite different than Canon, and this includes from the edge of the screen, and not including the eyecup. If you manage to measure the dpth of HX300 at the widest point which includes the eyecup, same as Canon does, this comes out at 114 mm which is like nearly 1 cm thicker than rival Canon SX50. Obviously, if you are a sane person you will not try to fit either of the two devices in your pocket, so you may find yourself hanging them around your neck or in a camera bag on any fine day. Just to give a detailed measure of the size and weight of the device when it comes into context, Canon’s EOS 100D measures 117mm x 91mm x 144mm and weighs in at 612 grams with the lens kit mounted. Obviously, the kit lens on Canon is a 3x zoom on 100D not vaguely high 50x but then there are always vast varieties of mirrorless cameras and even a DSLR which measure smaller and lighter than Sony HX300m, these bridge camera size advantage is not nearly as much significant as it once was. Well personally we felt that Sony CyberShot HX300 was an amazing fit. Even with some really small hands you are bound to find Sony CyberShot HX300’s grip as both secure as well as comfortable. Also it is really deep enough to provide plenty of room for your fingers – now on the smaller grip of Sony CyberShot SX50 HS there is no real depth, such that the tips on your fingers are butting right against the front panel and then you have to leave a gap right in between the palm of your hand and the side of camera body.

 

Focus and Face Detection

Focus is simply an integral part of any well mannered camera and our reviewed device certainly does not disappoint us in this section and provides us with 3 options, which are the default Multi-AF, Centre AF along with the Flexible Spot AF. Also added to that is an AF tracking mode which is easily initiated within the modes that are supported by pressing on the centre button of a 4 way controller, which is done once to activate the screen and second time around to lock the target of the AF right on the subject. Sony CyberShot HX300 also brings in Face Detection which can be easily configured so as to give top priority to children or adult faces. Under some fair lighting conditions, Sony CyberShot HX30’s AF is fairly swift, and the double beep on it only indicates that focus on the device has been achieved almost right around the incident when the shutter release is even half pressed. It is typically just like a fraction slower than PowerShot SX50 HS, but the difference is just theoretical and has zero practical meaning. In less lightening conditions though our camera fails. These are the situations where switching right to centre of flexible spot AF usually provides the answer and in the situations when the light levels are too low for any AF condition to work properly.

 

Lens and Image Stabilization

Talking about the most hyped section of reviews, Sony CyberShot HX300 has a 50x zoom lens with an equivalent range measuring 24-1200mm, which will take you on a joy right straight down to super wide angled mode to ultra- telephone in under three seconds. This is certainly a spectacular range to have right at the tip of your index finger, being said that this range can hardly be found in any DSLR and certainly not in any sort of a superzoom device. Sony CyberShot HX200 had a 30x zoom, measuring 27-810m, and believe us it was quite astounding, but then it lacked the super wide angled coverage of much of the competition and was simply thrashed by Canon’s 40x SX40 which has an improbable range of 24-80mm. But then, there are only a few current models that can match the potential of the 50x range that our star offers, within the expections are obviously Canon SX50HS and also Fujifilm's Finepix SL1000.

Screen and Menus

As mentioned before in the Overall Review segment, our reviewed device features a big 3 inch 921,600 dot articulated screen along with a 0.2 inch 201,600 dot LCD EVF of the predecessor. As we have already mentioned before, this electronic viewfinder can easily be adjusted so that it does not stress your vision trust us, we had to reset it continually, but one thing that is noticeable quite clearly with the absence of a dedicated optical sensor by the right of the eyecup is that it automatically switched the view, from screen to the EVF. Sony CyberShot HX300 needs to be manually switched using a button on the top panel and then clearly is going way back, however you put it. The screen however, provides a fairly contrast filled detailed view and mostly does an excellent job in almost every condition, but the bright sunlight of course. But we cannot blame Sony CyberSHot HX 300 as this is sort of a universal camera screen bug.

Battery

Now, in the combined battery and card compartment which is accessed via a door located right at the bottom of the grip, Sony CyberShot HX300 takes in the same NP-BX1 battery as Sony CyberShot HX50. This, in truth is a real small and light battery as compared to NP-FH50 fitted right in Sont HX200, and has a rated output of 1240 mAh and provides nearly enough power to last for 310 shots as per the CIPA standard conditions. This is almost just a nickel short than the rated 315 shot battery life of SX 50 HS, but the sad part here is that it really is a huge step down from the 450 rated shots of Sony CyberShot HX200 and its NP-FH50 battery. There are some other drawbacks in the device, which are a consequence of battery swap that NP-BX1 is not a perfect Info Lithium model, and hence unlike NP-FH50 it will not be able to show to you exactly the digital power remaining, just the basic four segment indicator.

Video Mode

The same excellent movie modes of the predecessors with a choice of AVCHD or MP4 forms of encoding which is fairly consistent across the upper end of Cyber-Shot range are available on the compact. Now in the AVCHD you can choose from the available 4 options, best undoubtedly being 1080p50.60 at 28 Mbps. Following this is 1080i50/60 at with two quality choices of 24 and 17Mbps and finally there is an unorthodox 1440 x 1080i50/60 option at 9Mbps. Now, if you switch to the MP4 encoding, the options become 1440x1080, 720x1080 and 640x480 all at 25fps.

Sensors

The sensor on Sony CyberShot HX300 has a big and effective 20.4 MP sensor which is more than capable of producing images with a maximum size of 5184 x 3888. The JPEG format files are compressed right at a single compression setting and produces files which differ in size, depending on the content of the image, roughly between 4 and 7 MB. The ISO sensitivity range is 80 ISO to 12,800 ISO with 6400 and 12,800 ISO setting being produced using composite shooting and the “Pixel Super Resolution Technology”. The range of shutter speed is 30 – 1/4000.

Pros

50x optical zoom
Good image quality
Optical SteadyShot
Full 1080p HD video recording
DSLR style camera
10 fps continuous shooting
Decent battery life
Tilting screen

Cons

No Wi-Fi or GPS option.
* Lacks eye sensor for EVF.

Lacks built-in ND filter.
Lacks RAW shooting mode.
Limited customisation options.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black - User Reviews

4.5
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Very Good , Based on 296 ratings
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5
Mr. Bikash Roy
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....

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4
NExt BeSt Thing to SLR
by ashutosh dubey on 2013-09-24

HI all,
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

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5
I am Just loving it-
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

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5
Great
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

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5
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

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4
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

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1
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

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5
Awesome Camera
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...!!!!!

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5
Fastest delivery and Awesome product
by Ravi Shinde on 2013-08-17

Delivery :

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

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4
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.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Black Specifications

General Features
  • Brand Sony
  • Announced 2013, September
  • Model Name DSC-HX300
  • Type Point & Shoot
  • Color Black
Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 20.4 MP
  • Sensor Type Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Shutter Speed Range ISO Auto: Approx. 0.5m-8.5m(W)/Approx. 2.4m-3.5m(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.0m(W)/Approx. 5.1m(T)
  • Sensor Size 1/2.3 Inches
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 4 sec
  • Optical Zoom 50x
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Audio Video Interface V Output
Lens
  • Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
  • Auto Focus Contrast Detection AF
  • Manual Focus Yes
  • Focal Length Still Image: 4.3 - 215 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 24 - 1200 mm) Movie: (35 mm Equivalent to 26.5 - 1325 mm)
  • Aperture Range f/2.8 (W) - f/6.3 (T)
  • Color Filter Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Convenience Features
  • Shooting Modes Advanced Sports Shooting, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handhold Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet, Snow, Soft Skin, Soft Snap
  • Microphone Stereo Microphone
  • Continuous Shots Up to 10 fps
  • Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
  • Delete Function Yes
  • Metering Center-Weighted, Multi-pattern, Spot
  • Supported Languages 19 Languages
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating Auto / 80 / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
  • Image Stabilizer Optical
  • White Balancing Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One Push Set
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Face Detection Yes; Up to 8 Faces
  • Macro Mode 1 cm
  • Exposure Compensation -/+2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Display
  • Display Type XtraFine TFT LCD
  • Screen Size 3 Inches
  • Image Display Resolution 921600 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
  • Supported Aspect Ratio 16:9, 4:3
  • Additional Display Features Angle Adjustment
Connectivity
  • HDMI Yes; HDMI Micro Connector
  • USB Yes
Images & Video
  • Image Format JPEG (DCF, DPOF)
  • Video Format AVCHD, H.264
  • Audio Formats AC3
  • Video Recording AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 (28M, PS)AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 (24M, FX)AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 (17M, FH)AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 (9M, HQ)AVC MP4 - 1440 x 1080 (12M)AVC MP4 - 1280 x 720 (6M)AVC MP4 - VGA / 640 x 480 (3M)
Media & Software
  • Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Inbuilt Memory 48 MB
  • External Memory Yes
  • Upgradeable Memory Yes
Flash
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • External Flash Yes
  • Flash Modes Advanced, Auto, Rear Slow Sync, Slow Sync Flash
  • Flash Range (ISO Auto) : Wide : 0.5m - 8.5m, Telephoto : 2.4m-3.5m, (ISO 3200) : Wide : 12.0m, Telephoto : 5.1m
Power Source
  • AC Adapter AC Adapter AC-UB10C
  • Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • USB Charge Yes
Dimensions
  • Dimensions 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm
  • Weight 623 gms
Other Features
  • In The Box Camera, Rechargeable Battery, Battery Charger, USB Cable, Reference Manual
  • Additional Features 21.1 Total MP, 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 - 1850 mm Movie 16:9 Aspect Ratio SteadyShot Active), 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34.5 - 2300 mm (SteadyShot Active), 3D Still Image, 5 Steps LCD Brightness Setting, Auto Focus Illuminator, Auto Macro, BIONZ Imaging Processor, Center Weighted AF, Detectable 8 Faces, Download, Effects (Simple / Nostalgic / Stylish / Active), Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in increment of 1/3 EV, Face Detection (Mode (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority), Face Selection (Key, Flexible Spot AF, Flexible Spot AF (Face Tracking Focus), Flexible Spot AF (Tracking Focus), Focal Length: 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 26 - 1300 mm Still Image 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Focus Mode (Multi-Point AF, Illustration), Manual AF, Miniature, Movie, Music, Partial Color, Picture Effect (HDR Painting, Playback (Slide Show Video Output, Pop Color, Rich-tone Monochrome, Selected-face Memory), Soft High-key, Spot AF, Toy Camera, Tripod Receptacle, Water Color
  • Warranty 2 Years
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