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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2769 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the memory and viewfinder, and there are some less positive opinions about the energy efficiency and water proof.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, portability

storage, water proof, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and price. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and reliability. There are some mixed views about the performance.

usability, zoom, image quality, price, design

battery, reliability, viewfinder

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 551 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The zoom is also mentioned favorably.

zoom, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX300

 

Superzoom cameras across various brands have been crafting out their own individual points of interest of late. Sony's angle, it would seem, is all about resolution: the Cyber-shot HX300 pairs a brand new 50x optical zoom lens - capable of a 24-1200mm...

f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle setting, manual zoom and focus ring, considerable zoom range, decent optical stabilisation system, close-up macro mode (at wide-angle settings) works a treat, tilt-angle LCD has its uses, electronic viewfinder helps to...

Image quality is trying to do too much, even low ISO shots suffer from excessive processing artefacts, no raw capture, pricey, overexposure can be a problem, camera won't always opt to use acceptable shutter speeds with auto ISO, no automatic...

The Sony Cyber-shot HX300 is a quality superzoom camera from a use and performance point of view, but its high-resolution image sensor drops the ball when it comes to image quality finery. We've achieved some cracking shots using the camera - and that...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techradar.com)

Sony HX300 review

 

Big body, huge lens and large resolution bridge camera

Sharp results handheld at maximum optical reach ; Manual zoom ; Tilting rear LCD

No raw shooting ; Small sensor yet large pixel count ; Not hotshoe or accessory port

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 review

 

Better for videos than for photos, but still a strong contender

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 review

 

For a lot of people, the only thing that makes a point-and-shoot better than a smartphone for taking pictures is a zoom lens, and for many of those people, the more zoom range, the better.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 has strong image stabilization to back up its 50x zoom lens; excellent picture quality for its class; and a large assortment of shooting options for all levels of photographers.

The HX300's 20-megapixel sensor doesn't translate into better picture quality. It doesn't have a hot shoe, GPS, or Wi-Fi built in. Captures JPEG only, no raw.

It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review

 

On paper, the HX300 is class-leading in many areas: its wide 50x optical zoom, high-resolution sensor, good EVF and rear tilt LCD. However, how a camera performs is what really matters. The first thing to note is that the HX300 handles really well - it...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Review

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 was announced in February 2013 and has a 50x optical zoom lens and 20.4 megapixel sensor. It is available for £399.99.

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

No RAW shooting, Plastic body, Noise at ISO 3200, 6400 and 12800 is bad, We were unable to achieve the full 10 fps in continuous shooting

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 review

 

For a lot of people, the only thing that makes a point-and-shoot better than a smartphone for taking pictures is a zoom lens, and for many of those people, the more zoom range, the better.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 has strong image stabilization to back up its 50x zoom lens; excellent picture quality for its class; and a large assortment of shooting options for all levels of photographers.

The HX300's 20-megapixel sensor doesn't translate into better picture quality. It doesn't have a hot shoe, GPS, or Wi-Fi built in. Captures JPEG only, no raw.

It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch.

May, 2013

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Preview

 

Sony has announced the DSLR-styled "Megazoom" Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300. The 20.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor pairs with an astounding 50x optical zoom. With a reach like that, you'll be thankful Sony has made its Optical SteadyShot image stabilization...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Review

 

We got our hands on Sony's latest flagship, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 with 50x optical zoom. Let's find out how exciting it is.

Priced at an MRP of Rs 25,990, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 is the most affordable super-zoom digital camera with 50x optical zoom. But that doesn’t mean it’s best value for money. You don’t get hot-shoe for external flash, RAW support, fully...

May, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 is a new super-zoom camera that features a 50x, 24-1200mm zoom lens, 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video recording with stereo sound and HDMI output, and Sweep Panoramas and 3D...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 is a rather modest update of last year's HX200V model, principally adding a bigger 50x zoom and slightly more megapixels. This doesn't feel like enough of a step forward though, especially as most of our criticisms of the...

May, 2013

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