Sony HX300 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 
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General
Model Number: HX300 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $500.00
Street Price: $421.56
Date Available: 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 23.1 oz (656 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 4.1 in.
(130 x 93 x 103 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, Other)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60p/60i, 30p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 21.10
CMOS Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.70
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Effective Megapixels: 20.40 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 1,200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 50.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital zoom 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - f/8 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF type. 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Program Auto (80-1600), iAuto (80-3200), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; (* By Pixel Super Resolution multi-shot overlay)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi segment, Center- weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes: High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode; Picture Effect: HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration; Intelligent Sweep Panorama; Background Defocus 
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash; Red-Eye Correction: Auto/On/Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.5 to 8.5m (W) / 2.4 to 3.5m (T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Micro HDMI (Type D), Multi Terminal (USB/AV) 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 310
Notes & Features: Improved Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for movies, Full HD 1080p60 movies, 10 fps burst mode. 

 


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