• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony H300 advantages over Canon SX710 HS

  • Less expensive
    $168 vs $278
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    875 mm vs 750 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon SX710 HS advantages over Sony H300

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    269g vs 590g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony H200

Sony H300
Sony H200
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens
Canon SX710 HS
Sony H200
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Sony H300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon SX710 HS
Panasonic LZ30
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Sony H300
Canon SX700 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon SX710 HS
Canon SX700 HS
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Nikon L840

Sony H300
Nikon L840
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX710 HS
Nikon L840
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SX720 HS

Sony H300
Canon SX720 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon SX710 HS
Canon SX720 HS
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
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