• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 35.0x zoom 25mm - 875mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 34.0x zoom 23mm - 765mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Sony H300 over Nikon L830

  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon L830 over Sony H300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer battery life
    680 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Pentax X-5

Sony H300
Pentax X-5
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon L830
Pentax X-5
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Samsung WB100

Sony H300
Samsung WB100
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Nikon L830
Samsung WB100
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Sony H300
Fujifilm S8600
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S8600
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer

Compared to Fujifilm S9200

Sony H300
Fujifilm S9200
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S9200
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $283
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Sony H300
Samsung WB1100F
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon L830
Samsung WB1100F
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi
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