• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $397 Average Retail $500 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $400 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony HX300 over Fujifilm SL1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm SL1000 over Sony HX300

  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Review Excerpt

  • Super-versatile 50x optical zoom lens helps you capture everything from wide-angle cityscapes to zoomed in portraits from what feels like a mile away; Still quite light and portable considering the powerful lens; Comfortable and ergonomic design; Full HD video recording at up to 60p, with good quality.

  • Relatively small, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor delivers average image quality that degrades quickly at high sensitivities; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped; Slow camera to use overall.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S8400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Slow-motion videos
Fujifilm SL1000
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic FZ70

Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ70
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
Fujifilm SL1000
Panasonic FZ70
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • High-res screen
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
Fujifilm SL1000
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX300
Samsung WB2200F
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $421
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Fujifilm SL1000
Samsung WB2200F
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $421
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Sony HX300
Olympus SP-100
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
Fujifilm SL1000
Olympus SP-100
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Newer
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