• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $411 Average Retail $500 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $379 Average Retail $450 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony HX300 over Nikon P520

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens zoom ratio
    50.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Higher boost ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon P520 over Sony HX300

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • $411
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon P520
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • GPS
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Higher boost ISO

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX300
Samsung WB2200F
  • $411
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $435
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Nikon P520
Samsung WB2200F
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • GPS
  • $435
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $411
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $310
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
Nikon P520
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • GPS
  • $310
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Sony HX300
Olympus SP-100
  • $411
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $392
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon P520
Olympus SP-100
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $392
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Pentax XG-1

Sony HX300
Pentax XG-1
  • $411
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon P520
Pentax XG-1
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
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