• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1200mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1200mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Sony HX300 over Olympus SP-100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SP-100 over Sony HX300

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ <0.2 vs 0.38 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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 Panasonic FZ70

Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ70
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
Olympus SP-100
Panasonic FZ70
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX300
Samsung WB2200F
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Olympus SP-100
Samsung WB2200F
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Less shutter lag
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC

Compared to Sony HX400V

Sony HX300
Sony HX400V
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SP-100
Sony HX400V
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9800
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9800
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
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