• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)

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 pixels
    20.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    307k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 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

  • Newer
    7 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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 Nikon P520

Sony HX300
Nikon P520
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Olympus SP-100
Nikon P520
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic FZ70

Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ70
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
Olympus SP-100
Panasonic FZ70
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Longer shutter
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX300
Samsung WB2200F
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $406
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-100
Samsung WB2200F
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Longer shutter
  • $406
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Pentax XG-1

Sony HX300
Pentax XG-1
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Olympus SP-100
Pentax XG-1
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
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