• 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

  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
Olympus SP-100
Panasonic FZ70
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Fujifilm S9200

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9200
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Longer shutter
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Longer shutter
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX300
Samsung WB2200F
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-100
Samsung WB2200F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Longer shutter
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony HX400V

Sony HX300
Sony HX400V
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $445
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Olympus SP-100
Sony HX400V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $445
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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