• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX300 advantages over Samsung WB2200F

  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung WB2200F advantages over Sony HX300

  • Less expensive
    $264 vs $398
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    60.0x vs 50.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    More info 600 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    20.0 mm vs 24.0 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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 Fujifilm SL1000

Sony HX300
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability
Samsung WB2200F
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ70

Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ70
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $255
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Samsung WB2200F
Panasonic FZ70
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $255
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S1
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Samsung WB2200F
Fujifilm S1
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Sony HX300
Olympus SP-100
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $386
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Less shutter lag
Samsung WB2200F
Olympus SP-100
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
  • $386
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Sony HX400V

Sony HX300
Sony HX400V
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $493
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB2200F
Sony HX400V
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $493
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
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