• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $404 Average Retail $500 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 27mm - 810mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $399 Average Retail $480 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony HX300 over Sony HX200V

  • Lens zoom ratio
    50.0x vs 30.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.1 fps vs 0.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

Sony HX200V over Sony HX300

  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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.

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ60
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Nikon P520

Sony HX300
Nikon P520
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Sony HX200V
Nikon P520
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic FZ70

Sony HX300
Panasonic FZ70
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ70
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
Sony HX200V
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $343
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Sony HX300
Samsung WB2200F
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $421
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony HX200V
Samsung WB2200F
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $421
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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