• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25mm - 500mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 300mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Sony WX300 over Canon 340 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens zoom ratio
    20.0x vs 12.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer battery life
    500 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 340 HS over Sony WX300

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    9 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Sony WX300
Sony WX80
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon 340 HS
Sony WX80
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S5300

Sony WX300
Nikon S5300
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p
Canon 340 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p

Compared to Nikon S6800

Sony WX300
Nikon S6800
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p
Canon 340 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Sony WX300
Canon SX600 HS
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 1080p
Canon 340 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Sony WX350

Sony WX300
Sony WX350
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p
Canon 340 HS
Sony WX350
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
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