• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony WX300 advantages over Canon SX600 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $110 vs $179
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer battery life
    More info 500 vs 290 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX600 HS advantages over Sony WX300

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Sony WX300
Panasonic ZS30
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Canon SX600 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon S9500

Sony WX300
Nikon S9500
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon SX600 HS
Nikon S9500
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Sony WX300
Canon 340 HS
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon SX600 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony WX350

Sony WX300
Sony WX350
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $286
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon SX600 HS
Sony WX350
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $286
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon SX610 HS

Sony WX300
Canon SX610 HS
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher-res screen
Canon SX600 HS
Canon SX610 HS
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
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