• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 33.00mm - 165.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-T300 advantages over Leica X-E (Typ 102)

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    165 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 51 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    172g vs 345g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica X-E (Typ 102) advantages over Sony DSC-T300

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 1.69 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Newer
    4 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus 1030 SW

Sony DSC-T300
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Wider angle lens
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus Tough-6000

Sony DSC-T300
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony DSC-G3

Sony DSC-T300
Sony DSC-G3
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sony DSC-G3
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sony DSC-T300
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Leica X2

Sony DSC-T300
Leica X2
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica X2
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1748
  • APS-C
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