• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 33.00mm - 165.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-T300 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FH20

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.42 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Less shutter lag
    0.37 vs 0.66 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Panasonic DMC-FH20 advantages over Sony DSC-T300

  • Less expensive
    $200 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 165 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 33 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/1600 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

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
Panasonic DMC-FH20
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

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
Panasonic DMC-FH20
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

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
Panasonic DMC-FH20
Sony DSC-G3
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZR3

Sony DSC-T300
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Panasonic DMC-FH20
Panasonic DMC-ZR3
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $236
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Fujifilm JZ500

Sony DSC-T300
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic DMC-FH20
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
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