• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony H300 advantages over Nikon P610

  • Less expensive
    $198 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon P610 advantages over Sony H300

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 875 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Sony H300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon P610
Panasonic LZ30
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Nikon L830

Sony H300
Nikon L830
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon P610
Nikon L830
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon P600

Sony H300
Nikon P600
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $547
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $547
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon L840

Sony H300
Nikon L840
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon P610
Nikon L840
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon B700

Sony H300
Nikon B700
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P610
Nikon B700
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
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