• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1248.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300
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General
Model Number: H300 XG-1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized EVF
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $219.99 $399.95
Street Price: $198.00 $599.00
Date Available: 2014-02-15 2014-08-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.8 oz (590 g)
includes batteries
20.0 oz (567 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.3 x 3.4 in.
(123 x 83 x 87 mm)
4.7 x 3.5 x 3.8 in.
(119 x 89 x 97 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD CCD  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.20 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
5152 x 2896 (14.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
7512 x 1080 (8.1 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 9.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC/H.264) with monaural sound MOV (AVC/H.264 with stereo sound)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony lens smc PENTAX zoom lens, 15 elements in13 groups with 6 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 875mm 24 - 1,248mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 157.5mm 4.3 - 223.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 35.00x 52.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) / f/5.9 (T) - ?? f/2.8 (wide) / 5.6 (tele) - ??
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection AF: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus Contrast Detection: Single-AF, Multi-AF, Object Tracking , Face detection AF, Cont. AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 200K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment dial (diopter range unavailable)
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots 460,000 dots (153,000 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   8.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Manual WB, Color Temp (1900K, 3000K, 3500, 5500, 7000, 9000K, 10000K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1500 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot; Face detection supported
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Gourmet, Pet Mode, Sweep Panorama, Sweep Panorama (360) Face Beautifier, Handheld Night, Screen Mode, Pet Mode, Sunset, Fireworks, Multi Exposure, Sport, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Children, Party, Custom Settings; HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 10s, 2s, Remote 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Flash Off, Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Sync., Slow Sync.+ Red-Eye, Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 - 8.8m (W) / Approx. 1.5 - 4.6m (T) ISO 800: Wide: 1.64 ft - 20 ft; Tele: approx. 3.9 ft - 12 ft
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC SD / SDHC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC/H.264) with monaural sound MOV (AVC/H.264 with stereo sound)
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 15.4 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional infrared
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (AV/USB) DC Input, Micro (Type-D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 9.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots (NiMH AA) 240 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA Proprietary LB-060
Usable Battery Types: Lithium or Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x Alkaline AAs 1 x Proprietary LB-060 Lithium-ion rechargeabe
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: