• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX300 advantages over Samsung WB1100F

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 875 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • 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
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB1100F advantages over Sony HX300

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Lighter weight
    462g vs 656g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Super-versatile 50x optical zoom lens helps you capture everything from wide-angle cityscapes to zoomed in portraits from what feels like a mile away; Still quite light and portable considering the powerful lens; Comfortable and ergonomic design; Full HD video recording at up to 60p, with good quality.

  • Relatively small, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor delivers average image quality that degrades quickly at high sensitivities; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped; Slow camera to use overall.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S1
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB1100F
Fujifilm S1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB1100F
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon P530

Sony HX300
Nikon P530
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P530
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $389
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Sony HX400V

Sony HX300
Sony HX400V
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB1100F
Sony HX400V
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon L840

Sony HX300
Nikon L840
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB1100F
Nikon L840
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
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