• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX30 advantages over Nikon W300

  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon W300 advantages over Sony QX30

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Less expensive
    $387 vs $700
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 57 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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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Compared to Sony HX30V

Sony QX30
Sony HX30V
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon W300
Sony HX30V
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Sony QX30
Panasonic ZS40
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
Nikon W300
Panasonic ZS40
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon AW120

Sony QX30
Nikon AW120
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Sony QX30
Canon SX710 HS
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Nikon W300
Canon SX710 HS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon AW130

Sony QX30
Nikon AW130
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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