Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Review

4.0
May 3, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens

Optical Zoom 50x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom 100x
Digital Zoom Still Image: 20M Approx. 200x / 10M Approx. 284x / 5M Approx. 400x / VGA Approx. 810x / 15M (16:9) Approx. 200x / 2M (16:9) Approx. 540x. Movie: Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 200x
F F2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal Length (f= mm) 4.3-215
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 24-1200 (4:3), 26-1300 (16:9)
Macro (cm) iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx.240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity)
Filter Diameter (mm) NO
Conversion Lens compatibility NO
Carl Zeiss® lens YES
Sony G NO

Image Sensory

Sensor Type Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches) 1/2.3 type(7.76mm)

Camera

20%

SteadyShot

SteadyShot capability YES
Optical SteadyShot capability YES

Auto Focus System

AF Illuminator Auto / Off

Built-In-Flash

Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Red-Eye Correction Auto / On / Off
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash NO
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 12.4m(11 7/8 inches to 40 feet 8 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx.2.0m to 5.9 m(6feet 6 3/4 inches to 19 feet 4 3/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.17.5 m(57 feet 5 1/8 inches)(W)

LCD/ Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.5cm (3.0type)
LCD Total Dots Number 921.600
LCD Monitor Type TFT LCD
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
Optical Viewfinder YES
Electrical Viewfinder NO

Recording

Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro* / Memory Stick Micro / Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Recording Media II SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card* / microSDHC Memory Card*
Recording Format JPEG
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) Approx.10 fps
Burst Interval (approximately sec) Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)
Still Image size (20M 5,184 x 3,888) YES
Still Image size (18 M 4896×3672) NO
Still Image size (14M 4320 x 3240) NO
Still Image size (13M 4224 x 3168) NO
Still Image size (12M 4000 x 3000) NO
Still Image size (10M 3648 x 2736) YES
Still Image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592) NO
Still Image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448) NO
Still Image size (7.2M 3072 x 2304) NO
Still Image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (3.1M, 2048 x 1536) NO
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4896X2752) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,608 x 2,592) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,320 x 2,432) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3648 x 2432) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3456 x 2304) NO
2D Panorama 360° (11,520 x 1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
3D Panorama NO
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50p Approx.28Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx.24Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx.17Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 25fps Fine Approx.12Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 50i Approx.9Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Standard Approx.6Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (640x480 30fps Approx.3Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (640x480 25fps Approx.3Mbps) YES
Moving Image Size (320x240 30fps) NO
Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50i, Interlace) Approx.24Mbps(Average bit-rate)) NO

Playback/ Edit

HD (High Definition) Playback YES (HDMI® out)
Slideshow (Playback/Music/Movie) YES
Trimming YES
Playback Zoom YES (8x)
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Index Playback 16 / 25 images
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
Auto grouping and & Best Picture Recognition YES

General

Battery Remaining Indicator NO
Histogram Indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) NO
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge NO
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) Approx. 2.0 sec.
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian

Jacks

Multi use Terminal with HD Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
Multi use Terminal YES
AV Out NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES

Power/ Others

Battery System Lithium N
Supplied Battery NP-BX1
Stamina> (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition Approx. 310 / Approx. 155min (EVF:Approx. 400 / Approx. 200min)
Battery for Clock NO
Weight (g) Approx. 623g (1lb 6.0oz.)
Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 650g (1lb 6.9oz.)
Supplied Software PlayMemories Home
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB, Instruction Manual, Shoulder strap, Lens cap

Dimensions

Width (mm) 129.6
Height (mm) 93.2
Depth (mm) 103.2

Disclaimers

* Requires adaptor (not supplied)

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