SONY DSC-HX300 Bridge Camera

Product code: 047310

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Product features

  • 20.4 megapixels
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 50x
  • HD video: Full HD 1080p

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Perfect for the keen photographer, the Sony DSC-HX300 Bridge Camera features a CMOS sensor and a 50x optical zoom lens that allows you to capture moments in detail. It offers similar performance to a DSLR camera without the need to change lenses.

Professional photography

This 20.4 mp camera offers the high performance you'd expect from a DSLR camera with a smaller and easy to use design. The DSC-HX300 has a powerful Exmor R™ CMOS sensor that allows you to take sharp photos with plenty of detail, even if you're shooting in low light conditions such as sunset or a party. It helps to cut out noise in your pictures so you are left with vivid images.

You won't miss the perfect moment to take your photos thanks to the fast autofocus feature. It quickly focusses on your subjects so you can take crisp photos. It also includes a manual focus mode that allows you to unleash your creative side.

The optical SteadyShot stabilisation means that you can take blur-free images even when you're zooming in or not using a tripod. Thanks to the BIONZ processor, your camera can shoot continuous shots at 10 frames per second without sacrificing quality.

Getting closer

The DSCHX300 boasts a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T wide-angle telephoto lens that allows you to stay close to the action. It has an impressive 50 x optical zoom that means you can zoom right in to get a closer shot of your subject. You'll be able to take photos of sweeping landscapes or zoom in for a close-up of animals or people. There's no need to change the lens either, so you won't need to spend time setting up your camera before your photo.

Fantastic photos

You're in control when you use the DSC-HX-300. It has a manual ring that can be used to zoom and focus, custom buttons and a memory mode so you can save your favourite settings ready for when you need them again.

You can also control the aperture and shutter speed manually using the P/S/A/M manual modes.

This camera can also help you to take fantastic photos without relying on you to organise the settings. Intelligent Auto can recognise a range of scenes and will adjust the settings automatically, providing you with the settings you need for a perfect photo. The Extra High Sensitivity mode is ideal in dark scenes such as a candlelit room, helping you to get the best from the lighting conditions. This camera can even detect when your subject is moving and automatically focus on it for clear and blur-free photos.

Add effects to your pictures without the need to use image-editing software using the range of effects stored on this camera.

Panoramic photos are also simple to capture thanks to the Panorama mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera to capture your photo, whether it's a scenic landscape or a packed party.

Full HD video

You can also use the DSC HX300 Camera to shoot Full HD movies. Your videos will be smooth and steady thanks to the high frame rate and Optical SteadyShot Active mode, which provides clear video even if you're walking or zooming in.

Expand your camera memory

It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded.

If you're shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it's best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.

You can expect great things from the Sony DSC-HX300 Bridge Camera, a high performance camera that is simple to use.

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Specification

Technical specifications for SONY DSC-HX300 Bridge Camera

OVERVIEW
Camera type Bridge camera
SENSOR
Resolution 20.4 megapixels
Type Exmor R CMOS
Size 1/2.3"
ISO sensitivity 80 - 12800
Image stabiliser Optical
LENS
Focal length 4.3 - 215 mm
35 mm equivalent - 4:3: 24 - 1200 mm
- 16:9: 26 - 1300 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8 - f/6.3
Minimum distance 1 cm
Normal distance 240 cm to infinity
Focusing Autofocus & manual
ZOOM
Optical zoom 50 x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Digital zoom 810 x
VIEWFINDER
Type Optical
Screen 3" LCD screen
SHUTTER
Shutter speed 4 secs - 1/4000
Continuous shooting 10 fps
Self-timer Yes
SETTINGS
Exposure modes High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Effects HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Colour, Partial Colour, Soft High-key, Watercolour, Illustration
Panorama mode Yes
White balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set, White Balance Shift
PHOTO
Maximum photo resolution 5184 x 3888p
Photo file formats JPEG
VIDEO
Video mode Yes, with sound
Maximum video resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p
Video file formats JPEG
MEMORY
Memory card 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, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
FLASH
Built-in Yes
Guide number Auto/Flash On/Slow Synchro/Rear Slow Synchro/Flash Off/Advanced Flash - ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3 m to 12.4 m (W)/Approx. 2.0 m to 5.9 m (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 17.5 m (W)
CONNECTIONS
Interface - USB 2.0
- Micro HDMI
POWER
Battery type Lithium-Ion NP-BX1
Battery life Approx. 310 shots
Start-up time 2 seconds
GENERAL
Colour Black
Box contents - Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
- AC Adaptor AC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D
- Micro USB
- Shoulder strap
- Lens cap
Dimensions 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 650 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
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(8.7 out of 10)
Ease of use
8.3
Image quality
9.1
Features
8.8
Build quality
9.0
Value for money
8.7
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 128 reviews
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(8 out of 10)

Rownak

newcastle GB Point & shoot
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Most people think its a dslr, but it is far.simpler and more easy to use, less hassle and most settings are auto anyway so good high res photos are easy. Also no lens changes needed because it has 50x zoom.
Battery life on sta dard battery is about 300 photos, so do recommend a second battery. Use amazon and youll be ok. Some shops charge 4 times the amazon price.
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Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2015
Published on: 14 June 2015
(8 out of 10)

Robert

Truro GB Point & shoot
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Comfortable, and as I am an idiot in anything technical, I found the camera easy to use and the quality of the prints is excellent.
Nothing adverse, but some of the modes are not clearly defined.
Confirmed purchase: 24 April 2015
Published on: 23 May 2015
(10 out of 10)

Joanna

GB Keen amateur
+
What a great camera, does exactly what I was hoping for.

Have been getting great shots of the dog on manual mode as well as some amazing night sky photos on the slow shutter speeds.

All in all a great camera at a great price
The built in menus can be a bit difficult to navigate. I suggest you just sit down and take a chance to look through all of them so when you need to put the camera into lets say water colour mode you know where it is.
Confirmed purchase: 14 January 2015
Published on: 05 March 2015
(9 out of 10)

George

Maryport GB Point & shoot
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Reviewer left no comment
Poor start up instructions
Confirmed purchase: 18 December 2014
Published on: 15 February 2015
(9 out of 10)

Rich

GB Keen amateur
+
have not had chance to get out and about yet but what pictures i have taken are good
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 02 December 2014
Published on: 15 January 2015
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SONY DSC-HX300 Bridge Camera
£219.00