Sony Cyber-shot HX300 Specifications

Very fine point-and-shoot with a 50x zoom lens

Sony Cyber-shot HX300

Part Number: DSC-HX300/B (Reviewed)

General

  • Depth
    4.1 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    20.4 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    21100000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    20400000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Flex Focus Point, Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Blink Detection technology, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Smile Shutter
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, MPF
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Camera Flash

  • Type
    Built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 28 ft : ISO auto ( wide lens )
    8 ft - 11.5 ft : ISO auto ( tele lens )
    39 ft : ISO 3200 ( wide lens )
    16.7 ft : ISO 3200 ( tele lens )
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 2000, ISO 250, ISO 2500, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 4000, ISO 500, ISO 5000, ISO 640, ISO 1000, ISO 6400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO 8000, ISO auto, ISO 10000, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 12800, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    advanced sports, night portrait, night scene, pet, snow, soft skin, soft snap, anti-motion blur, backlight correction HDR, beach, fireworks, gourmet, handheld twilight, high sensitivity, landscape
  • Special Effects
    HDR Painting, Illustration, Miniature, Pop Color, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft High-key, Toy camera, Water Colour, partial color
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (natural white), fluorescent light (white), incandescent
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    Built-in

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    50 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-6.3
  • Min Focal Length
    4.3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    215 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual (by ring), motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    10
  • Element Qty
    15
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss
  • Features
    ED glass, Super ED glass, aspherical lens

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.2 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    201600 pixels
  • Features
    auto eye sensor
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 5184 x 3888
    JPEG 5184 x 2920
    JPEG 3648 x 2736
    JPEG 2592 x 1944
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 640 x 480
    MPF 5184 x 3888 - 3D mode
    MPF 5184 x 2920 - 3D mode
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second for 10 frames
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360), RGB primary color filter, Superior Auto mode, TransferJet support, USB charging, Unsharp Masking, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, Anti-motion Blur Mode, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, BRAVIA Sync function, Backlight Correction HDR, By Pixel Super Resolution technology, Clear Image Zoom, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Eye-Fi Card Ready, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO)

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-BX1
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh ( included )

Software

  • Type
    Sony PlayMemories Home

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Cyber-shot
  • Model
    DSC-HX300
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second for 10 frames
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 2000, ISO 250, ISO 2500, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 4000, ISO 500, ISO 5000, ISO 640, ISO 1000, ISO 6400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO 8000, ISO auto, ISO 10000, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 12800, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, MPF
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    HDR Painting, Illustration, Miniature, Pop Color, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft High-key, Toy camera, Water Colour, partial color
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Blink Detection technology, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Smile Shutter
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with 3-way Active Mode)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360), RGB primary color filter, Superior Auto mode, TransferJet support, USB charging, Unsharp Masking, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, Anti-motion Blur Mode, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, BRAVIA Sync function, Backlight Correction HDR, By Pixel Super Resolution technology, Clear Image Zoom, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Eye-Fi Card Ready, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO)

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with 3-way Active Mode)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    advanced sports, night portrait, night scene, pet, snow, soft skin, soft snap, anti-motion blur, backlight correction HDR, beach, fireworks, gourmet, handheld twilight, high sensitivity, landscape

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (natural white), fluorescent light (white), incandescent

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Flex Focus Point, Subject-tracking AF
  • Auto Focus Features
    Manual Focus Check Live View

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.1 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    21.97 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    20.4 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    7.8 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Total Pixels
    21100000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    20400000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.5 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Sensors
    digital level meter
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, direct print

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony
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