Sony DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Camera

Sony DSC-HX300 Point & Shoot Camera  (Black)

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  • Effective Pixels: 20.4 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 50
  • Sensor Type: CMOS | LCD Size: 3 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • Auto Focus

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC Point & Shoot camera is a highly capable device and is also great for beginners and intermediates alike.

Sensor Technology

The camera comes with a powerful 20.4 MP EXMOR R Sensor. This CMOS sensor is a great choice for high speed photography and even for low light conditions. The BIONZ image processor allows for high quality images.


This camera is equipped with Carl Zeiss optics and is also supplemented with the Vario Sonnar T Lens. This arrangement is highly useful for high quality photos along a wide range of lighting conditions. The lens is capable of a zoom level that is 50 times more than the standard focus. The 100 X clear image zoom feature also augments this 50 X zoom lens.

Auto Focus

This is a feature found commonly in many cameras though most do not offer high speed auto modes. This camera however is able to support high speed auto modes that can help in times when you need to quickly takes some photographs and you are left with little or no time to manually set the values.

Optical Steadiness

This camera is equipped with features that help in steadying your image so that you can take beautiful shots across a wide range of optical situations. Optical Steady Shot will help in high speed subjects that would otherwise look blurred.

Manual Controls

This is one camera that is a point and shoot as well as a DSLR in some ways. This device is able to provide you with manual controls that will allow you to set values for taking photos in a creative way that could otherwise be possible only on a DSLR camera. You can also get continuous shooting modes with 10 fps speed. This is a great function as it allows you to get creative with your projects.

Other Features

Full HD Movie recording is possible with the camera thanks to the advanced sensor and high performance lens that it comes equipped with. This camera comes with a 3.0-Type Xtra Fine LCD panel that can be used to view all your images and your subjects before and after clicking the picture.

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Sales Package
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) / AC Adaptor (AC-UB10 / UB10B / UB10C / UB10D) x7 / Micro USB cable / Shoulder Strap / Lens Cap / Instruction Manual
Model Name
  • DSC-HX300
  • Cyber-shot
  • Point & Shoot
Effective Pixel
  • 20.4 MP
  • Yes
Optical Zoom
  • 50
Maximum Shutter Speed
  • 1/4000 sec
Sensor And Sensitivity Features
Sensor Type
  • CMOS
Sensor Size
  • 1/2.3
ISO Rating
  • Auto ISO 80 - 12800
  • Multi-Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Other Sensor Features
  • Exmor CMOS
Focus Features
Auto Focus
  • Yes
Manual Focus
  • Yes
Lens & Exposure Features
Type of Lens
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Lens Color Filter
  • Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Lens Focal Length
  • 4.3 - 215 mm Still Image (35 mm Equivalent to 24 - 1200 mm), Movie (35 mm Equivalent to 26.5 - 1325 mm)
Aperture Range
  • F2.8 (W) - F6.3 (T)
Minimum Shutter Speed
  • 4 sec
Modes And Functions
Built-in Flash
  • Yes
Flash Modes
  • Auto, Flash On, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Flash Range
  • 0.5 - 8.5 m (W), 2.4 m - 3.5 m (T)
HD Support
  • Yes
Delete Function
  • Yes
  • Yes
Red Eye Reduction
  • Yes
Macro Mode
  • Yes, 1 cm
Other Features
  • 21.1 Total Megapixels, Focal Length: 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 26 - 1300 mm Still Image 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 - 1850 mm Movie 16:9 Aspect Ratio SteadyShot Active), 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34.5 - 2300 mm (SteadyShot Active), BIONZ Imaging Processor, Focus Mode (Multi-Point AF, Center Weighted AF, Spot AF, Flexible Spot AF, Manual AF, Flexible Spot AF (Tracking Focus), Flexible Spot AF (Face Tracking Focus), Exposure Compensation: 2.0 EV in increment of 1/3 EV, Auto Macro, Auto Focus Illuminator, Face Detection (Mode (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority), Face Selection (Key, Selected-face Memory), Detectable 8 Faces, 5 Steps LCD Brightness Setting, 3D Still Image, Picture Effect (HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Water Color, Illustration), Tripod Receptacle, Playback (Slide Show Video Output, Movie, Effects (Simple / Nostalgic / Stylish / Active), Music, Download Music, Automatic Image Rotation, Other Features (Sill Image Recording During Movie, Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Auto Bracket, In-camera Guide, Retouch Trimming, Retouch Red-eye Correction, Retouch Unsharp Masking, Still Image Capture from Movie, Date View, Slide Show with Music, 3D Viewing Mode, 0.15 sec Shooting Time Lag, 0.011 sec Shutter Release Time Lag, 0.8 sec Shooting Interval, Wind Noise Reduction (Off / On), Histogram Indicator (On / Off), Photo Creativity
White Balancing
  • Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, One Push Set
Shooting Modes
  • High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handhold Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Auto Mode
  • Yes
Audio And Video Features
Video Format
  • AVCHD, H.264
Audio Video Interface
  • Video Output
Audio Format
  • AC3
Image Features
Image Sizing
  • 3648 X 2736 (10 M)
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
  • Yes
Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9, 4:3
Face Detection
  • Yes
Continuous Shots
  • Yes, 10 fps
Other Resolution Features
  • Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio 2592 x 1944 (5 M), VGA (640 X 480), Sweep Panorama 360 (11520 x 1080), Sweep Panorama HR (10480 x 4096), Sweep Panorama Wide (7152 x 1080 / 4912 x 1920), Sweep Panorama Standard (4912 x 1080 / 3424 x 1920), Movie Recording AVCHD 1920 x 1080 (28 M, PS), AVCHD 1920 x 1080 (24 M, FX), AVCHD 1920 x 1080 (17 M, FH), AVCHD 1440 x 1080 (9 M, HQ), AVC-MP4 1440 x 1080 (12 M), AVC-MP4 1280 x 720 (6 M), AVC-MP4-VGA 640 x 480 (3 M)
Storage & Power Features
Inbuilt Memory
  • 48 MB
Upgradable Memory
  • Yes
Card Type
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC / Stick Duo (Still Image / Movies) / Stick PRO Duo (Still Image / Movies) / Stick PRO Duo (High Speed) / Stick PRO HG Duo / Stick XC-HG / Stick micro / Stick micro (Mark2) / micro SD / micro SDHC
Battery Type
  • Lithium Battery
Connectivity & Display Features
  • Hi-speed USB
  • Micro HDMI
  • Yes
Display Size
  • 3 inch
LCD Display
  • Xtra Fine TFT LCD with Angle Adjustment
LCD Display Image Resolution
  • 921,600 dots
LCD Display Video Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
Additional Features
  • Stereo
Red Eye Reduction
  • Yes
Supported Languages
  • 19
Camera Body Weight
  • 650 g
  • 129.6 (W) x 93.2 (H) x 103.2 (D) mm
Warranty Summary
  • 2 Years Sony India Warranty and Free Transit insurance
Ratings & Reviews
190 Ratings &
63 Reviews
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Mr. Bikash Roy

whatever you said is fine... but as far as buying this with 25000 goes, this point and shoot camera is easy to use and gives great picture quality. most people don't know too much about lenses etc.... so what is the point of buying a DSLR if we dont know how to use it??? rather this easy to use point and shoot camera with excellent picture quality is better option for most people.... DSLRs worth 25000 are for amateur photographers on a budget..... this camera is more for people who want good ...

Rohan Dutta

7 Aug, 2013

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NExt BeSt Thing to SLR

HI all,
Purchased the camera in august ,one of the main reason to choose it instead of Canon SX50 was manual ring and bigger aperture 2.8 instead of 3.5 in canon.I got it for 21433 as cash back offer was going around at that time.

I used both the camera before buying Sony.To be honest Canon image quality was a bit better but not good enough for extra 4500 i have to pay!!

1.The zoom is just wow, 50x is massive though quality degrades.
2.Grip of the camera is really good, i mean the bes...

ashutosh dubey

Certified Buyer

24 Sep, 2013

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I am Just loving it-

Mr ROY gave 2 star for this camera, I don't know why,either he doesnt know how to use the camera or he didnt buy the camera.Anyways,lets come to the point. I am a wildlife freak, was planing to buy a camera, but was confused which one to choose.DSLR or Sony Cyber shot. Then after much research and hopping around shops, I found that buying DSLR would cost at least 25k, and buying lens for zoom you need to spend some more buck .. n for nature lovers like me...300mm lens is the minimum I would...

Sudeshna Guhathakurta Sarkar

29 Aug, 2013

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At first, I was very confused between The Canon SX50 HS and the Sony HX300....
Canon and Sony both have the 50x Optical zoom.... The Sony has the optical steady shot to help you even at the highest zoom range in the camera... Whereas the Canon has the DIGIC 5 processor to handle noise excellently...
The Sony Has a 150x digital zoom and the Canon has a 4x digital zoom....
The Canon has a 12.1 MP with a CMOS sensor and the Sony has a 20.4 MP with an Exmor CMOS sensor.....
The lens of the Canon ...

Swapnil Talekar

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

13 Jul, 2013

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Best in Class and Value for Money

First of all the build is solid and feels like u r holding a DSLR. The operations are quite simple. The zoom quality is simply superb. The photo quality is too good , off course the size of photo is ~8mb.
The flash in the night is well managed and u will get clear pictures. if you are a traveler, this is one is made for you, Hassle free operation , no need to change lenses unlike a DSLR. one more advantage is that no need to carry a separate charger as it works with universal USB chargers whi...


Certified Buyer, Bangalore

3 May, 2014

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The most honest review.. I have bought this product and used it for almost a year..

First of all who says this not a good product and suggests fellow buyers to better go with a DSLR cameras - Do you even know that these cameras are class apart and targeted to completely different target markets? And if you think this cameras is not capable of taking good photos, go and check my flickr account: photos/99091748@N05/ (add flickr website in front). All the photos in there are taken from Sony HX300.

This camera is for them who have just decided to get involved into photography. ...

Rahul Sinha

21 Mar, 2014

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Awesome Camera

I would like to say here that this is the best camera one beginner can have.

And thanks to Flipkart for such great deal with discounts. Thanks again...!!!!!

Ganesh Gorde

Certified Buyer, Navi Mumbai

10 May, 2014

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Fastest delivery and Awesome product

Delivery :

Flipkart delivered it on second day. Hats Off.

About Product :

The most important thing is the warranty (as lots of people gets confused about warranty while buying products online). It has 2 years of Sony India warranty (confirmed it with Sony authorised service centre).

I have searched a lot before buying this and I was confused between this and a entry level DSLR (Canon 1100D). If you are a pro and ready to pay extra for lenses, buy a DSLR. But if you like to take hassle ...

Ravi Shinde

Certified Buyer

17 Aug, 2013

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its a SONY thing..freaking cooolllll

hi all. i bought this product two weeks earlier..and i find really cool to use this camera. especially the 50x optical qoom is very fine..and the advanced optical steady shot is up to the standards. cant xpect a more frm sony in this compact size and weight. overall a superb product and the EVF is a pretty gud to make a powerful appreance like a SLR..

Ashok P

Certified Buyer

27 Jul, 2013

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Great Camera !

First of I would like to respond to the person , as to why would anyone buy a camera for 22000 rupees that is a point and shoot. Just to say where will you get a 50x zoom for 22000 bucks. The image qulality is excellent as long as one doesnt want print sizes of more than 13x19 inches, which for an amateur is more than enough. I have this camera and it is excellent. You can view my pics at flickr.

Gautam Lakra

Certified Buyer

28 Jun, 2013

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