Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300

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Distant Subjects are Clearly Revealed

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot camera featuring a 20.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor for producing high resolution still imagery and HD 720p video. This sensor is benefited by the inclusion of a long-reaching 35x optical zoom lens, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-875mm. For shooting in low-light conditions and when working at greater zoom magnifications, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is available to counter the effects of camera shake.

For monitoring and playback of images, as well as navigating the menu system, a 3.0" 461k-dot Clear Photo LCD is available and offers five brightness steps to aid in viewing in bright conditions. There are also a host of camera effects to further refine the appearance of your imagery including Picture Effects, Beauty Effects, Face Detection, 360 Sweep Panorama, and iAuto mode. Additionally, the H300 is powered by 4 AA batteries.

20.1MP Super HAD CCD Sensor

    The H300 integrates a 20.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor to produce high resolution imagery that benefits from the 35x optical zoom lens and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. The combination of these technologies renders sharp, detailed imagery suitable for both printing and sharing online. The sensor also enables HD video recording up to 1280 x 720 at 30 fps.
35x Optical Zoom Lens and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
    A built-in 35x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-875mm, giving wide-angle to super-telephoto perspectives to suit most shooting situations. Supporting this lens' long-range abilities is built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which helps to lessen the appearance of camera shake.
3.0" LCD Monitor and Functional Design
    The design of the H300 mimics that of a DSLR, providing an easy to hold body for increased stability when working with longer focal lengths. A 3.0" 461k-dot Clear Photo LCD monitor is available for image monitoring and review and features five brightness settings for greater usability in sunlit conditions.
Other Camera Features
  • Picture Effects help to add increased mood to imagery by altering their appearance to suit your creative direction. Effects include Toy Camera, Pop Color, and Partial Color effects amongst others.
  • Beauty Effect gives you the ability to enhance subjects' skin tones, smooth the appearance of their skin, remove blemishes and shine, whiten teeth, and more.
  • iAuto mode intelligently analyzes the scene you are photographing and optimizes camera settings to best render the situation accurately.
  • Face detection works to improve portraits by emphasizing focus and exposure on the subjects' face.
  • 360 Sweep Panorama allows you to create wide panoramic images in-camera by simply sweeping your camera about the scene.
  • PlayMemories Home software is included for retrieving images from the camera and organizing them.

Specifications
Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Sensor
Max resolution 5152 x 3864  
Other resolutions 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 20 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
Processor Bionz(R)  
Image
White balance presets 9  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Image stabilization notes Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode  
Uncompressed format Unknown  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25875 mm  
Optical zoom 35  
Maximum aperture F3.4 - F6.5  
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
 
Normal focus range 1 cm (0.39)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 460,000  
Screen type Clear Photo LCD  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder resolution 201,000  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 8.80 m  
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash  
Continuous drive 0.8 fps  
Self-timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo  
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Physical
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery Life (CIPA) 350  
Weight (inc. batteries) 590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)  
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122 mm (5.1 x 3.74 x 4.81)  
Other features
GPS None


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