Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 comparison

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)
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Price $398 to $399 at 10 stores $399 at 8 stores $447 to $599 at 6 stores $396 at 1 store $318 to $449 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date February 28, 2013 September 06, 2012 July 17, 2012 January 28, 2013 April 22, 2013
The Bottom Line It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch. If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies. If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality. Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.8 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3.2 in
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Dimensions (W x D x H) 5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
4.8 in x 4.2 in x 3.4 in
4.9 in x 4.3 in x 3.4 in
4.9 in x 4 in x 3.3 in
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Lens System 50 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/2.8-6.3
50 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/3.4-6.5
24 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 108 mm - F/2.8
42 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 180 mm - F/3.0-5.9
30 x x
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
BSI-CMOS
MOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 10000
ISO 8000
ISO auto
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (80-400)
ISO 6400
ISO auto (80-800)
ISO 12800
ISO 80-3200
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Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
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Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
2 x
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Weight 22 oz
19.4 oz
1.2 lbs
19.4 oz
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Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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