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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and value for money. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the manual image adjustments and sensor. There are mixed comments on the exposure and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, value for money, size

features, shutter, sensor, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX300 Review


The Sony Cyber-Shot WX300 is a versatile and easy-to-use ultra-compact digicam that the entire family will enjoy. Its 20x optical zoom lens and image quality make it worth looking at. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

All shooting modes are very easy to use and perform very well ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; 20x optical zoom lens is always at the correct distance ; Great image quality ; SteadyShot and Superior Auto always produce sharp...

Small/Weak flash ; Some noise in all images / Normal for a small, high res. sensor ; Any setting over ISO 1600 is unacceptable ; No Audio input ; Terrible audio from built-in mic

The Sony Cyber-Shot WX300 is a versatile and easy-to-use ultra-compact digicam that the entire family will enjoy. Its 20x optical zoom lens and image quality make it worth looking at. Read more in our

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)


As everyone's well aware at this point, one of the key advantages point-and-shoots have over smartphones is their zoom lenses. Sony's out in front for 2013 with the 30x zoom Cyber-shot HX50V and the 20x zoom Cyber-shot WX300. Though both are small...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is currently the lightest, smallest camera with a 20x zoom. It has built-in Wi-Fi for on-the-go sharing (among other things); fantastic battery life; and a large variety of auto shooting options.

The camera's weight and size can make it difficult to keep steady when using the zoom lens, the screen is difficult to see in bright sun, and the lens has small apertures at both ends, making the zoom best suited for daytime, outdoor use.

If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice.

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"Sony told me to buy something better"


Paid $A408 for this camera at the Sony shop in Singapore in June this year. Supposedly 'on sale'. Upgrading from my Canon IXUS 8015 (I thought) and was disappointed in comparison shots taken with the two cameras. I conacted Sony to comment on the...

Large view screen

Full Zoom unstable without tripod


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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

features, energy, glare

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Good camera


This was a good replacement for my other camera. Took very nice pics. Happy overall.

takes clear pics and good zome

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Great camera for a sort of beginner


It is a small sized camera with many of the features of a large professional camera. Easy to carry and hold.About me... casual user

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Good camera for vacation use.


Good camera. Easy to use for beginners. Zoom quality was awesome!About me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user

easy to set up, awesome panoramic photos

not so great action shots

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Very nice camera


This camera is so much better than my old one. Nice pocket size, great zoom, great pictures, no delay in taking the picture. The charging system though I do not like as the battery stays in the camera while charging. I ordered one that just plugs into...

Small size, great zoom, great pictures

Charging system but it works

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Great camera


The best camera I bought. My son even can use it with no problems. Great zoom. And picture quality.

everything so easy

Nothing absolutely love it

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Very good. My wife loved this camera. GoooooooddddAbout me... semi-pro photographer, casual user



Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D:3D enabled / No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BX1


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No