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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and value for money. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the manual image adjustments and sensor. There are some mixed reviews about 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 Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

features, energy, glare

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

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Great camera with exceptional zoom

 

I wanted long zoom and good picture and this camera has it. I read reviews on line on this camera and others and tried some others, but their focus was shaky or low battery life or too big for a pocket.About me... casual user

Great zoom and picture quality

Small for holding comfortable

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like the zoom

 

Great pictures very easy to use awesome zoom Plus the sd card is a plus like the plug in.computer and charge featureAbout me... casual user

great pictures

haven't found anything yet

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Great camera

 

The camera was a good price and is the perfect size. Overall I think it is a great purchase. It's a little bit complicated to operate at first but after a little work it's ok. Overall I think it was a pretty wise and stable investment.About me......

Nice size

Kind of complicated

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Great zoom on the camera. Very small and easy to

 

I think this camera is great for traveling or when you don't want to carry anything heavy. It takes great photos and is fairly easy to use. Nice camea.About me... Photo enthusiast

Zoom and size of the camera. Has great pixels

the settings are a tad confusing

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love this camera. Really easy to use.

 

Great value for the price. Real easy to use. Great zoom. It's practically impossible to take a bad pic with this camera. There's a great setting which digitally analyzes all elements of the scene and most of the time gives you great results even in...

nice zoom. Great pic quality

No complaints

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Nice but SLOW camera

 

This camera had nice features. It took very nice quality photos in good lighting situations but the photos when the light was not optimal were horrible. The camera was easy to use and I loved the wifi transfer ability but the delay between photos was...

Good picture quality, great features

Delay between taking photos

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

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

Lens

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

Memory

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

Recording

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