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Sony DSC-HX300 20 MP Digital Camera with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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133 of 140 people found the following review helpful
I am a compulsive photographer, and started shooting people and objects when I was 15. A friend presented me with my first digital camera when I was 45, and life has never been the same again. That was Sony Mavica, and it used 3.5 inch floppy disks to store pictures. The highest resolution was only 1.2 mega pixels, but with its 16x optical magnification it did wonders for me.

This is my fourth digital Camera in 15 years. In fact the moment I read the specification and the Sony name, I sold my non Sonly Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, removable lens, and telephoto lens (puchased for a futune) at a loss and bought this model. Once again, life has never been the same again after I bought it.

Here are some of the features

*** It offer 20+ Mega-pixel resolution, something that can do wonders
*** It offer and unbelievable 50x OPTICAL magnification, again something that can do wonders

Care to Take:
*** The camera offers so much in terms of resolution and optical magnification that most users need to learn afresh that a powerful tool can be used in unbelievable way. Do explore all the possibilities
*** Do use a monopod or a tripod for shooting at magnifications greater than 20x

Uniqueness:
*** High resolution
*** Super-high magnification
*** Ability to keep the flash off in any and every situation (a manual switch is provided)
*** All other standard software features are available
*** Very light and ergonomic design

Most Helpful Feature:
*** The ability to shoot pictures even in relative darkness is the feature most helpful to me. This means that I do not have to turn the flash on at most occasions. What is more, if the image on the viewfinder screen looks dark, the circular switch at the back of the camera allows you to lighten the image before shooting to an amazing degree. This means that one can save considerable amount of battery charge, which in turn gives a longer battery life. This feature also produces better pictures than dark pictures made light in a graphics program.

Recommendation:
*** If ease of use, high resolution, and high optical magnification is your need, then this is THE camera for you
*** It is very economically priced

I have been using this Camera now for 3 months and for me it is dream come true.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2013
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Normally, I see these "bundle" packs as a waste of time. Usually you end up paying extra for a bunch of cheap "off-brand" items that you wouldn't think to buy if you really thought about it. But... the price of this camera bundle is the EXACT same price Amazon sells it for the camera alone. I'm not going to lie, there are still some random pieces in this bundle that will be tucked away in a drawer and never see the light of day, but the following items alone are worth it:

- BRAND new Sony Camera
- BRAND new Sony Case (not an off-brand or cheap one)
- BRAND new SONY 16GB memory card (keep in mind the camera does not come with one)
- BRAND new lens cap cord (again, camera doesn't come with one)

There are a bunch of other little items in the bundle that have worth, but I believe I've made my point. Its the same price as the camera alone, plus you get like $100 of extra stuff. Its a no-brainer.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2013
Besides getting a wonderful camera, it came with all kinds of accessories for a great price. Delivery was fast and the camera arrived safely. As far as the camera goes, it has so many bells and whistles that I am still trying to figure out. The only disappointment with the camera is the viewfinder. It is not very clear, however the lcd screen is bright and clear.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2013
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The camera arrived earlier than expected which was a nice surprise. The accessories are top notch. The bag is wonderful and the perfect size for the camera. You will get an array of accessories that would cost you $$ by themselves. This package is the real deal.
Now for the camera! Goodness gracious. I am not a beginner, but not an accomplished photographer either. I have owned Nikon in the past and decided to try this camera based on the rave reviews. Am I ever glad I did. The pictures are unbelievable. The clarity in just the point and shoot mode are incredible. You will feel like a professional! Play around with the other modes on the dial. The booklet is (for once) easy to read and understand. A monkey could use the wonderful camera!
Can/order from this company--Focus Camera...they were good and for once someone reliable(!) and you will be glad. They send you quality stuff and do not skimp. I was fearful that I would get second rate stuff....NOT! It is all the real deal!
I cannot wait to use this camera on my upcoming trip. Do not delay! You will not regret it for one nano second.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2013
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the camera is small enough and is not heavy and takes beautiful pictures.I still think you need a tripod when using the zoom. Lee Basson
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2013
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This will be great on our trip to the South seas! Retired people will find it easy to operate, even with glasses.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
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After doing much research in looking for a replacement for my Canon, I decided on the Sony. I am so glad that I did and that I bought the "bundle." Not only does the camera have a ton of features, but it takes great pictures as well. I'm a mom of two kids, two dogs, a cat and a busy schedule. I don't have time to tinker and click 100 things to figure out how to get the right settings for the picture I want to take. I still have much to figure out but in the short time I've had it, I'm in love!

Now...the items in the bundle?? I paid about $20 more than I would have for the camera and got a TON of things...the SD card alone (16MB) would run over $10. The case is genuine Sony and sturdy. The tripod is perfect for those times where you need to grab a shot with the self-timer. And then there are other "maintenance" items that I would have never thought to purchase but will help me maintain my new investment.

If you're looking to get great shots of your kids, friends, pets, events, and even experiment with new shots, this is the camera for you!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2013
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I read reviews of this camera on a photography blog. I consider myself an intermediate level photographer and wanted an affordable DSLR that would allow me to do more than my old Nikon would. This camera is perfect for me: I have very small hands but it is easy to hold and focus; the range of settings allows all sorts of experimentation; the 50x zoom is exactly what I wanted. My first attempt at a moon picture is awesome. For the few extra $$$$ the kit is well worth the price. I have nothing negative to say about it! After shooting a series I pop the SD card into my iPad card reader if I want to edit further, but the photos are so good I usually don't have to.

The package arrived very quickly......the packaging itself was very good, nothing damaged.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2013
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Live in a seaside community so as soon as I received my camera I headed out to try it. Took pictures of ospray up in their nests on top of telephone poles, beach roses on the bush, the lighthouse surrounded by fog, boats coming into port,deer feeding on roadside. All pictures were all stellar quality. I'm enjoying this camera so much. Wish I had it sooner
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2013
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I've been using Sony H-series cameras for years. I needed an update. I bought a Sony alpha, and it is spectacular, but cumbersome to carry on long hikes, etc. I just bought the DSC HX300 and am very happy with it. It's more compact and easier to tote around all day. It's very easy to use. The Zeiss lens makes for great picture quality. I'm very glad I went with this camera.
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