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Cyber Shot DSC-H 300,
This review is from: Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black) (Electronics)
Do not confuse the Sony DSCH300/B with the Sony DSC-HX300/B like I did. First off the little bit of info Amazon has up about this camera is wrong. It does not have CMOS it has a CCD sensor. Good luck trying to find a owners manual or any info about this camera not even on Sony's web site other than it was to be sold in Latin America only. Sony seems to not want any ties to this camera and I can see why. I have gotten better pictures from disposable cameras. I was upgrading from my old Power shot A630 8.0 that I've had for many years. It still takes great pictures, but I have ferrets and was hoping to get something to take better photos of them landscapes and birds. I though the 35x zoom would help with that. I am a amateur photographer but I am 60 years old and have taken thousands of pictures in my lifetime. I decided to give this camera a chance and have tried to get something at least as good as my old camera. I have tried most of the settings in an effort to get a good picture. But I have yet to get one single picture that even comes close to the Power Shot A630. Bottom line stay clear of this very disposable camera!!!
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Initial post: Feb 15, 2014 5:24:23 PM PST
Neill Southwick says:
return it to Amazon and buy a Panasonic FZ70.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 6:06:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2014 2:02:51 PM PST
I'm considering the Panasonic FZ70 or the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000. Thanks Neill
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2014 8:10:12 AM PST
I've been Sony hi-end consumer camera since the 3.5" disc-based FD-91. My last three (F707, H2 and H7) have had Zeiss lenses and the photos were spectacular. In 2012 I upgraded(?) to an HX1 and I am shocked at how grainy the stills are. I shoot a lot of video for YouTube, so it still fills the bill, but my next move will have the Zeiss lens
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2014 2:01:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2014 2:01:23 PM PST
I guess the bottom line is I should have stayed with Canon camera's! I have used many different brands but the best pictures have always been from the Canon's. These are the mid-range camera's as I have yet to invest in a high end professional one. I never needed to, the quality of pictures was good enough for my needs. Now everyone seems to have a bridge camera out with a zoom lens. The zoom lens being the biggest selling point. Most having lenses with 20x to 50x. The trouble is the lenses are junk and it shows in the pictures. The zoom lens on the Cyber Shot DSC-H 300 is ok for shooting low quality video. But it is no good as a camera to save those important moments you want to save and treasure always in photos. Anyway, your point about the lenses I think sums it up. To take "spectacular" pictures you need a camera with a good quality lens.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2014 11:04:55 AM PST
Read the reviews for the hX-300 and there's a guy matching that one (with the Zeiss lens) against his Canon DSLR shot for shot and posting pictures of the results. I've had Canon and Nikon pocket cameras and maybe their image quality is marginally better, but you can't beat Sony's functionality. (zoomability, auto settings, panoramic scans, etc.)
Posted on Jun 29, 2014 5:58:00 PM PDT
S Nelson says:
Is this the owner's manual from the Sony Web site... https://docs.sony.com/release/DSCH300_EN_
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2014 8:41:05 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2014 7:04:00 PM PDT
Special thanks to "S Nelson" for posting the link to Sony Web Site for the Sony DSC-H300 camera.
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2014 11:20:31 AM PDT
Marilyn Armstrong says:
The FZ70 has a really mediocre no-name brand lens. The FZ60 was a much better camera. I bought the 70 and I am sorry I did. I am going to give it to someone who doesn't know the difference between in vs. out of focus. The FZ200 is a GREAT camera, but a lot more expensive.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2014 11:21:34 AM PDT
Marilyn Armstrong says:
Don't buy any Panasonic that doesn't have a Leica lens. WITH a Leica lens, great cameras. With a cheap, no name lens, not great. Not even good.