Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera

Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera

Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera


Get everything up close with powerful 35x Optical Zoom

Get amazingly close with 35x optical zoom with the professional Sony® lens. Your subjects will remain in great detail with this long zoom length.

Minimized blur with Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and still images with Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active mode. This technology works to deliver sharp image quality with low noise and minimal blur even while the user is strolling and the camera is zoomed in.

20.1MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images

A powerful 20.1 megapixel super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail.

Simplify camera menu with Easy Mode

Put your camera in easy mode to minimize the layers in your menu. This makes your shooting experience easy and enjoyable!

Picture Effect for more expressive photos

Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Picture Effect can be applied to still images (4 modes), movies (4 modes) and panoramic shots (3 modes), giving photos and movies even greater impact.

Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360°)

Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.

Smile Shutter technology automatically captures smiles

Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Party Mode optimizes flash to lighting condition

Shoot in challenging lighting situations with Party Mode. The camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation and saturation to enable easy capturing of bright, vivid party photos.

DSLR-like body & EVF provide steady shot when zooming

The DSC-H300 was designed with ease of use in mind. Its ergonomic grip, similar to those on standard single-lens reflex cameras, makes handling the camera easy. The Images are clearly displayed in the viewfinder, with minimal reflection, even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight.

3.0” (921K dots) Clear Photo LCD display

Generous 3.0” (921K dots) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.

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Advanced Features
Picture Effects Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key
Advanced Features
Blink Detection Yes
Face Detection 8 faces
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
In-Camera Editing Retouch / Trimming / Unsharp Masking / Date view
Intelligent Auto Yes
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Auto / off
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Sweep Panorama Sweep Panorama / Sweep Panorama (360)
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Camera Type High Zoom digital camera
Convenience Features
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
Power Save Mode Standard / Max /Off
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed Approx.0.80 fps(100 shots)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto (2 - 1/1500) / Program Auto (1 - 1/1500) / Manual (30 - 1/1500)
Exposure System
D-Range Optimizer Standard / Plus / Off
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
ISO Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Sensitivity Auto:(ISO100-ISO800 Level)
Minimum Illumination Auto: 28 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Scene Mode(s) High Sensitivity / Night Scene / Night Portrait / Landscape / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Gourmet / Pet Mode
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 m to 8.8 m (1.3 feet to 28.8 feet )(W) / Approx.3.5 m to 4.6 m (11.4 feet to 15.0 feet)(T) / ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.4 m (40.6 feet)(W) / Approx. 6.5 m(21.3 feet)(T)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Focus Control
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
AF Modes Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
Imaging Sensor
Color Filter System RGB primary color mosaic filters
Effective Picture Resolution 20.1MP
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
Pixel Gross 20.4MP
Processor Bionz(R)
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
SD Output Composite
Tripod Mount Yes
USB Port(s) Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
LCD Display
Brightness Control 5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Grid Display Yes
Histogram Yes
LCD Type 3.0" Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)
Aperture f 3.0 - 5.9
Digital Zoom 2x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 4:3: 25 - 875mm / Still 16:9 : 27.2 - 954mm / Movie 16:9: 30.3 - 1060mm / Movie 4:3: 27.8 - 973mm
Lens Type Sony Lens
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx.1cm (0.03') to Infinity, T: Approx. 350cm (11.48') to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx.1cm (0.03') to Infinity, T: Approx. 350cm (11.48') to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 35x
Total Zoom 70x
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx.1.5W
Battery Type AA x4
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) Approx. 350 / Approx. 175min
Color Space sRGB
Media Type SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media
Microphone/Speaker Mono / mono
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama: 360° (11,520 × 1,080) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080 / 4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080 / 3,424 x 1,920)
Still Image File Format Still Image: JPEG, Movie: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 15M (5,152 x 2,896) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 20M (5,152 x 3,864) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944)
Video Format MP4 (AVC / H.264)
Video Mode 1280 x 720 (Fine )(1,280 × 720/30fps) /1280x720 (Standard)(1,280 × 720/30fps) / VGA (640 × 480/30fps)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1year limited parts / 90days labor
Operating System Compatibility supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
Supplied Software Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D: 5 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 4 7/8" (129.6mm x 95.0mm x 122.3mm)
Weight (Approx.) 1 lb, 4.8 oz (590g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 1 lb 1.5 oz (495g)

What's in the Box

  • Alkaline (non-rechargeable) AA battery x4
  • Multi USB cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual