|Bring the action ultra-close with a remarkable, 20x zoom ultra-compact camera. Plus, share pics and video easily to Facebook and more with wireless transfer to your smartphone or tablet. Easily shoot all day with battery to spare with up to 500 photos per charge.|
20x optical zoom plus 40x Clear Image Digital ZoomGet up close with 20x optical zoom plus 40x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
18.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image SensorThis camera features a 18.2 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor that brings out the power of the camera’s Sony® G lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain
WiFi sharing to upload photos and videosWiFi lets you quickly upload photos and videos to social media sites through your WiFi smartphone or tablet, back them up on a network-connected PC, or view them on a large screen TV.
AVCHD™ 1080/60i videoRecord crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video.¹ This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Shoot nearly all day with improved battery lifeTake up to 500 photos per charge for high-volume photography on-the-go.
Optical SteadyShot™ image Stabilization with 2-way Active ModeSony's Active Mode image stabilization gives you the freedom to shoot movies even while walking or running³. 2-way Active Mode corrects for both vertical and horizontal motion.
Enhanced Superior AutoEnhanced Superior Auto supports scenes with dynamic motion to provide beautiful results even in dark situations. The result is clearer images with less blur.
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fpsCapture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously
Creative shooting with Picture and Beauty effectsPicture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Beauty Effects allows edits to skin tones, skin smoothing, shine removal, eye widening, and teeth whitening. Beauty Effects can be combined to further enhance the image
Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ mode-up to 360°Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode takes our Sweep Panorama function to the next level with the addition of motion compensation. Even when subjects are moving in the foreground of your landscape, these cameras can detect faces and moving subjects, intelligently stitching different widths together to minimize distortion. 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.
|Picture Effects||HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration|
|Anti Motion Blur||Yes|
|Face Detection||8 faces|
|Image Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active mode|
|In-Camera Editing||Beauty Effect / Trimming / Unsharp Masking / Date view / Picture Effect|
|Smile Shutter™ technology||Yes|
|Sweep Panorama||Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)|
|Tracking Focus||Off / Auto|
|Camera Type||Compact zoom digital camera|
|Erase/Protect||Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD|
|Red-Eye Reduction||Auto / On / Off|
|Burst Mode||Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)|
|Self-timer||Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2|
|Shutter Speeds||iAuto (4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)|
|Exposure Compensation||Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step|
|ISO||Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 *4 / 12800 *4|
|Metering Modes||Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Scene Mode(s)||High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR|
|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. 0.2m to 4.3m (7 7/8 inches to 14 feet 1 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx. 2.0m to 2.4 m (6 feet 6 3/4 inches to 7 feet 10 1/2 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 6.1 m (20 feet 1/4 inches)(W) / Approx. 3.4 m (11 feet 1 7/8 inches)(T)|
|Flash Modes||Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash|
|AF Illuminator||Auto / Off|
|AF Modes||Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus|
|Color Filter System||RGB primary color filters|
|Effective Picture Resolution||18.2 MP|
|Imaging Sensor||1/2.3" Exmor R® CMOS sensor|
|Pixel Gross||21.1 MP|
|HD Output||Micro HDMI|
|Memory Card Slot||MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible|
|USB Port(s)||Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)|
|Brightness Control||5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)|
|LCD Type||3.0'' ClearPhoto™ LCD (460K dots)|
|Focal Length (35mm equivalent)||Still 4:3: 25-500mm / Movie 4:3: 33-660mm (SteadyShot Standard) 33-840 (SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 27-540mm / Movie 16:9: 27-540mm (SteadyShot Standard) 27-690mm (SteadyShot Active)|
|Lens Construction||11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)|
|Lens Type||Sony G|
|Minimum Focus Distance||iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16') to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56') to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16') to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56') to Infinity)|
|Steady Shot Mode:Active||Yes|
|Power Consumption (in Operation)||Approx. 1.0W|
|Battery Capacity||4.5Wh (1240mAh)|
|Battery Type||LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 3.6V|
|Power Requirements||AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA|
|Audio Format||AC3 (Stereo)|
|Media Type||optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)|
|Microphone/Speaker||Stereo / mono|
|Panorama Still Image Size||Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520×1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080 / 4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080 / 3,424 x 1,920)|
|Still Image Max Effective Resolution||Approx. 18.2 Megapixels|
|Still Image Size 16:9||16:9 mode: 13M (4,896 x 2,752) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)|
|Still Image Size 4:3||4:3 mode: 18M (4,896 x 3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA|
|Video Format||AVCHD Ver2.0 / MP4|
|Video Mode||AVCHD 60i: 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440x1,080/60i), MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280x720/30fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/30fps)|
|Wind Noise Reduction||Off / On|
|Dimensions (Approx.)||W x H x D:3 7/8" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/16" (96 x 54.9 x 25.mm)|
|Weight (Approx.)||5.9 oz. (166g)|
|Weight(Approx) (Main unit only)||4.9 oz. (139g)|
The good 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 bad 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.
The bottom line 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.