Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera


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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot camera featuring a 20.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor producing high resolution still images and HD 720p video.



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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot camera featuring a 20.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor producing high resolution still images and HD 720p video. The sensor is benefited by the inclusion of a long-reaching 35x optical zoom lens, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-875mm. For shooting in low light conditions and when using at greater zoom magnifications, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is available countering the effects of camera shake.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera Features

For monitoring and playback of images and navigating the menu system, a 3.0" 461k-dot Clear Photo LCD is available offering five brightness steps for viewing in bright conditions. There are a host of camera effects to further refine the appearance of your images including Picture Effects, Beauty Effects, Face Detection, 360° Sweep Panorama, and iAuto mode. The H300 is powered by 4 AA batteries.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera Features

20.1MP Super HAD CCD Sensor
The H300 integrates a 20.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor to produce high resolution images that benefits from the 35x optical zoom lens and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. The combination of these technologies renders sharp, detailed images suitable for both printing and sharing online. The sensor enables HD video recording up to 1280 x 720 at 30 fps.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera Features

35x Optical Zoom Lens and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
A built-in 35x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-875mm, giving wide angle to super telephoto perspectives suiting most shooting situations. Supporting this lens' long-range abilities is built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, lessening the appearance of camera shake.

3.0" LCD Monitor and Functional Design
The design of the H300 mimics that of a DSLR, providing an easy to hold body for increased stability when working with longer focal lengths. A 3.0" 461k-dot Clear Photo LCD monitor is available for image monitoring and review and features five brightness settings for greater usability in sunlit conditions.

Other Camera Features
Picture Effects: add increased mood to images by altering their appearance to suit your creative direction. Effects include Toy Camera, Pop Colour, and Partial Colour effects amongst others.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera Features

Beauty Effect: gives you the ability to enhance subjects' skin tones, smooth the appearance of their skin, remove blemishes and shine, whiten teeth, and more.

iAuto mode: intelligently analyzes the scene you are photographing and optimizes camera settings to best render the situation accurately.

Face Detection: works to improve portraits by emphasizing focus and exposure on the subjects' face.

360° Sweep Panorama: allows you to create wide panoramic images in-camera by sweeping your camera about the scene.

PlayMemories Home software: is included for retrieving images from the camera and organizing them.



  • 20.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
  • 35x Optical Zoom 4.5-157.5mm Lens
  • 25-875mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 461k-Dot Clear Photo LCD Screen
  • 1280 x 720 HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • ISO Range of 80-3200
  • Built-In Flash
  • Face Detection, Panorama, & Other Modes
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries



Pixels Actual: 20.4 Megapixel
  Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
  Movies: MP4
Max Resolution 20 MP: 5152 x 3864
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Colour Spaces sRGB
Lens EFL: 4.5-157.5mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-875mm)
  Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 35x
  Digital: 70x
Focus Range Wide: 0.04" (1.02 mm) - Infinity
  Telephoto: 4.92' (1.50 m) - Infinity
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200
Shutter 2 - 1/1500 Second in Auto Mode
  1 - 1/1500 Second in Program Mode
  30 - 1/1500 Second in Manual Mode
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama
  Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Shooting Modes Beach
  Easy Auto Mode
  High Sensitivity
  Night Portrait
  Night Scene
  Partial Colour
  Pet Mode
  Pop Colour
  Soft High-Key
  Soft Skin
  Toy Camera Effect
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to .8 fps for up to 100 Frames in JPEG Format
Self-Timer 2, 10 Seconds
Flash Modes Advanced Flash
  Flash On
  Slow Sync
Built-In Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.31 - 22.31' (0.4 - 6.8 m)
  Telephoto: 4.92 - 11.81' (1.50 - 3.60 m)
  Wide: Up To 44.95' (13.7 m)
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Pro Duo
  Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
  Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
  Memory Stick Duo
  Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
  Memory Stick Micro
  Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1280 x 720p: 30 fps
  640 x 480p: 30 fps
Audio Recording With Video (Mono)
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 3" LCD (460,800 pixels)
Connectivity AV / USB Multi
Wi-Fi None
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8
  Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Battery 4 x AA Batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.5 x 3.6" / 127.0 x 88.9 x 91.4 mm
Weight 20.81 oz / 589.96 g with Battery

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