Sony Cyber-shot HX300 is an advanced megazoom, armed with more than a 20-megapixel sensor. As successor to the HX200V has a similar functionality, but was armed with more powerful components. If you are interested in how the compact works in practice, I invite you to read our manic review.
Video review Sony Cyber-shot HX300
Construction / buttons / Ergonomics
The camera is more like a DSLR than a compact.
Designers gave the HX300 typical hybrid cameras, massive form. At first glance, however, can not shake the feeling that we look at the SLR. This is mainly due to the large grip and a powerful lens. The equipment is characterized by the perceptual weighting. Design is not boring. Housing is full of fillets, shaped elements and gentle curves. Dominated by black color interwoven with white markings functions.
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The quality of the stands at an above-average level. The construction prevails cured, mottled plastic, and the key points for ergonomics were pneumatic. The individual components, however, are well-folded, and the movable parts are not loose. Housing will not squeak when shooting, but the material will certainly wipe. The shutter release button and the latches work properly. Compact feels solid and durable. Doubts arise only protect the battery – too easy to be opened during operation. [Nggallery id = 110 template = techmaniak] ergonomics is fully satisfactory. Contoured grip ensures a firm grip and designers deepen silhouette leaving enough room for our fingers. The patch on the rear panel will serve as a place of rest for the thumb. The buttons are laid out sensibly. Leaning down the zoom lever and shutter release button is within immediate reach of the index finger. The other buttons and controllers are sufficiently large, and clearly marked so that their service is not made any trouble. We can also count on a tilting screen. mode wheel has 11 stops, and the user interface provides direct access to frequently used functions with one button you can freely configure. Among the navigation controls do not find the rim – the digital menu will move with buttons. There will be invested and the ring settings in the upper right corner, the specially contoured ridges housing. The software is flawless, but after a few minutes of using the device most users will complain about the fluidity of navigation.
Battery / Flash
The battery allows you to take more than 310 images on a single charge.
The power supply is a lithium-ion battery NP-BX1, with a capacity of 1240 mAh (3.6 V, 4.5 Wh). Manufacturer measured performance of the battery for approximately 310 pictures per charge. It is easily trumped the result of 50 photos, a short film and the active use of compact functions. He is a solid, above-average result, which will allow us to more fotospacer.The camera is armed with a standard flash pop up. Before use, will have to pick it up by pressing the shutter latch restraining. You can choose one of the five scenarios work. The flash has a high strength. Doświetli objects in the range 0.3 – 12.4 meters away from the camera with a wide angle.
Display / Viewfinder
The camera boasts a transparent LCD screen.
Sony Cyber-shot HX300 is equipped with a movable LCD screen mounted on a pole rails allow deviation up or down. The display has a 4:3 aspect ratio, diagonal 3 inches and has a resolution of 921,600 pixels wsoką. Display material is clear and transparent. The color scheme is faithfully reproduced. From the dedicated button you can select one of three view modes. [Nggallery id = 112 template = techmaniak] In addition, you can use the EVF. Dating, however, is characterized by low resolution and low frame rate. It will be useful, however, to frame the bright sun. Eyepiece tube protrudes over the enclosure, making it much easier to use. You will not find here, however, neither the proximity sensor, or the rubber cover.
Matrix / quality of photos
Useful sensitivity range ends at ISO 800
The heart of the test apparatus is a matrix-type Exmor R CMOS sensor size 1/2, 3 ", with a resolution of 20.4 megapixels. We have access to a range of sensitivity from ISO 100 – 12800, and the electronic shutter is in the range of 30 – 1/4000 s in the optics we can expect 50 times closer (the software also allows you to 4x digital approximation). equipment offers an attractive range of światłosiły (f / 2,8-6,3). Wide angle starts at 24 mm. [ CST_57]
1200 mm *
* Equivalent to 35 mm film matrix used in the camera features a high resolution, resulting in increased noise digital prints visible at close to a 1:1 scale. Sensitivity range of useful everyday photo stop at ISO 800, but we can successfully make use of the higher settings – only at ISO 6400 and ISO 12800, the details are too large blur and the colors przekłamaniu. Also pay attention to the tonal range. The device does not overexpose images and brings out the shady spots right amount of detail. Optics falls on a high level, being useful both at wide angle and the maximum telephoto. It must be remembered that in warm weather, the contours of objects may be blurred if you decide to use a 50-fold zoom (this follows directly from the movement of warm air). Below are a select few test shots, taken with the camera of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300. To access the full-size photo in its original resolution, click on the corresponding thumbnail. To then save the image to your hard drive, select Download the Original size.
|ISO: 250, Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec, Aperture: f / 5.6, Focal Length: 845 mm|
Speed / stabilization / AF / settings
The camera is equipped with a PASM mode.
Starting the device takes three seconds before we make the first photo face a total of 3.5 seconds. Among the next interval will last about three seconds. Full zooming of 24-1200 mm is 3.5 seconds, for which you must account for the next three, if you decide to digital zoom. In burst mode, we expect the rate of 11.5 frames / s at full resolution, but you can of course use the slower mode.camera on board we find optical image stabilization with an average performance. Sharp images of the hand, the approximate time could be made at 1/30 s Autofocus very fast blade picture, but we can choose one of the three operating scenarios (including tracking facility). We jump between them using the middle button of the keypad. As an advanced camera, HX300 offers full PASM. We are admittedly limited fork stops, but even more demanding users will be happy with this functionality. The only thing in my opinion, fell slightly, the way in which resolved to jump between different settings (click on the ring setting.) During the test, we used the Kingston SDHC Card 8GB Class 10 It is worth to mention the improvements program. Reaction to smile is one of the characteristic features of the Sony cameras. In addition, we have the option to select the bracket with the possibility of differential exposure compensation, function, enhance or decrease the sharpness or contrast. From the ring modes can we be in panorama mode automatically pasting the captured images into a single whole, as well as 3D shooting mode.
Effects / videos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 was armed with a number of interesting artistic effects.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200, like most modern cameras, is equipped with a set of artistic filters. There are nine and has been collected in the quick menu – available in PASM modes. We find among them the toy camera effect and selective color. There will also be opportunities "normal" changes color images. Below are examples of the effects that we can get. For more, visit our pictures .
The camera is able to record HD video with 1080 / 50p with stereo sound. The equipment allows zooming during recording. The picture quality is quite satisfactory, and high liquidity. We do not need to worry about blur the contours of moving objects or strongly noisy clip. The sound is relatively clean. Also pay attention to the ability to record movies using certain artistic effects. Example of a movie. Material recorded with the highest available parameters (resolution 1920 x 1080, 50p). Format: MTS. Duration: 38 seconds. The resulting file size: 119 MB. Video sample. Material recorded with resolution 1.440 x 1080, 50i. Format: MTS. Duration: 22 seconds. The resulting file size: 31.7 MB. Video sample. Material recorded with resolution 1.440 x 1080, 50i. Format: MTS. Duration: 27 seconds. The resulting file size: 35.3 MB.
Summary, evaluation and review
Sony Cyber-shot HX300 is undoubtedly a good megazoom. Robust design and high functionality are just some of the advantages of the device. For this reason, the camera received a special award from us. [temperature] APPEARANCE / Ergonomics | 4.0 | OUTPUT POWER | 4.0 | MATRIX / QUALITY PHOTOS | 4.0 | Features | 4.0 | RECORD VIDEO | 4.0 [/ temperature]
Distinction editorial techManiaK.pl
If you are not convinced of the brand Sony, you should consider buying a competitive model – Nikon P520. Meanwhile, Canon fans will be seduced by the 50-times zoom Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.