Summary: I purchased this item a year ago and have used it quite frequently. I've also purchased several Wasabi batteries to go with it and placed them against the Sony battery, four stars. This camera works very well for my needs, I also have the Sony HX200V and it's a good back-up system for this camera. I just purchased the Sony H400 & the HX400B; tried them both for a day each and returned them, reason was too complicated for this 67 year old guy.
Summary: This camera is easy to use and produces some of the clearest macro, telephoto, and landscape shots I have ever taken. If you are into macro or telephoto photography I would highly recommend this camera. I own a Pentax DSLR Kr and the Sony DSC-HX300 takes better photos. Takes macro shots better than my Pentax DSLR and I am so glad that I purchased this camera. It is worth every cent. I will upload some my shots.
Summary: Nothing what I don't like in this camera. 50x Zoom working perfect and pictures I took are sharp, clear and steady. Camera combined with one of the best electronic manufacturer (Sony) and best lens manufacturer in the world (Carl Zeiss). What else do need.
Summary: I have owned many digital camera's including a Nikon D-7100 DSLR. I think the picture quality is just as good. No lens changing as it has 50 X optical zoom and has everything I need. I take several thousand pictures each year in my travels.