Reviews and Problems with Sony CyberShot DSC-HX300
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The camera is great, the case a loser
5 days ago
Summary: I like the camera - tho I'm still trying to learn it's features it should work for the purposes it was selected for (long range photography of wildlife). However, it is a struggle to get the camera into the case that was provided and certainly impossible to put the lens cleaning paraphernalia in as well. I think the case was meant for a different (smaller) camera.
Summary: This camera is just ok! I was disappointed in it! Although it has good tele lens, it is not a very easy camera to use! I would not recommend it. It is over priced for the kind of camera it is!
Summary: After Amazon cancelled my order for an "announced", high-zoom, compact, Lumix camera that had not been released, I re-evaluated available options. I searched the Amazon site for "ultra zoom, viewfinder, compact, GPS camera" and this camera "matched". The camera is ultra zoom and has a viewfinder... the camera is NOT compact and does not provide GPS encoding... (User error caused mismatch?
Excerpt: I have both HX200 and HX300. particularly for using as digital telescopes. since i m dslr nikon d800e user, in my eyes, their IQ is crap. but HX200 old model has better IQ and IS. Sony is greedy and push a lot in HX300. if u r thinking travel superzoom why not try pana fz70 new model?
Summary: I currently own the HX200 and LOVE it but wanted more zoom. I was disappointed with the changes made to the HX300. There is no securing strap for the lens cap. I also did not like that you could not have the LCD/finder on at the same time. The picture taking ability seemed equal or better than the 200 but the hassle of the other changes made the use of the camera frustrating for me. Unfortunately I returned this item.
HX 300: Like telephoto pics; manual lousy, can't take vertical pictures
Donald E. L. Johnson "Blogger at businessword..., Amazon
13 May 2013
Summary: I just bought this camera locally from a guy who knows cameras inside out and convinced me that this beats the Nikon Coolpix P520 and Canon SX50 as well as my 3-4 year-old Nikon P90. While the reason I like the telephoto bridge/zoom cameras is that I like to shoot wildlife from great distances. We're about to embark on a drive to Alaska, and the HX300 looks like a good solution.