FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31
FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 front
Portability
63
Imaging
47
Features
37
Overall
43
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FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the FujiFilm Z700EXR and Sony H300, one being a Ultracompact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the Z700EXR (12MP) and H300 (20MP) and the Z700EXR (1/2") and H300 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor size.

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The Z700EXR was announced 5 years before the H300 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the FujiFilm Z700EXR being a Ultracompact camera and the Sony H300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a short summation of how the Z700EXR scores vs the H300 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Key Specs

FujiFilm Z700EXR
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Increase to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.9-4.7) lens
  • 158g - 98 x 59 x 20mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Additionally Known as FinePix Z707EXR
Sony H300
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-875mm (F3-5.9) lens
  • 590g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Introduced February 2014
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FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera, you'll have to factor its weight and measurements. The FujiFilm Z700EXR provides physical measurements of 98mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs) and the Sony H300 has proportions of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") and a weight of 590 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the Z700EXR compared to the H300.

FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the Z700EXR and H300 is 95 and 63 respectively.

FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to imagine the difference between sensor measurements simply by going over a spec sheet. The photograph below will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Z700EXR and H300.

As you can see, both of these cameras have different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The Z700EXR with its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field simpler and the Sony H300 will offer more detail with its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will help you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The older Z700EXR is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR as a Portrait photography camera
Sony H300 as a Portrait photography camera
22
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2")
does not have RAW format
41
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
features face detection autofocus
no manual focus
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR Street photography features
Sony H300 Street photography features
60
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
boasts touch to focus
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than average (158 grams)
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competitors (590 grams)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR Sports photography details
Sony H300 Sports photography details
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low max shutter speed (1/1,000s)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2")
does not have phase detect AF
51
great zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (350 shots)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR Travel photography highlights
Sony H300 Travel photography highlights
55
boasts touch to focus
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than average (158 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
56
great battery power (350 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
great reach (875mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (590 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR Landscape photography information
Sony H300 Landscape photography information
34
very good size screen (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
47
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
great battery power (350 CIPA)
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm Z700EXR as a Vlogging camera
Sony H300 as a Vlogging camera
27
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone jack
more heavy than average (158g)
24
reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic support
heavier than competitors (590 grams)
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FujiFilm Z700EXR vs Sony H300 Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Sony
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300
Also referred to as
FinePix Z707EXR
-
Type
Ultracompact
Small Sensor Superzoom
Released
2010-02-02
2014-02-13
Physical type
Ultracompact
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by
EXR
Bionz(R)
Sensor type
CCD
CCD
Sensor size
1/2"
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.4 x 4.8mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
30.7mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12MP
20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4000 x 3000
5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO
1600
3200
Highest boosted ISO
3200
-
Lowest native ISO
100
80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
35-175mm (5.0x)
25-875mm (35.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.9-4.7
f/3-5.9
Macro focusing range
9cm
-
Focal length multiplier
5.6
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3.5 inches
3 inches
Screen resolution
460k dots
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology
-
Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
None
Viewfinder resolution
-
201k dots
Features
Lowest shutter speed
4 secs
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/1000 secs
1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting rate
2.0 frames per sec
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
3.90 m
8.80 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
158g (0.35 lbs)
590g (1.30 lbs)
Physical dimensions
98 x 59 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8")
130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
not tested
Other
Battery life
-
350 pictures
Battery style
-
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-45A
-
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Couple, Group, Auto-shutter)
Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots
One
One
Cost at launch
$250
$249