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Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300

Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
21
Overall
28
Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 front
Portability
63
Imaging
45
Features
37
Overall
41

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Key Specs

Olympus 6000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Alternate Name is mju Tough 6000
Sony H300
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-875mm (F3-5.9) lens
  • 590g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Launched February 2014
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Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Overview

Below is a in-depth comparison of the Olympus 6000 versus Sony H300, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Olympus and Sony. There is a big difference among the resolutions of the 6000 (10MP) and H300 (20MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The 6000 was announced 5 years earlier than the H300 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Olympus 6000 being a Compact camera and the Sony H300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise summary of how the 6000 grades against the H300 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 6000 over the Sony H300

 6000 H300 

Reasons to pick Sony H300 over the Olympus 6000

 H300 6000 
LaunchedFebruary 2014July 2009More recent by 56 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 6000 and Sony H300

 6000 H300 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Olympus 6000 has exterior measurements of 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Sony H300 has proportions of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") along with a weight of 590 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the 6000 vs the H300.

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the 6000 and H300 is 94 and 63 respectively.

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements simply by looking through specifications. The graphic underneath might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the 6000 and H300.

To sum up, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Sony H300 to render extra detail with its extra 10MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs more aggressively. The older 6000 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 sensor size comparison

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 6000 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony H300 as a Portrait photography camera
19
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
40
decent MP (20MP)
supports face detect focus
manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus 6000
Street photography with Sony H300
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
heavier than average in class (590 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 6000 Sports photography information
Sony H300 Sports photography information
33
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
50
excellent zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery (350 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 6000 as a Travel photography camera
Sony H300 as a Travel photography camera
61
weather sealing
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
56
great battery (350 shots)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long reach (875mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than average in class (590g)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 6000 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H300 as a Landscape photography camera
35
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
megapixel count low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
47
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
great battery (350 per charge)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 6000 as a Vlogging camera
Sony H300 as a Vlogging camera
28
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic jack
24
reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic port
heavier than average in class (590 grams)
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Olympus 6000 vs Sony H300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 6000 and Sony H300
 Olympus Stylus Tough 6000Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300
General Information
Brand Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300
Also Known as mju Tough 6000 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-07-01 2014-02-13
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz(R)
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 50 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 25-875mm (35.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Viewfinder resolution - 201k dot
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/4s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1500s
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 8.80 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 179g (0.39 lbs) 590g (1.30 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 63 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") 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
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $259 $249