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Sony H300 vs Sony H90

Portability
63
Imaging
45
Features
37
Overall
41
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
37

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Key Specs

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
  • Introduced February 2014
Sony H90
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 222g - 105 x 60 x 34mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Sony H300 vs Sony H90, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are built by Sony. There is a noticeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the H300 (20MP) and H90 (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The H300 was launched 24 months after the H90 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Sony H300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony H90 being a Compact camera.

Before delving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the H300 grades versus the H90 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H300 over the Sony H90

 H300 H90 
RevealedFebruary 2014February 2012More modern by 24 months

Reasons to pick Sony H90 over the Sony H300

 H90 H300 
Screen resolution461k460kClearer screen (+1k dot)

Common features in the Sony H300 and Sony H90

 H300 H90 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry around your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sony H300 enjoys physical dimensions of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") and a weight of 590 grams (1.30 lbs) and the Sony H90 has dimensions of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have chosen at that time. The following is the front view size comparison of the H300 against the H90.

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the H300 and H90 is 63 and 91 respectively.

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 top view buttons comparison

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's difficult to picture the gap in sensor sizes purely by viewing technical specs. The image below will give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the H300 and H90.

As you can tell, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You can count on the Sony H300 to provide you with more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more recent H300 should have a benefit in sensor technology.

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 sensor size comparison

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H300 Portrait photography advice
Sony H90 Portrait photography advice
40
good megapixels (20MP)
comes with face detection autofocus
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
36
MP count decent (16MP)
has face detection autofocus
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony H300 Street photography factors
Sony H90 Street photography factors
43
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than others in class (590g)
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (222g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony H300 Sports photography information
Sony H90 Sports photography information
50
long zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (350 shots)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
44
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H300 Travel photography info
Sony H90 Travel photography info
56
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
good megapixels (20MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (25mm)
great zoom (875mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (590 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3)
69
lighter than competition in class (222g)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great reach (384mm)
missing Timelapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H300 Landscape photography factors
Sony H90 Landscape photography factors
47
fairly wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
better than average battery power (350 shots)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
44
rather wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H300 Vlogging highlights
Sony H90 Vlogging highlights
24
fairly wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic support
heavier than others in class (590 grams)
32
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (222g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone socket
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Sony H300 vs Sony H90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H300 and Sony H90
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-02-13 2012-02-28
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz(R) BIONZ
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-875mm (35.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Highest aperture f/3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech Clear Photo LCD ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Viewfinder resolution 201k dots -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 8.80 m 3.70 m
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 590 grams (1.30 lb) 222 grams (0.49 lb)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 105 x 60 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 photos 290 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $249 $230