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Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV

Portability
63
Imaging
46
Features
37
Overall
42
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV front
Portability
52
Imaging
55
Features
82
Overall
65

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV 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
  • Revealed February 2014
Sony RX10 IV
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-600mm (F2.4-4.0) lens
  • 1095g - 133 x 94 x 145mm
  • Introduced September 2017
  • Replaced the Sony RX10 III
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Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Sony H300 versus Sony RX10 IV, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Large Sensor Superzoom and both are offered by Sony. The image resolution of the H300 (20MP) and the RX10 IV (20MP) is very similar but the H300 (1/2.3") and RX10 IV (1") boast different sensor sizes.

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The H300 was revealed 4 years earlier than the RX10 IV which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight to a full comparison, here is a quick overview of how the H300 matches up against the RX10 IV in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony H300 over the Sony RX10 IV

 H300 RX10 IV 

Reasons to pick Sony RX10 IV over the Sony H300

 RX10 IV H300 
IntroducedSeptember 2017February 2014Newer by 43 months
Manual focus More precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1440k460kSharper display (+980k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony H300 and Sony RX10 IV

 H300 RX10 IV 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera frequently, you need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Sony H300 comes with physical measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") and a weight of 590 grams (1.30 lbs) whilst the Sony RX10 IV has dimensions of 133mm x 94mm x 145mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.7") having a weight of 1095 grams (2.41 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the H300 vs the RX10 IV.

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the H300 and RX10 IV is 63 and 52 respectively.

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV top view buttons comparison

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions simply by reviewing a spec sheet. The image below should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the H300 and RX10 IV.

Clearly, both of those cameras have the same MP but different sensor dimensions. The H300 features the tinier sensor which is going to make achieving shallow DOF more challenging. The more aged H300 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV sensor size comparison

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H300 Portrait photography features
Sony RX10 IV Portrait photography features
40
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
73
you can focus manually
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (1")
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony H300 Street photography features
Sony RX10 IV Street photography features
43
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than others in class (590 grams)
65
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
supports touch focus
weather proof
more heavy than competition in class (1,095g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H300 as a Sports photography camera
Sony RX10 IV as a Sports photography camera
50
great zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery power (350 CIPA)
max fps very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
77
long zoom range (24-600mm 25.0 x zoom)
silent mode (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (24.0 fps)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
includes tracking focus
weather proof
supports phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H300 Travel photography features
Sony RX10 IV Travel photography features
56
great battery power (350 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
great zoom (875mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (590 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3)
57
weather proof
supports bluetooth
supports touch focus
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
great reach (600mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (1,095g)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H300 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony RX10 IV as a Landscape photography camera
47
really wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
great battery power (350 shots)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
63
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
weather proof
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H300 Vlogging features
Sony RX10 IV Vlogging features
24
really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (590g)
29
pretty wide (24mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with microphone jack
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
more heavy than competition in class (1,095 grams)
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Sony H300 vs Sony RX10 IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H300 and Sony RX10 IV
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-02-13 2017-09-12
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz(R) Bionz X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Lowest native ISO 80 125
RAW data
Lowest boosted ISO - 64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 315
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-875mm (35.0x) 24-600mm (25.0x)
Largest aperture f/3-5.9 f/2.4-4.0
Macro focusing range - 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 2.7
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 1,440 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech Clear Photo LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201 thousand dot 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/2000s
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 24.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 8.80 m 10.80 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p) ,1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 590 grams (1.30 lb) 1095 grams (2.41 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 133 x 94 x 145mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.7")
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 shots 400 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $249 $1,698