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Sony H50 vs Sony HX300

Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 front
Portability
63
Imaging
45
Features
51
Overall
47

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Key Specs

Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Sony HX300
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 623g - 130 x 103 x 93mm
  • Released February 2013
  • Older Model is Sony HX200V
  • Refreshed by Sony HX400V
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Overview

Below, we are looking at the Sony H50 versus Sony HX300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both produced by Sony. There is a noticeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the H50 (9MP) and HX300 (20MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The H50 was released 5 years prior to the HX300 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Sony H50 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick summary of how the H50 scores against the HX300 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony HX300

 H50 HX300 

Reasons to pick Sony HX300 over the Sony H50

 HX300 H50 
ReleasedFebruary 2013January 2009Fresher by 49 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Sony H50 and Sony HX300

 H50 HX300 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and dimensions. The Sony H50 has got outer measurements of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") along with a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs) and the Sony HX300 has dimensions of 130mm x 103mm x 93mm (5.1" x 4.1" x 3.7") having a weight of 623 grams (1.37 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the H50 and the HX300.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the H50 and HX300 is 69 and 63 respectively.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 top view buttons comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizing only by reading through specs. The graphic below should provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the H50 and HX300.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Sony HX300 to give greater detail as a result of its extra 11MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics much more aggressively. The older H50 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 sensor size comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H50 Portrait photography details
Sony HX300 Portrait photography details
27
manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
43
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony H50 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX300 as a Street photography camera
43
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
50
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than others (623 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H50 Sports photography information
Sony HX300 Sports photography information
32
long zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
55
excellent zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H50
Travel photography with Sony HX300
44
built-in flash
great reach (465mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (547g)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
54
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (1200mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (623g)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H50 Landscape photography advice
Sony HX300 Landscape photography advice
34
manual focus
good sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
49
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H50 Vlogging advice
Sony HX300 Vlogging advice
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image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
does not have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone port
more heavy than competition (547g)
25
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic port
heavier than others (623 grams)
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H50 and Sony HX300
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-01-15 2013-02-20
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 9MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 -
Highest Possible resolution 3456 x 2592 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 31-465mm (15.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.7-4.5 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.10 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain -
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps 1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 547 gr (1.21 lbs) 623 gr (1.37 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") 130 x 103 x 93mm (5.1" x 4.1" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model NP-BG1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal -
Storage slots Single Single
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