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Sony Dsch300/B Digital Camera (Black)

sony dsch300b digital camera black

Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)

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  • Get everything up close with powerful 35x optical zoom
  • Operating temperature:-10 ~ +40℃ (operation)/ -20 ~ +60℃ (storage).201MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images
  • Minimized Blur with optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Please refer the user guide and the user manual before use

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Brand : Sony
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 4.2
Review Count : 856

sony dsch300b digital camera black
sony dsch300b digital camera black
sony dsch300b digital camera black

Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)

  • Update June 20, 2019:My second set of NiMH batteries just went flat after taking photo number 1488. So I am getting on average 744 photos per charge on a set of rechargeable NiMH batteries. That is really good battery performance.The Sony DSC-H300 is a very nice camera for the price. It is not equal to a Rebel SLR or my Fuji, but it costs a fraction of the price of either of those. For a basic point and shoot camera it has a lot going for it.The user interface is about the same as most digital cameras, so you should be able to figure it out. I had very little trouble with it.The complete operator manual is available by going to sony dot com and digging down through support.The photographs are sharp enough. The colors are a bit more saturated than they are in my other cameras, but that is what I have noticed in Sony cameras that I have owned previously.The autofocus can be a bit tricky, but with practice I am mostly able to make it work. I take a lot of macro photos, and sometimes it does better using the area focus, and sometimes it does better using the spot focus. I try things until it works.I was initially put off by the fact that there is no obvious Macro setting. I take a lot of macro photographs. However, the camera does have a macro mode; it sets it automatically, removing the need to remember to put it into macro mode before shooting. So the lack of a menu setting for macros is a benifit rather than a deficiency.I also was initially put off by having to set the exposure correction through the menu system. You have to push the menu button, then click down a few spaces to get to the EV setting. It takes four or five menu clicks. However, once I had set the EV to something other than zero, pushing the Menu button took me directy to the EV menu, so it became a one-click setting at that point. Clever. In fact the menu does that in general. The menu rembembers where it was and takes you back there when you push the Menu button. That memory is reset when you go in and out of replay mode or turn the camera on/off.The camera uses AA batteries, which is a requirement for me. I have boxes of NiMH rechargeables that I use in all of my cameras, and the DSC-H300 works fine with them. I shot 646 photographs on one set of fully charged Eneloop 1900 mAh NiMH batteries. That is not an estimate; I actually took that many photos on one set of batteries. It reports the charge level accurately as well.For connection to a computer, the camera uses a Mini USB 5-pin connector, not to be confused with the older USB mini 4-pin connector, which is larger. I have some older cameras that use a connector that is called a \"Mini USB\", but it is not the same connector as the one that works with this Sony. The older connector is more accurately referred to as a \"Mini USB 4-pin\" connector. Fortunately, the camera came with the proper cable, so this was not an immediate issue, but if you need to replace the cable, make sure that you get the \"Mini USB 5-pin\" version.A nice feature is that the backup battery that maintains the settings, such as the clock when the main batteries are out is rechargeable. So if you leave the camera with no batteries in it long enough for the backup battery to go flat, you can simply leave fresh AA batteries in it for a while and the backup battery will recharge. You don\'t have to buy a replacement cell to put into the camera.One of my favorite features of this camera is that it allows me to decide whether to connect to a computer using Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) or USB Mass Storage. PTP is a camera-specific protocal that connects to the computer in a readonly fashion. That makes it very unlikely that I can do something stupid and damage the SD card. In PTP mode, unmounting the card just requires turning off the camera. If you want to change anything on the card using the computer you have the option to connect to the computer as Mass Storage USB. That protocol gives you full access to the SD card. Just be careful to unmount the card before pulling the plug or turning off the camera or you risk damaging the file system on the card and losing your images. I use PTP because it is simpler and safer.The camera connects properly to USB on Windows 7, Linux Mint 18.1 and Linux Mageia 7 Beta 1. It connects using both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.Caveat: It is necessary to take off the lens cover before turning on the camera. When you turn on the camera, the lens moves out slightly, and the lens cap blocks that motion. If you leave the lens cap on, the camera throws an error telling you to turn off the camera and try again. So always take the lens cover off before turning on the camera. An exception to this rule is that you can leave the lens cover on when it is connected to a computer. It does not attempt to move the lens when it is connected to the USB.Here is another tip. The instruction manual says that to change a menu setting, find and set the new setting, then push the OK button to select it. However, pushing the OK button makes the menu disappear. If you are setting multiple items in the menu, it is annoying to go back into the menu for each item. However, you can set multiple items easily. To set multiple items, select the desired item and setting, then push the Down button or the Up button to accept the new setting. The menu will remain displayed, and the new setting will be accepted.So I give high marks to the Sony DSC-H300 as a beginner camera or a less expensive knock-around shop camera. If you are looking to take truly outstanding photographs to print in large format, you might want to look around and spend more. But for a general purpose camera, the DSC-H300 works.
  • Camera is just as advertised. Looks and works as new!!
  • I\'m not a professional but have taken a lot of pictures. I bought this camera to take vacation photos and it was fine for a couple of years. The camera screen picture began to deteriorate after that and now almost five years later it\'s practically useless! There are lines that distort the bottom of the frame and about 20% of the left side. (See photo)
  • You can get good pictures from this camera if you have PLENTY of light but I think that has more to do with the sheer size of the photos it takes. My smartphone on average takes better photos in usual lighting and my phone takes WAY better photos in low light.The Low light photos on this camera are atrocious...The zoom is almost useless. It only feels like a crop of usual photos. .This camera doesn\'t shoot in RAW so don\'t expect to do any major photo editing with these photos.And lastly the auto focus is hit and miss. I have had cheeper and older digital cameras that could focus better.So don\'t expect to take any good and detailed close up pictures. .Overall I think there are better cameras you can get for just just a little bit more money and cameras you can get at the same quality for much cheaper
  • Overall, the camera works well. I bought it used for $85 which I thought to be a decent deal.The zoom isn\'t anything spectacular but it zooms well enough to enlarge a spider from maybe 6-7 feet away. Photos included.One thing that is bad about the camera is that it consumes a ton of batteries. The manual says that it can take 350 photos per full charge, but the zoom takes a considerable amount of energy as does the photo viewing and I found myself having to replace the batteries after 80-120 photos. I usually carry a spare set of batteries when going out to take photographs.I bought an 32 GB SD card to store all of the photographs, but I think with this camera an 8 GB SD card would be ideal or maybe a 16 GB SD card because by the time you take enough photos to fill up the SD card, the batteries will run out and you can just move all of the photos to the PC and clear it up to take more photos.The focus isn\'t superb, takes a couple of seconds for the camera to focus to get a clear picture so it\'s not the kind of camera you would use to take action shots where there\'s a lot going on or the subject of the photograph is moving. Although I was able to sit in the passenger\'s seat of a moving car and take plenty of clear shots in a moving vehicle.The movie recording is functional, but doesn\'t work very well. The machinery inside of the camera makes clicking noises during recording and the audio recording part of the movie recording function makes the sound sound far away or muzzled.The camera has a ton of different settings but the different settings are not distinguished enough to really make a difference after toying around with the different settings for maybe an hour.Definitely a good starter camera for a person beginning as a hobbyist photographer.

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