Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Sony H300 and Nikon B500 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony H300 has external dimensions of 130 x 95 x 122 mm (5.1 x 3.74 x 4.81″) and weighs 590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz) (including batteries). Nikon B500 has external dimensions of 114 x 78 x 95 mm (4.49 x 3.07 x 3.74″) and weighs 541 g (1.19 lb / 19.08 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony H300 and Nikon B500. Nikon B500 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 16mm narrower, 17mm shorter and 27mm thinner than Sony H300.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony H300 and Nikon B500.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony H300 and Nikon B500.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon B500 is 49g lighter than the Sony H300 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 nor Nikon Coolpix B500 provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony H300 and Nikon B500's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Nikon B500 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Sony H300 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to B500.