LCD and Viewfinder
Sony H300 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
H300 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Pentax X-5 (Compare) or Samsung HZ50W (WB5500) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony H300 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1500 sec.
Unfortunately H300 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony H300 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony H300 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony H300, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
H300 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony H300 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect H300 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony H300 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 354 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Sony H300 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony H300 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony H300 is $178.00