Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX300 Review

Review posted 08/27/2013

Quick Take
  • All shooting modes are very easy to use and perform very well
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
  • 20x optical zoom lens is always at the correct distance
  • Great image quality
  • SteadyShot and Superior Auto always produce sharp handheld images
  • Easy to see 3.0-inch LCD
  • Good shooting performance
  • Amazing Battery Life
  • AVCHD and MP4 video recording
  • HDMI output
  • Small/Weak flash
  • Some noise in all images / Normal for a small, high res. sensor
  • Any setting over ISO 1600 is unacceptable
  • No Audio input
  • Terrible audio from built-in mic
Bottom Line
The Sony Cyber-Shot WX300 is a versatile and easy-to-use ultra-compact digicam that the entire family will enjoy. Its 20x optical zoom lens and image quality make it worth looking at. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
What makes one of Sony's latest Cyber-Shot models, the DSC-WX300, so impressive isn't its feature list. At this price point, we've come to expect an 18.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 20x optical zoom lens, WiFi, Full HD 1080p video, 10 frames per second high speed burst shooting, and a 3.0-inch LCD display. So yeah, those things are all great.

But the cool thing about the WX300 is that Sony's engineers managed to take all that cutting edge technology, and jam it into a 3 7/8" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/6" (96 x 54.9 x 25mm) body. Yup, the WX300 is -- as of February 2013 -- the world's thinnest 20x optical zoom lens digital camera.

It also features an improved Auto Focus system and an upgraded battery capable of capturing up to 500 shots in a single charge. The camera's built-in WiFi works along with the Sony PlayMemories Mobile App, giving you simple to use apps for uploading photos to Facebook, or viewing your captured photos from your iOS or Android smart device.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX300 features:
  • 18.2-megapixel image sensor
  • 20x optical zoom lens
  • Advanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active mode
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Improved AF system
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • 10fps burst mode
  • Improved battery life, up to 500 shots per charge

Sony notes that the DSC-WX300 sports a price tag of approx. $329 USD. Color choices include black, white, and red. Click on one of our Buy buttons to see the most current online pricing.

What's in the box?:

  • Cyber-Shot DSC-WX300 camera body
  • Micro USB cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • Wrist Strap
  • AC AdaptorAC-UB10
  • Instruction Manual

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