Sony’s flagship bridge camera, the Cyber-shot HX300, features a 20.4-million-pixel sensor and 50x, 24-1200mm f/2.8-6.3 Carl Zeiss super-zoom lens. So what does it mean for image quality? Read the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review...

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Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review – LCD, viewfinder and video

The HX300 offers both an electronic viewfinder and a rear LCD screen to view and compose images. With 921,000 dots, the 3in rear screen has a class-leading resolution. The display is bright and crisp and offers a wide viewing angle. Furthermore, the screen can be tilted for viewing from high and low angles when in landscape format, or from the side when the camera is in portrait format.

There is no eye sensor next to the viewfinder. Instead, a button adjacent to the viewfinder is used to switch between displays. Again, the viewfinder has a class-leading resolution at 1.44-million-dots, and its lag is impressively minimal when panning. The display of the viewfinder is not quite to the same standard as the types in Sony’s SLT cameras, but for a bridge camera it is very good.

Full HD 1080p videos can be recorded in AVCHD format at 50p, with stereo sound.

  1. 1. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Features
  3. 3. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - LCD, viewfinder and video
  5. 5. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - White balance and colour
  6. 6. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Metering
  8. 8. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Autofocus
  9. 9. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  10. 10. Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review - Our verdict
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