Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 Overview

Announced Feb 25, 2008 •
14 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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Reviewed Dec 12, 2008
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Product description
Announced Feb 25, 2008

High end Cyber-shot with plenty of features but little to appeal to the more serious photographer. For many months after its launch in February '08 this was the highest pixel-count compact on the market, and there are still only a handful of cameras to fight for that particular title. A titanium-coated body sets this model apart from the five other less expensive W-series cameras Sony currently builds, and like most of its competitors, it's got lots of user-friendly options including an automatic scene selection mode.

What it doesn't have, unlike most high end compacts, is a proper wideangle zoom - the W300 sports a rather pedestrian 35-105mm (equiv.) lens, which - given the price - puts it at something of an immediate disadvantage, titanium body or not. Performance is perfectly good but it's far from class-leading, and there are better cameras around for less money. (April 2009)

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Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4224 x 3168
Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 35–105 mm
Max aperture F2.8–5.5
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Storage types Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 187 g (0.41 lb / 6.60 oz)
Dimensions 94 x 59 x 27 mm (3.7 x 2.32 x 1.06)

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