The Sony DSC H300 and the Nikon Coolpix B500 are both point and shoot digital cameras that will let you capture high resolution images. Both models are similar in style and are around the same price, so what’s the difference?
We have looked at the features of both the Sony DSC H300 and the Nikon Coolpix B500 to see which camera we think is the better one.
The Sony DSC H300 has 20.1 megapixel image sensors that will produce high resolution images that will maintain their quality when enlarged. The Nikon Coolpix B500 has 16.1 megapixel image sensors that will give you a high quality image but will not retain as much of its clarity when enlarged.
The Sony DSC H300 has a far reaching 35 times optical zoom so you can get extra close to the details of your subjects in the distance. With the Nikon Coolpix B500 you can get even closer with a 40 times optical zoom.
Both cameras are a little bulkier than most compact cameras but are compact enough for taking on trips and vacations. The Sony DSC H300 is the larger of the two cameras, measuring 4.81 by 5.1 by 3.74 inches.
The Nikon Coolpix B500 measures 3.74 by 3.08 by 4.47 inches. The two cameras are lightweight for their size, with the Sony DSC H300 weighing slightly more at 1.3 lbs compared to the Nikon Coolpix B500 which weighs 1.19 lbs.
The Nikon Coolpix B500 has the advantage of having built in WiFi which allows you to instantly upload your images to social media accounts as well as letting you remotely control the camera from an app on your phone. The Nikon Coolpix B500 also has Bluetooth built in.
The Sony DSC H300 has a 360 degree panoramic shot mode, letting you capture high quality landscape photographs. Both cameras are capable of shooting full HD videos.
Ease of Use
Both cameras are easy to use and are recommended for beginners, with both having image stabilization technology to let you capture more of your images in focus. Both models work well in low light situations without the need for the flash.
The two cameras both have automatic settings, to help you get the best mode for your environment and the Sony DSC H300 has the advantage of having a manual focus mode. Both models have a large 3 inch LCD monitor screen, with the screen on the Nikon Coolpix B500 being able to tilt, giving you more freedom over the angles you shoot from.
After looking at the features of both the Sony DSC H300 and the Nikon Coolpix B500 we think the better camera is the Nikon Coolpix B500. It has more up to date features and benefits from more connectivity options.
The Nikon Coolpix B500 is also the newer model and has a further range zoom lens, letting you get closer to distant details.
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