Cyber-shot Digital Camera HX300
This particular model is inferior to previous models, the biggest issue with this model is the White Balancing system, it gives a reddish tint and even when you enter the manual adjustment it doesn't make a proper correction. I find that every once in a while this happens with certain Sony models, so to make it simple if you want true crisp accurate colors, this is not the camera to purchase, the previous 2 models Hx200 and Hx100 are far superior to this model
January 31, 2014
I bought this camera to replace my Canon. I looked at the Nikon DSLR that was around the same price, but the optical zoom just could not compare. I also looked at the Canon with a similar zoom. I have had this camera for about 4 months. I have been very pleased with my results. I first planned to use it to take my daughters sr. portraits, and now I have appointments to take portraits of 3 of her classmates. It has lots of great features and is very user friendly.
January 29, 2014
Flash Stops Camera
Upgraded to this camera for the zoom lens and multi shooting modes. I found that when using the flash, the camera has an 8 - 10 second lag during flash recharge were you are unable to take the next picture. Regardless of the positive features of the camera, you will miss many shots while waiting for the flash to recharge. I sent the camera in for repair after one month of use. It was returned with documentation that it met factory specs. I was told by customer service that it was actually a point and shoot camera and if I needed something to recharge faster I should have purchased a DSLR. Since I had already purchased the camera based on Sony Web site information. I am stuck with a camera that misses a lot of pictures I would have taken quickly with a flash that charges quickly.
December 20, 2013
I purchased this camera before going on an overseas trip. I was limited to the amount of luggage to take and wanted a camera with a high capacity optical zoom lens. This camera exceeded my expectations. I was able to take excellent long range photos. I found the auto settings worked in most of the settings, without having to make manual settings.
December 12, 2013