Sony WX300 Digital compact camera

More detail even in low-light wiht 20x optical zoom and Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, 18.2MP, Full HD, Intelligent Auto, Wi-Fi

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
DSC-WX300R
22-04-2013
Compact pocket-sized camera with 20x optical zoom


Capture 18.2 megapixel detail, even in low light: Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 18.2 effective megapixels Exmor R™ CMOS sensor.

Easy sharing with Wi-Fi: Send photos and videos straight to a smartphone or tablet; back-up shots wirelessly to you PC, or view on your connected TV.

Shutter in your pocket: Use your phone as a handy remote to control the camera via Wi-Fi; it’s great when you don’t want to be left out of the scene.

Ready to shoot, near or far: Ideal for travel, the high-quality G Lens with 20x optical zoom handles wide-angle landscapes, portraits and dramatic close-ups.

Lock on fast even for telephoto shots: Frame your subject quickly with fast autofocus which brings everything sharply into focus even when taking photos from distance.

Get a wider view: Make sure nothing’s left out of the picture: the wide angle lens packs more into holiday scenes, interiors and group shots.

Add artistic picture effects: Add up to 9 different creative effects to stills, movies and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software.

Don’t leave it to guesswork: Intelligent Auto recognises a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time.

Capture action with no blur: Superior Auto recognises when subjects are moving in your picture and automatically adjusts settings for crisp, blur-free results.

Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies: Film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD, even when you’re walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode.

Get clear close-ups: Powerful 40x Clear Image Zoom really fills the frame, even with distant subjects, so your shots always stay clear and detail-packed.

Focus on the moment: Speedy, precise autofocus locks onto your subject for pin-sharp results, even in low light or when you’re zoomed right in.

Shoot high quality pictures quickly: The BIONZ processor is key to high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality.

Don’t worry about unsteady hands: Take crisp, blur-free still photos with Optical SteadyShot that cuts handheld wobbles when you’re zoomed in or don’t have a tripod.

See detail in the dark: Use Extra High Sensitivity mode to capture crisp detail in the dimmest conditions like dusk or candlelight.

See photos clearly on-screen: See shots on a high-resolution 7.5cm (3.0”) Clear Photo LCD screen that automatically adjusts brightness for sunshine or dull days.

All the colour you’ve dreamed of: Triluminos Colour gives a rich, vivid palette of natural colours when viewing photos on a compatible TV from Sony.

Flatter your portrait subject: Let the camera automatically remove skin blemishes, brighten teeth, widen eyes and cut forehead shine when you capture portraits.

Capture full panoramas with movement and faces: Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera for extra-wide panoramas of landscapes, city scenes and packed parties.

Keep shooting all day: With up to 500 shots from a single battery charge, you’ve got plenty of stamina to capture the fun times and special photo moments.

Technical details

Colour of product 
Red
ISO sensitivity 
ISO80-3200(iAuto), ISO80-12800(Superior Auto), ISO80-1600(Program Auto)
Weight 
166 <br />139 g
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.3 - 86 mm
Aperture priority AE
N<br />iAuto(F3.5/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Program Auto(F3.5/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto / Off
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Y
AV output
N
Battery LED indicator
N
Battery pack
Lithium N
Bundled software 
PlayMemories Home
Camera file system
Y
Camera shutter speed 
iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
Contrast adjustment
N
Conversion function
N
Display 
TFT ClearPhoto
Face detection
Y
Flash modes 
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Focus
3.5-6.5
GPS 
N
Histogram
Y
Light exposure control
± 2.0EV, 1/3EV step
Light metering 
Y
Macro focusing range
iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') - ∞, T:Approx.200cm(6.56') - ∞) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') - ∞, T:Approx.200cm(6.56') - ∞)
Megapixel 
Approx. 18.2 MP
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian
Optical sensor size 
1/0.0906 mm (1/2.3")
Optical zoom 
20x
PictBridge 
N
Recording format
Y<br />JPEG
Recording media
SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card* / microSDHC Memory Card* / microSDXC Memory Card*<br />Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo / Memory Stick XC-HG D
Saturation adjustment
N
Scene modes 
Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Anti Motion Blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Night Portrait / Night Scene / High Sensitivity / Handheld Twilight / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Gourmet / Pet Mode / Landscape
Sensor type 
Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Sharpness levels
N
USB 2.0 connectors 
Y
Waterproof 
N
White balance 
Y<br />Auto,Daylight,Cloudy,Incandescent,Flash
Background defocus
Y
Bionz processor
Y
Burst interval
Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)
Burst Mode
Approx.10 fps
Clear image zoom
18M Approx.40x / 10M Approx.53x / 5M Approx.75x / VGA Approx.306x / 13M(16:9) Approx.40x / 2M(16:9) Approx.102x
Clear RAW Noise Reduction
N
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Y
Flexible Spot Auto Focus (AF)
N
Hand Shake Alert
N
Manual aperture
N
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
Y
Multi use terminal
Y
Multi use Terminal with HD
Multi Terminal, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NR slow shutter
N
Picture effects
HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration
Picture transfer protocol (PTP)
N
Print image matching
Y
Shop front mode
N
Sony G lens compatible
Y
Spot Auto Focus (AF)
Y
SteadyShot
SteadyShot capability,Optical SteadyShot capability
Still image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944)
Y
Supplied battery
NP-BX1

Power

Battery type 
N

Performance

Manual focus
N

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
460.800 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
190.5 cm (7.5cm)

Lens system

Digital zoom 
18M Appro.80 / 10M Appro.107 / 5M Appro.151 / VGA Appro.306 / 13M Appro.80 / 2M Appro.204x
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
25 - 500 mm

Camera

Playback zoom (max)
YES
Start-up time
Approx. 2 sec.

Focusing

Smile detection
Y

Picture quality

Still image resolution(s) 
Y

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
N
Width 
9.6 cm
Depth 
2.57 cm
Height 
5.49 cm

Other features

Accessories included
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), AC Adaptor (AC-UB10/UB10B), Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Cord
Electrical viewfinder 
N
Optical viewfinder 
N
Panorama
Y<br />N
Trimming
Y
2D Panorama
360°(11,520 x 1,080) / HR(10,480x4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
3D mode
N
Auto bright monitoring
N
Auto daylight synchronized flash
N
Auto grouping and & Best picture recognition
Y
Auto image rotation
Y
Backlight correction
Y
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
N
Cue and Review
Y
Disk/Memory Stick remaining indicator
N
Distance limitations using flash
ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m - 4.3m(7 7/8 " - 14 ft 1 3/8 ")(W) / Approx.2.0m - 2.4 m(6ft 6 3/4 " - 7 ft 10 1/2 ")(T), ISO3200: > Approx.6.1 m(20 ft 1/4 ")(W) / Approx.3.4 m(11 ft 1 7/8 ")(T)
Exposure warning indicator
N
HD Playback
Under 18M(4,896×3,672)
Image rotation
Y
Index playback
16 / 25 images
Moving image size (1280x720, 25fps, 6Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (1280x720, 30fps, 9Mbps)
N
Moving image size (1440x1080, 25fps, 12Mbps)
N
Moving image size (1920x1080, 50i, 17Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (1920x1080, 50i, 24Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (1920x1080, 60p, 28Mbps)
N
Moving image size (320x240, 30fps)
N
Moving image size (640x480, 25fps, 3Mbps)
Y
Moving image size (640x480, 30fps, 3Mbps)
N
Red-eye correction
Auto / On / Off
Slideshow movie
Y
Slideshow playback
Y
Slideshow with music
Y
Soft skin effect
Y
Still image size (12M, 4000 x 3000)
N
Still image size (13M, 4224 x 3168)
N
Still image size (14M, 4320 x 3240)
N
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080)
Y
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248)
N
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4320 x 2432)
N
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4608 x 2592)
N
Still image size (16:9 mode, 4896 x 2752)
Y
Still image size (3.1M, 2048 x 1536)
N
Still image size (3:2 mode, 3456 x 2304)
N
Still image size (3:2 mode, 3648 x 2432)
N
Still image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672)
N
Still image size (7.2M, 3072 x 2304)
N
Still image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448)
N
Still image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592)
N
Still image size (VGA, 640 x 480)
Y
Still image size(16M, 4608 x 3456)
N
Still image size(18M, 4896 x 3672)
Y