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Sony - DSC-HX300 20.4-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

This Sony DSC-HX300 20.4-megapixel digital camera features an Exmor R CMOS sensor for crisp photos and 1080/60p videos. Enhanced Superior Auto mode helps ensure clear results when shooting dynamic motion, even in dim light. Memory card sold separately.
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wifi?

Does this camara have wifi?
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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JuarezChihuahua
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answer 1
No... Does not
2 months, 1 week ago
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RucksBest
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answer 2
no
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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thedlc5
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answer 3
No wifi.
3 months ago
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Danimal
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Chicago
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answer 4
No it does not. But it is a very good camera.
4 months, 1 week ago
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answer 5
Hi JuarezChihuahua, this Sony DSC-HX300 doesn't have a Wi-Fi capability. -Ely
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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answer 6
No, this camera does not come equipped with wifi.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Is there a Viewfinder?

Specs say no, but it looks like there's one above the LCD screen?
1 year ago
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Kay
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answer 1
Yes, there is a view finder. There is a button next to the view finder that will allow you to turn it on or off in order to use the lcd.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 2
Yes, there is a traditional viewfinder as well as the screen on the back. You can use either.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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lk1993
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answer 3
Yes, there is a viewfinder for the sony hx300. That's one of the reasons why we bought this camera.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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JessyJ
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answer 4
Hi Kay,

Camera does have a Viewfinder. It's on top of the LCD screen.

Vincent.
11 months ago
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answer 5
Yes. It has the option to switch to the viewfinder to take pics or through the LCD screen. Also, the screen flips out so you can take a pic above your head and still see the pic.
1 year ago
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Katelynn27
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Alton, NH
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answer 6
This Sony camera provides LCD viewfinder only.
1 year ago
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Trish
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Is it good for outdoors? Mountains, water and zoom in on wildlife?

2 months ago
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Jen
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answer 1
Yes it sure is
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Phatdaddio21
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answer 2
Great zoom, and the pictures turned out excellent. There is also a color enhancement features that can add a lot of richness to your photos. Not sure about the water. I would avoid Any moisture.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 3
Yes. If you are not a pro and don't know how to use a DSLR properly, this will work for what you need. This is a great camera for capturing outdoor scenes. I use it to photograph our garden and for birdwatching. For serious zoom - you will need a tripod.

I attached an image taken on extreme zoom. The shooting conditions were poor as I was photographing this hummingbird through a somwhat dirty window and the picture still came out this crisp w/o a tripod. Had I not been focusing on the feeder in anticipation of the birds flying up I think I could have a clearer shot of the bird instead of a semi focus on the bird and a sharp focus on the feeder. This was also my 1st day to use the camera and I am not using any manual settings, this was on the full auto mode.
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
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lk1993
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answer 4
Yes!
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1 month, 4 weeks ago
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JessyJ
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answer 5
This camera is great outdoors. We used it on our Caribbean cruise and captured some amazing photos.
2 months ago
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answer 6
Hi Jan, this camera can be used outdoors like shooting landscape and wildlife as the camera has 50x zoom. One recommendation though, is not to use it near water or in the water as the camera is not waterproof. Thanks_Mitch
2 months ago
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Question

Can you hook up this camera to tv via HDMI cable and play videos?

5 months ago
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Spud
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Walnut Cove, NC
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answer 1
It has a mini HDMI connector. So you should be able to.
1 week, 2 days ago
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RoyBoy
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answer 2
Yes, but will need to use a cable with an hdmi mini on one side.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 3
Yes you can you just need a micro usb to hdmi cord and then you can play videos on your tv.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Facino
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answer 4
Hi Spud,
Yes, you can connect it to your TV using HDMI connection. Please use the required cable. Thanks. >Joffrey
5 months ago
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answer 5
Yes, this camera can be connected to a TV via the HDMI connection.
5 months ago
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Question

LENS FILTER AND HOOD

I wonder how a filter or hood can be attached to its lens, while there is no treads like a typical classic camera lens. This is a zeiss lens and I do not want be scratched by an accident.
Thanks.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Forooz
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Highlands Ranch Colorado
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answer 1
I own an HS-9 Sony and at that time, Sony included a lens hood. I don't know if that same hood would fit this model so ask Sony if it could...
2 years, 1 month ago
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nc1701d
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Denver, CO
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answer 2
Like a first answer I'm also bought 55 mm UV filter and tread it in lens - fits absolutely perfect . Now I have protected lens and improve my photos quality. Probably SONY means previous similar models with the different lens ends.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Al Gor
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Stamford, CT
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answer 3
I just purchased a 55mm UV filter that fits fine on my HX 300 lens.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 4
Lens filters cannot be attached with the lens of the Sony DSCHX300 Camera.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Uploading photos and video to MacBook Pro

What is involved in uploading photos and videos from the Sony HX300 to a MacBook Pro? I can't buy this camera unless the uploading process is smooth and easy.
1 year, 11 months ago
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MayoBoy
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You take out the SD card and plug it into the Mac. If it doesn't have a reader buy an external reader. Plugging a camera into a computer can damage the camera's operating system.
1 week, 2 days ago
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RoyBoy
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answer 2
There is a usb mini plug, like with most cameras, and the camera saves to sd card. So, should work without issues.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 3
Easiest method is to simply take out the SD card and put it in a reader- either built into your laptop or external, and then copy the files.
1 year, 10 months ago
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havanajoe8
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answer 4
You can download the software for Mac OS using the link below.

http://www.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/

Mac does not support “PlayMemories Home.” Use the application bundled with the Mac to play back images.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Can you turn the flash off if desired and can you also force the flash to be on?

1 year, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Yes, you can.
1 week, 2 days ago
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RoyBoy
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answer 2
You can turn the flash off, but cannot turn it on with this model.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 3
yes and yes
1 year, 8 months ago
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Pugs1721
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Sidney, Ohio
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answer 4
Yes to both. I set the flash to "always on" and then simply don't raise the flash if I don't want it. If it's not raised it won't flash, if it is raised it will. Works great for me!
1 year, 8 months ago
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havanajoe8
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Mansfield, MA
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Question

Where is it made?

Japan or China?
1 year, 2 months ago
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Tio kaka
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Brazil
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answer 1
Made in China, like everything else.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 2
China
1 year, 1 month ago
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Coop
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Central Ind
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answer 3
Sony is a global corporation. We have plants around the world. Now these products maybe assembled or made in a different country but the quality of standard remains the same. These items are all genuine Sony products with original Sony parts. The technology is the same for all of them.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Question

Is a remote or cable shutter release available for the Sony - DSC-HX300

8 months ago
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Alan
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San Jose
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answer 1
No, there is not, but you can use the timer. A remote would be much more handy.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Wkryan
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answer 2
Not mine, no. I love my camera even though it doesn't.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Lori
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answer 3
Hi Alan, you can use the Sony Remote RM-VPR1 with Multi Terminal Cable for the Sony DSC-HX300 Camera. It can be purchased by going to this link:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-remote-with-multi-terminal-cable-black/3352076.p?id=1219417405788&skuId=3352076

Thanks -Vincent
8 months ago
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How long can I expect the battery charge to last in this camera? Is a higher capacity battery available?

2 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
I took it out and took photos and movies for 3 hours and the battery still indicates full. According to manual 155/200 minutes shooting stills, 50/55 shooting typical movies. The lower number is with LCD viewer, the longer number is with viewfinder.
1 week, 2 days ago
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RoyBoy
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answer 2
The battery last about a day and a half to 2 days taking pictures on and off throughout the day.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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High Point, NJ
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answer 3
Battery life depends on the mode that you are on the camera.

Shooting still images
*LCD Screen - Approx. 155 min. (Approx. 310 images)
*Viewfinder - Approx. 200 min. (Approx. 400 images)

Typical movie shooting
*LCD screen - Approx. 50 min.
*Viewfinder Approx. 55 min.

Continuous movie shooting
*LCD screen - Approx. 90 min.
*Viewfinder - Approx. 100 min.

Viewing still images
*Approx. 270 min. (Approx. 5400 images)

• The above number of images applies when the battery pack is fully charged. The
number of images may decrease depending on the conditions of use.
2 years, 1 month ago
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