Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 vs Canon IXUS 255 HS
Top Eight Reasons for the
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
Compared to Canon IXUS 255 HS
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
1.50x more megapixels (photo)
Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
1080 x 24 fps
25% better video recording quality
A little narrower
1.50 mm narrower
1.20 mm shorter
Distinctly greater zoom range
10 x greater zoom range. The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
Can be charged via standard USB cable
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
Measurably longer maximum focal length
260 mm longer maximum focal length. A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is better than Canon IXUS 255 HS because...
Top Eleven Reasons for the
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
22 g lighter
Vastly faster maximum shutter speed
25% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
A tad less body volume
6.82% less body volume
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Has a BSI sensor
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
A shade thinner
2.50 mm thinner
Has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Has a hot shoe
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Shorter minimum focal length
1 mm shorter minimum focal length. A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
Has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
More advanced digic 5 image processor