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
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
1.50x more megapixels (photo)
Sizably 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
1.50 mm narrower
1.20 mm shorter
Measurably 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.
Explicitly 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
Explicitly faster maximum shutter speed
25% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Marginally less body volume
6.82% less body volume
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.50 mm thinner
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.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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