Product Comparison: Nikon D3200 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Digital Camera

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When making a major purchase like a camera, you are going to want to ensure that it is a piece of equipment that you will enjoy using to capture the most important moments in your life.  There are more than a few models on the market and to help you make a decision, we compare the Nikon D3200 and the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300.

Megapixels

When it comes to resolution, the Nikon D3200, which features 24.2 megapixels beats out the Sony Cyber Shot, which has, by comparison 20.4 megapixels. So, if you are looking for a camera with a higher resolution, you are going to want to look to purchase the Nikon D3200.

Viewing

A major difference between the Nikon D3200 and the Sony Cyber Shot is viewing. While both the Nikon D3200 and the Sony Cyber Shot come equipped with a 3.0” LCD screen, the Sony Cyber Shot’s screen has the ability to flip out. Those who’d rather have a screen that can flip out should consider the Cyber Shot over the D3200.

Battery Life

If you want to take more photos before the battery on your camera needs a recharge, you will want to seriously think about buying the Nikon D3200 over the Sony Cyber Shot. The Nikon D3200 has a researchable battery that can take between 500 and 540 shots before needing to be plugged back in while the Cyber Shot’s battery will only allow you to take about 310 shots before dying.

Continuous Shooting

Those looking for a camera that can shoot fast and furious should opt to buy the Sony Cyber Shot, which can shoot ten frames per second. Compare that to the Nikon D3200, which can only shoot 4 frames per second.

The Bigger Picture

If you want the ability to shoot panoramic photos, the Sony Cyber Shot might be a better option for you. The Sony Cyber Shot allows you to capture a wide scene by taking multiple photos and then stitching them together. The Nikon D3200 does not have this feature.

Share and Share Alike

Another major difference between the Sony Cyber Shot and the Nikon D3200 is that the Cyber Shot does not have built-in Wi-fi,which means you won’t be able to quickly share your photos with friends and family on social media. Instead, you will have to wait to upload your photos to your computer. The Nikon D3200, on the other hand, does have wi-fi making it a good choice, especially if you like the convenience of uploading your photos quickly to the web.

Dollars and Sense

If you are being cautious about every cent you spend and searching for a deal, you may want to look to buy the Sony Cyber over the Nikon D3200. According to Consumer Reports, the Sony Cyber Shot can be found as cheap as $378 while the Nikon D3200 ranges in price between $514.48 and $826.26, but can be found for as low as $449.44 through Abe’s of Maine.