The Sony CyberShot DSC-H300 is a compact camera with the design of an SLR camera for starting photographers. The sturdy model is comfortable to hold, making it easy to operate the buttons. Thanks to the 35x optical zoom you can photograph both subjects from near and far. When you zoom in you do not lose image quality. For example, you clearly visualize tall buildings and small insects. Optical SteadyShot reduces motion blur making you take sharp photos. This is useful when shooting in dark locations and using a slower shutter speed. If a scene does not fit within your framework, you use the Sweep Panorama. With this you can easily make wide recordings. The camera uses AA batteries that are available in various places.