The Sony CyberShot DSC-H300 is a compact camera with the design of an SLR camera for novice photographers. The sturdy model is nice in the hand so you can operate the buttons easily. Thanks to the 35x optical zoom, you photograph both subjects from near and far. When you zoom in, you do not lose image quality. For example, you clearly show high buildings and small insects. Optical SteadyShot reduces motion blur, allowing you to take sharp pictures. This is useful when photographing 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 at various locations.