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Sony Handycam HDR-CX300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX300. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The price and size are also appreciated. Many are critical about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The price and size are also appreciated.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SonyHDR-CX300 16GB High Definition Handycam CamcorderSonyHDR-CX300 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Nov, 2017

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Sony HDR-CX300

 

This HDV camcorder is ideal if you want images with vivid color.

This HDV camcorder is compact and highly portable

Not a lot of memory is available on this Sony camcorder

The Sony HDR-CX300 is a HDV camcorder that is simple to use and captures high-quality video and images with astounding color. We were disappointed with the memory available and wish we saw a few features that would set this HDV camcorder apart from...

Product Specifications

Featuring an ultra-compact and lightweight design, the HDR-CX300 Handycam camcorder puts the power of Full HD recording in the palm of your hands. Capture high-definition videos and 7-megapixel still images to 16GB of embedded Flash memory. An "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers superior low-light performance while Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode and 3-way Shake Canceling enables you to capture remarkably smooth video. A professional-quality Sony G lens provides brilliant, accurate color reproduction while Direct Copy lets you easily transfer and store your footage to an external hard disk drive, without a computer. Record your memories in gorgeous 1920 x 1080 high-definition resolution or snap 7-megapixel still images directly to 16GB of embedded Flash memory. Outfitted with impressive technologies, the HDR-CX300 features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode and 3-way Shake Canceling, which lets you capture remarkably smooth video. Plus, the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers superior low-light performance. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the newly developed, back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Designed specifically for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor is designed to let you shoot video in lower lighting conditions with better results. Shooting without a tripod can often lead to wobbly videos. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, a short, 27.4mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Color of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:10.9oz
Width:2in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sunrise / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Twilight mode / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:9.76
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.17 - 14.1
Digital Zoom:160
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.17 - 14.1
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:34.8mm
Min Focal Length:2.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.54Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.65Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 / Windows7 64-bit
Flash memory:16384
Manual focus: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/1000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO Duo, SDHC, SDXC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:160
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.52
Height:4.92
Weight:12.7
Width:2.05

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto