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Sony Handycam HDR-CX300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and color. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the memory.

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On average, users rate this product 100/100.

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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...

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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You can't go wrong with this camcorder.

 

I am very happy with this product--no moving parts (all flash memory) easy to use and great indoor picture quality. They can all take good HD pictures outside, but this camera is unique--for the price, you can't beat it.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Zoom

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 Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
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

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 (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 Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:34.8mm
Min Focal Length:2.9mm
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)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

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
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