Sony HDR-CX300 16GB HD Handycam Camcorder Reviews





Product Description From the Manufacturer

Full HD Recording
1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony Full High Definition quality.

The Sony HDR-CX300 HD video camera is capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories.

7 Megapixel still image capture w/ Dual Record

7 Megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution digital photos while the Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5 MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes.

16GB embedded Flash memory

The built-in 16GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 6.5 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode), or up to 4 hours of standard definition footage (SD HQ mode).

1/4″ “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor

video footage, as well as 7 Megapixel still images. With 3.5 Megapixel (effective) video resolution, the image sensor captures video at a higher density of high definition resolution resulting in a sharper and more detailed 1920 x 1080 HD picture.

Back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor

Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the newly developed, back-illuminated “Exmor R” sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the “Exmor R” sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.

Technical Details

* Brand Name: Sony
* Model: HDR-CX300
* Media Type: Flash card
* Lens Type: Zoom lens
* Optical zoom: 12 x
* Maximum Aperture Range: F/1.8-3.4
* Shooting Modes: Digital photo mode
* Video Input: Camcorder
* Display Size: 2.7 inches
* Optical Sensor Resolution: 4.2 MP
* Optical Sensor Technology: Exmor R CMOS
* Optical Sensor Size: 1/4″
* Audio Input: Microphone
* Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo
* Height: 2.5 inches
* Weight: 10.9 Ounces
* Depth: 4.9 inches
* Width: 2 inches

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Product Specifications

Model : HDR-CX300
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1920x1080 Full HD Recording w/7MP still image

16GB embedded Flash memory

1/4" 3.5MP back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

Wide Angle G-Lens (27.4mm) with 12x Optical zoom


>Reviews of the SonyHDR-CX300 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder at
Average Rating: 5.0
R. Rivera Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: SonyHDR-CX300 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Electronics) I was in the market for a new camcorder. I had an old tape type Panasonic Camera, I really didnt think I would need another one but my new baby daughter forced me to buy one to capture her funny moments. I started doing lots of research, wasnt sure whether I should go for the Canon or Sony. My biggest drawback for Sony was its propriety memory card. They are more expensive than their SD counterpart and most of my other Cameras support SD. I am glad Sony supported SD technology finally. I was going to buy the new Canon M30 but it was going to be released April 15 but you know how it works with men, when they think about an electronic purchase. Although, I liked the features of the M30, I couldnt wait for its release. I found the CX300 and I really liked its features, I liked the fact that it has the newer G Lens and also thats it has good performance in low light (usually Sony is better at low light). The CX300 supports 11 Lux which is good performance at low light, most of my recordings will be indoors and thats why this was really important for me. I charged the camera, opened the LCD and started to shoot, I was really happy with its size, build and video quality Pros: - Good low light performer - Amazing quality - aprox 2 hours of recording with supplied battery (good for me) - size, love the size - zoom, very sharp at full zoom - Intuitive menu Cons: - a bit heavier than other models - LCD must be open for recording - menu buttons can be small even for my fingers

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun little camcorder I love the portability and ease of use of the Flip. It is much more convenient than my conventional camcorder for taking skiing and for other outdoor activities. Published 7 hours ago by R. Black

5.0 out of 5 stars My Transition from Canon Back to Sony Camcorders, March 10, 2010 By Steve Scott (Riverside, California) (REAL NAME) This review is from: SonyHDR-CX300 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Electronics) My first camcorders were Sony. I switched to Canon a few years ago because I didn't like the proprietory memory sticks and didn't some much difference in quality. I recently had to upgrade my Canon HF 100 because of a slight problem with the zoom, so I ordered the HF-200. I was disappointed in the quality. I saw no improvement from the previous version, and I really expected some improvement in low light interior video, but there was none. I started researching and found out about this new Sony camcorder that promised much improvement in low light, and to my amazement were now offering SDHC cards to be used in these new models. That clinched the deal for me. I wonder how much business Sony lost over the years by insisting on using only proprietory memory sticks. I quickly ordered this camcorder and returned the HF 200. I'm VERY happy I did. I am astonished at the great quality of this camcorder. It certainly lives up to it's promise of great low light video and almost everything about it is a pleasure to use. Great ergonomics, great overall video quality, and a pretty intuitive menu. I still have many questions that I hope will be answered by others in this and other forums. I'm hoping there is a way to record with the LCD screen closed. It saves a ton of power, and I like to use it with the remote on a tripod when recording recitals. Not sure if I'm going to be happy with the answer though. I very much look forward to what others have to say about this wonderful new toy.

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