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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and image quality. The durability and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the zoom. There are some less positive opinions about the memory and battery.

usability, size, durability, image quality, connectivity

price, portability, reliability, battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR-DVD300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and image quality. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the zoom and portability, while there are some critical views about the memory and durability.

usability, size, image quality, connectivity

price, reliability, battery, durability, memory

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRDVD300 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 3.5" LCD and Digital Still CapabilitySony DCRDVD300 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 3.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

Sony DCR-DVD300 DVD Handycam

 

This camcorder records to DVD, but don't throw out the videotape quite yet: That feature is a little awkward to use.

Although this camcorder's ability to shoot straight to DVD sounds attractive, the process is awkward.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

Handycam DCR-DVD300 DVD Digital Camcorder Review

 

Although this camcorder's ability to shoot straight to DVD sounds attractive, the process is awkward.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD300 DVD Digital Camcorder

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Size vs. Convenience

 

Company: Sony Electronics Inc., www.sonystyle.com Price: $1,100 (list) Spec data: 3.5-inch SwivelScreen LCD, 1-megapixel digital still camera, 10X optical/120X digital zoom, DVD format video recording, InfoLithium battery, MPEG-2 video, USB 2.0, Dolby...

Output shows good color and detail, camera performed well in outdoor tests with good low-light performance, DVD media makes playback for most users extremely simple ; Cons ; DVD format makes it bulkier than other palmcorders, output is incompatible...

DVD format makes it bulkier than other palmcorders, output is incompatible with many consumer video-editing and authoring applications, still images are grainy ; Bottom Line ; If you don't mind its slightly bulky profile and mediocre still images, the...

If you don't mind its slightly bulky profile and mediocre still images, the DVD-300 is a good choice. It produces solid images across the supported range of resolutions, and its DVD format is very convenient for most users.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (videomaker.com)

Mini DVD Camcorder Review: Sony DCR-DVD300 DVD-R/-RW

 

You might think that Sony, with its reputation for innovation, would have been first to market with a mini DVD camcorder. While Hitachi claimed that honor a while ago, Sony has nonetheless come on strong with its first line of DVD camcorders, which...

High-quality DVD recordings ; Microphone jack ; Point-shoot-share philosophy

No headphone jack ; Blank media currently expensive ; Long wait to finalize/access discs

A strong entry for Sony in the brand-new DVD camcorder marketplace.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Keith (shopzilla.com)

Not a practical Video recorder

 
Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: lenny (shopzilla.com)

this sets the standard for camcorders

 
Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: mongomad1 (epinions.com)

Great for recording special moments in life!

 

Nice, durable camera that records on mini DVD's. 3.5"LCD Screen rotates over 180 degrees.

Bulky, slow to get started and it takes a long time to eject discs.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: mongomad1 (epinions.com)

Wonderful for recording life's special moments!

 

Nice, durable camera that records on mini DVD's. 3.5"LCD Screen rotates over 180 degrees.

Bulky, slow to get started and it takes a long time to eject discs.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: mongomad1 (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-DVD300 DVD Camcorder - Wonderful for recording life's special moments!

 

Great Expectations/Anticipation: Prior to having our child (pre-pregnancy even), I was in search of a video camera to capture the early stages of Heisman winner 2023. At the time, early 2003, I knew I wanted one that would record directly to a ...

Nice, durable camera that records on mini DVD's. 3.5"LCD Screen rotates over 180 degrees

Bulky, slow to get started and it takes a long time to eject discs

Apr, 2007