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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. Opinions about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. 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 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 Views about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

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94% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2016

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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


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Built-in Flash: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.248
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 357.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:12

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

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/1000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


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


Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.5

White balance

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