Older Sony DCR-DVD300 is an Excellent DVD Camcorder
30 March 2006
Summary: This is one terrific Camcorder. Sony really challenged their best engineers and they came up with a DVD camcorder that is a technological tour-de-force. They took all of the best features and innovations up and down their very successful Handycam camcorder line and incorporated them into this model.
Summary: This is the 1st camcorder that I have ever owned. I like the ease of use and all the neat features. I purchased a flash, it really helps the still photos. The only complant is, the mini discs are overpriced and hard to find. Sony should and could have been better prepared before selling a ton of camcorders and no discs. Even with the high cost and irritation of finding discs, I still give a big thumbs up and recommend to all.
The biggest advantage is administrative time reduction!
G. Pat "gpat", Amazon
18 February 2005
Summary: This is the camera of my dreams, since I have lost a lot of time administering the data captured from camcorders and cameras. Now, this camera offered to me a way to record directly into an unviversally accepted media! I loved it! Secondly, the image quality is indeed very good. The things I don't like are the media price. DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs are still quite expensive and not easy to be obtained.
Summary: This is my first camcorder ever. After a lot of researching and reading reviews of about every single camcorder on the Market I picked Sony. I have and own Sony products and they have never given me any problems whatsoever. This camcorder is the best. Easy to use, I was filming about 10 minutes after I got it out of the box. The still photo capability is terrible, do not even use it. This is a camcorder, not a camera.
Summary: Most (if not all) the other reviews discuss the pros and cons of the camera. I'll quckly agree with them, and get it over: Great camera, excellent quality movies, needs a bigger battery (but then, doesn't EVERYTHING?). Love the camera's features. I use a Gateway laptop, with Winders XP Pro (SP2). I had a problem when following the instructions in the manual: everytime I loaded the drivers, ALL (and I *DO* mean *ALL*!!!
Summary: the DCR-DVD300 sits atop the recently released line of miniDVD camcorders from sony. other models in this line are the DCR-DVD200 and DCR-DVD100. the main difference the three camcorders in this line are LCD size and CCD resolution: - DCR-DVD300: 3.5" LCD, 1MP CCD - DCR-DVD200: 2.5" LCD, 1MP CCD - DCR-DVD100: 2.5" LCD, 640K CCD pros: - records dolby digital stereo. - carl zeiss lens. - 10x optical zoom.
Summary: Sony's DCR-DVD300 is my first digital camcorder. After using a JVC VHS-C camcorder for 8+ years, I did a lot of research, which I highly recommend, and finally decided to purchase the DVD300. But since it was a brand new model, it was very hard to find reviews about it. The few that I found revealed concerns about noise, vibration, editing and the complexity of menu functions.