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Sony Mavica MVC-CD300
2.8 out of 10

Sony Mavica MVC-CD300

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Dc Resource
12 June 2001
  • Excerpt: Back when I reviewed Sony's first CD Mavica, the CD1000, I complained that it introduced the one thing I considered forbidden in digital photography: consumables. The CD1000 used write-once 3" CD-R discs, which you'd have to keep buying as you filled each 156MB disc.
  • Pros: CD-R/RW format very inexpensive per megabyte, Excellent photo quality, Full manual controls and a host of other nice features, Great bundle, Ability to turn off LCD backlight to save power, Supports lots of optional accessories
  • Cons: No zoom in movie mode, A bit bulky, Some Mac compatibility issues (that are apparently Apple's fault), No optical viewfinder
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 9
Construction 9

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DP Review
2 March 2001
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Sony MVC-CD300: (3 megapixel compact prosumer) Sony answered the question I posed in my MVC-CD1000 review , "It'll be interesting to see how many more products Sony release using mini CD-R"...
  • Pros: Very sharp, high resolution images, very good colour accuracy and saturation, virtually identical image quality to the DSC-S75 (though very slightly more noise *), Low media costs (8cm CD-R offer excellent $/MB ratio), Relatively quick now with better buffering, decent shot-to-shot times, Ability...
  • Cons: Slow startup times (thanks to the extending lens), Bulky, large in size and weight, Time taken to finalize / unfinalize / format can be a bit tedious (to recover ALL the space on a CD-RW you need to Format it), Deleting images on a CD-RW will only restore space if they are deleted from the last t...
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Steve's Digicams
28 February 2001
  • Summary: Just when it seemed like we had seen all the new cameras Sony had to offer, they go and announce two more Mavicas. The MVC-CD300 and are the latest Sony cameras to employ the spacious and economical CompactDisc storage technology.
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Sony Mavica MVC-CD300

PC Authority
14 May 2001
  • Summary: A good implementation of CD-RW technology to solve storage problems in digital cameras. If the size doesn’t bother you, then this is a great choice for travellers who want to take lots of photos.
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Sony MVC-CD300

12 September 2001
  • Conclusion: Cet appareil photo numérique trimégapixels remplace la carte mémoire par un disque de 156 Mo, beaucoup moins cher. Mais le prix de l'ensemble reste très élevé.
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