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Sony Mavica CD300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony Mavica CD300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the storage and usability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the zoom and focus get less positive comments. There are some mixed views about the screen and lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Mavica CD300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Mavica CD300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Mavica CD300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the storage. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Klare (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Mavica MVC CD300 review

 

Sony's Mavica MVC-CD300 aims to please photo enthusiasts who want a camera with great features and convenient image storage. This 3.3-megapixel model offers excellent image quality, a 3X Zeiss zoom lens, and a range of programmed and manual modes. Its...

Excellent image quality; intuitive menus and controls; writes to CD-R and CD-RW media.

Bulky; no optical viewfinder; stepped rather than continuous manual focus.

The CD300 stands out for its mini CD-R and CD-RW support but suffers performance drawbacks.

Aug, 2001

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony Mavica MVC-CD300

 

Sony Mavica MVC-CD300 test

Dec, 2001

Expert review by : Matthew Klare (cnet.com)

Sony Mavica MVC CD300 review

 

Sony's Mavica MVC-CD300 aims to please photo enthusiasts who want a camera with great features and convenient image storage. This 3.3-megapixel model offers excellent image quality, a 3X Zeiss zoom lens, and a range of programmed and manual modes. Its...

Excellent image quality; intuitive menus and controls; writes to CD-R and CD-RW media.

Bulky; no optical viewfinder; stepped rather than continuous manual focus.

The CD300 stands out for its mini CD-R and CD-RW support but suffers performance drawbacks.

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony MVC-CD300 Review

 

Welcome to Sony's latest, a three megapixel, three times zoom digital camera which writes images directly to 8 cm CD-R (or CD-RW). Building on the strength of the Mavica name this is the first Mavica with resolution greater than two megapixels it's...

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...

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...

Here's my rating of the Sony MVC-CD300: (3 megapixel compact prosumer)

Mar, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Mavica CD300

 

Continue on to Page Two MVC-CD300 Specifications Imager 1/1.8" 3.34-megapixel CCD Image Sizes Still: 2048x1536, 2048x1360 (3:2), 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 320x240 and 160x120 ClipMotion GIF: 160x120 and 80x72 Recording Formats Still: JPEG,...

Feb, 2001

Expert review by : Matthew Klare (cnet.com.au)

Sony Mavica MVC CD300 review: Sony Mavica MVC CD300

 

Sony Mavica MVC CD300

Excellent image quality; intuitive menus and controls; writes to CD-R and CD-RW media.

Bulky; no optical viewfinder; stepped rather than continuous manual focus.

The CD300 stands out for its mini CD-R and CD-RW support but suffers performance drawbacks.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony MVC-CD300 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

A little less than a year ago (this is being written in late February 2001), Sony rocked the digital camera world with the introduction of the first CD-R-based digicam technology. An extension of Sony's floppy-disk-based Mavica design, the CD1000...

Feb, 2001

Expert review by : PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony Mavica MVC-CD300

 

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.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Neumann Lim (neoseeker)

Sony MVC-CD300 Digital Camera Review

 

This is Sony’s latest addition to the CD Mavica series. Riding on the success of the CD200, the CD300 is the 3.3 Megapixel version of that digital camera. The defining quality in the CD Mavica series is the Carl Zeiss 3x zoom lens and the direct write...

Nightphotography! I wanted to see how this camera would work in the dark. Itactually resolves low light without a flash. Street lamps are seen as well asambient light from vehicles passing by. This is probably attributed to the CarlZeiss lens.

Jan, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony MVC-CD300 CD Mavica

 

Read on to find out if the CD300 is as good as that S75..

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

No zoom in movie mode ; A bit bulky ; Some Mac compatibility issues (that are apparently Apple's fault) ; No optical viewfinder

With that out of the way, I'd say the the Sony MVC-CD300 is an excellent choice for those who want the convenience of the CD format. The pictures were great, it's got every feature under the sun, an attractive bundle, and the best value storage format...

Jun, 2001

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