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Sony MVC-CD300

Sony expands its CD-equipped camera line, adding erasability, buffer memory, a 3-megapixel CCD, and a more compact case!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 2/28/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Mavica MVC-CD300


Model Name:

Sony Mavica MVC-CD300 
Model Number: MVC-CD300 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-05-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 22.9 oz (650 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.6 x 3.6 x 3.7 in.
(143 x 92 x 94 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 2048x1360, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Sony 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 2
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 102 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 13
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 50 cm
1.6 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 24 x 18 mm
0.9 x 0.7 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.0 (wide) / 2.5 (tele) - f/8.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 37 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 4
White Balance Settings: Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One Touch 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/800 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer:  
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto w/ red-eye reduction, Auto, Forced with redeye reduction, Forced, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 1 - 8.2 feet (0.3 - 2.5 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: HVL-F1000 external flash sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CD-R 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 312.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: MPEG, Animated GIF 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 18.200 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.800 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.300 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 12.780 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 4.430 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.830 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.680 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.200 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 3.000 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 3.650 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 2
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.520
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 360.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: NP-FM50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: NP-FM50 Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Uses 8-cm mini CD-R or mini CD-RW disks. Supports deleting and rewriting on CD-RW disks, but deleting is sequential only (ie. you can only delete the last photo taken - to delete the previous photo you have to also delete the photo after it.) AF Illuminator light can be turned on/off. 14-bit A/D conversion. 5 in-camera sharpening settings. Flash output can be set to auto, high or low. LCD backlight is adjustable and has solar-assist feature. Has Acu-Power battery meter to show battery life remaining in minutes. Has voice memo mode. Can record GIF animations at 160 x 120 or 80 x 72 pixels. Supports in-camera trimming and resizing, MPEG 6X cue/review. Bundled with lens cap, battery, charger, 1 x 156MB CD-R disc, 1 x 156MB CD-RW disc. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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