Panasonic VDR-D300 DV Camcorder

Panasonic VDR-D300 DV Camcorder

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3CCD DVD Palmcorder Camcorder with 3.1 Megapixel Still Picture recording Optical Image Stabilizer DVD-RAM/ -R/ -RW 10x Optical Zoom 700x Digital Zoom

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3CCD DVD Palmcorder Camcorder with 3.1 Megapixel Still Picture recording Optical Image Stabilizer DVD-RAM/ -R/ -RW 10x Optical Zoom 700x Digital Zoom


Quick Glance
Recording MediaOptical Media, Memory Card, DVD
LCD Screen Size2.7 in
Interface Connection1 x S-Video Out, 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x USB, 1 x Microphone, 1 x DC Power In
Image StabilizationOptical
Normalized-Optical Zoom10
Image Processor
Image SensorCCD
Image Sensor Quantity3
Image Sensor Size1/6"
Lens Features
Optical Zoom10 X
Digital Zoom700x
Filter Diameter37 mm
Video Recording
Video Capture FormatMPEG-2
Minimum Lux Rating12 lux
General Features
Additional FeaturesBacklight Compensation, Built-in Light, Built-in Speaker, Fader Function, PC Connection, Self Timer, Self-Demo Mode, Viewfinder
Power SourceDC Input, Lithium-Ion Battery, Rechargeable Battery
Height3.4 in
Dimensions3.43" Height x 2.48" Width x 5.43" Depth
Weight1.29 lbs
Width2.5 in
Depth5.4 in
Warranty Information1 Year Limited
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Additional Specifications
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Image FormatDPOF, JPEG
Video Broadcast StandardsNTSC (analog)
Product SeriesVDR-D
Product LinePalmcorder
White BalanceAuto, Preset Modes
Max Focal Length30 mm
FlashAccessory Shoe, Built-in Flash
Effective Video Resolution1.9 Megapixel
Focus FeaturesAuto Focus, Manual Focus
Shortest Shutter Speed1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed1/30 Second
Normalized-Digital Zoom700
Total Camcorder Resolution2.4 Megapixel
Product ModelVDR-D300
Effective Image Resolution2.1 Megapixel
Brand NamePanasonic
Total Pixels680000
Maximum Image Resolution2048 x 1512
Included ComponentsAC Adapter, Battery, Cables, Carrying Strap, Remote
Number of Scene Modes5
Audio SupportAC3, Dolby Digital, PCM
Minimum Shutter Speed60 1/f
White Balance ModesAutoIndoorOutdoorManual
Maximum Video Lines525
DescriptionVDR-D300 3-CCD DIGA DVD Camcorder
Max Resolution720 x 480
Min Focal Length3 mm
Max Horizontal Image Resolution2048 pixels
Max Aperture1.8 1/f
Frequency Band3.1 Megapixel Interpolated ResolutionBacklight CompensationBuilt-in FlashEffective Pixels in Wide Screen (16:9) Mode:1.62 MegaPixels (Video)1.62 MegaPixels (Still Image)On-Screen Display Language:EnglishSpanishFrench
Normalized-Number of Image Sensor Pixels0.68
Maximum Shutter Speed8000 1/f
Exposure SettingsAuto Exposure, Multiple Program Modes
Max Vertical Image Resolution1512 pixels
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11 Ratings | 2 Reviews

4.09 out of 5 stars

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    By Yahoo Shopping User  Mar 19, 2007

    ### When shopping for a that new vid cam, with h-end features and a low end price tag the VDR-D300 is gonna look sweet. And its specs will seduce you and like any other piece of iunk that's promoted with dazzle and alluring claims, you can't be savvy eni...ough to leasrn to avioid the trash crap that's flooding into the stores until it bites you in the ass. Your only protection is in the hope that it reveals its sorry ass quality SOONER rather than LATER after you'be taken it home with you. In my case, looking back at the few instances in which I got error messages ( "BAD DISC" or "UNREADALE DISC") immediately after i'd recorded an entire brand new mini disc, I made the blunderous mistake of assuming that I'd done something wriong or perhaps the disc media was defectiuve ..bascially ignoring the wry mundanern fact that thius camera is simply incapaable of recording a session from start to finsih without either crashing during recording or afteward, omehow corrupting the completed finalized disc during playback. I suppose its my fault for buying more and more discs in attemptting to troubleshoot a camera defect.. But before i was able to understand the cause of that defect, the camera must have known I was pissed off aty it and so without fanfare nor a farewell, the camera slit its wrists.... comitted suicide. Yep it sure did. while I was viewing some stills on a SD card! This is week 5 since I broghjt it and I've used it for no more 8 or 9 hours total. I';m watching some pics change in slideshow mode and suddenly the power cuts out . Hmmm.I was running off the AC charger and so I figured that the darn cord had fallen out of the powerstrip t But no the cord was fine the power strip was fine as was all; the other devices plugged into it. i switched the camera off and back on again to not avail. I pressed the reset button and snapped the fully chrged battery pack into the camera but nothing worked. Again, at week 5 since purchased, this device is LIFELESS BROKEN NON OPERATIONAL WASTE OF $600 Read more Less

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    By Rhen  Dec 26, 2006

    ### I was confused on the full specs that was posted on this Panasonic VDR-D300, the CCD quality is only 1-CCD, on other hand the label on the camera states it's a 3CCD. Please somebody clarify this what is correct. I also checked other website about the...specs of this camera, they say it was really 3CCD. Now, I don't know what is correct. I'm planning to buy this camera, but now, I'm not sure if I have to really buy it. Read more Less

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Pro Reviews

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    The 3 CCD barrier on DVD camcorders has finally been broken. Meet the Panasonic VDR-D300 (along with its sibling, the D250). In theory, this top-end DVD cam with an MSRP of $999 should marry the best of Panasonic���s MiniDV 3 chip performance with the ease and convenience of the DVD format. Well, the results are in, and though it���s only February, the D300 appears to be strong candidate for best DVD camcorder of the year. But selling at the same price point as the PV-GS500, follow-up to the immensely popular GS400, can the D300 compete? Read more

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