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
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
Width2.5 in
Depth5.4 in
Weight1.29 lbs
Dimensions3.43" Height x 2.48" Width x 5.43" Depth
Warranty Information1 Year Limited
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Additional Specifications
DescriptionVDR-D300 3-CCD DIGA DVD Camcorder
Image FormatDPOF, JPEG
Included ComponentsAC Adapter, Battery, Cables, Carrying Strap, Remote
Max Aperture1.8 1/f
Max Focal Length30 mm
Max Horizontal Image Resolution2048 pixels
Max Vertical Image Resolution1512 pixels
Min Focal Length3 mm
Max Resolution720 x 480
Video Broadcast StandardsNTSC (analog)
Audio SupportAC3, Dolby Digital, PCM
Maximum Shutter Speed8000 1/f
Minimum Shutter Speed60 1/f
Exposure SettingsAuto Exposure, Multiple Program Modes
FlashAccessory Shoe, Built-in Flash
Focus FeaturesAuto Focus, Manual Focus
Total Pixels680000
White BalanceAuto, Preset Modes
Normalized-Digital Zoom700
Normalized-Number of Image Sensor Pixels0.68
Number of Scene Modes5
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
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
White Balance ModesAutoIndoorOutdoorManual
Product ModelVDR-D300
Product SeriesVDR-D
Brand NamePanasonic
Maximum Image Resolution2048 x 1512
Effective Image Resolution2.1 Megapixel
Effective Video Resolution1.9 Megapixel
Total Camcorder Resolution2.4 Megapixel
Maximum Video Lines525
Longest Shutter Speed1/30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed1/2000 Second
Product LinePalmcorder
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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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