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Modified Sony DSC-W300  13.6 Megapixel IR+Visible Camera

DISCONTINUED.  This model has been replaced by the Sony DSC-980


XNiteSonyDSC-W300 - Ultraviolet+Visible+Infrared (330nm to 1200nm)

XNiteSonyDSC-W300IR - IR-Only (715nm to 1200nm)




Quality, Economical Infrared Capable Camera


13.6 MegaPixels - Infrared Capable


2.7 Inch Touch Screen Back Display With Controls

Visually, the only external thing different about this camera is that a 30mm filter ring has been glued with clear glue to the front of the camera so that you can screw 30mm filters to the front.  Internally, we have modified the optics so that the camera can see from 330nm to 1200nm versus a stock camera which can see from about 380nm to 750nm.

If you want to experiment with infrared photography using a high quality Sony Digital camera, we have IR-Enabled Sony DSC-W300 cameras.  The DSC-W300 uses Sony Memory Sticks, has a huge color LCD back viewing screen, video output (NTSC/PAL selectable), uses  Sony rechargeable batteries (included).

We have added and 30mm filter ring on the front so that you can use our entire line of X-Nite filters. 

The 30mm filters for this camera are available Here.

Like our other IR enabled digital cameras, you should buy our CC1 color correcting filter (IR blocking filter) when using this camera for normal photography outdoors since our modified camera sees both infrared and visible light. 

If you would like us to convert your camera, the cost is $175 for UV+Visible+IR and $275 for IR-Only 715nm + return S&H ($20 for UPS ground insured with domestic USA).


bulletProduct Type Digital camera - Compact
bulletWeight 5.5 oz
bulletWidth 3.7 in
bulletDepth 1.1 in
bulletHeight 2.3 in

Main Features

bulletResolution 13.6 megapixels
bulletImage stabilizer feature Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom. This camera utilizes built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures.
bulletSensor resolution 13.6 megapixels
bulletOptical Sensor Type Super HAD CCD
bulletEffective Sensor Resolution 13,600,000 pixels
bulletOptical Sensor Size 1/1.7 in
bulletLight Sensitivity ISO 200, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 6400 (3Mpix), ISO 3200, ISO 1600, ISO 100
bulletDigital Zoom 2 x
bulletShooting Modes Frame movie mode
bulletShooting Programs High sensitivity, Twilight portrait, Twilight mode, Soft snap, Smile shutter, Landscape, Beach, Hi-speed shutter, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
bulletSpecial effects Vivid, Black & White, Sepia
bulletMax Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
bulletMin Shutter Speed 30 sec
bulletExposure Metering Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
bulletExposure Modes Automatic, Program
bulletExposure Compensation ?2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
bulletWhite Balance Custom, Automatic, Presets
bulletWhite Balance Presets Incandescent, Fluorescent light (warm white), Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent light (cool white), Fluorescent light (daylight), Daylight
bulletDigital video format MPEG VX
bulletStill Image Format JPEG
bulletContinuous Shooting Speed 1.9 frames per second
bulletColor support Color
bulletImage Stabilizer Optical (Super Steady Shot)
bulletFace Detection Yes
bulletTV Tuner None
bulletVideo Capture MPEG - 320 x 240, MPEG - 640 x 480

Memory / Storage

bulletIntegrated Memory 15 MB
bulletFloppy Drive None
bulletDigital Storage Media None
bulletImage Storage JPEG 4224 x 2376, JPEG 4224 x 2816, JPEG 640 x 480, JPEG 3264 x 2448, JPEG 2592 x 1944, JPEG 4224 x 3168, JPEG 1920 x 1080, JPEG 2048 x 1536
bulletSupported Flash Memory Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Lens System

bulletType Zoom lens - 7.6 mm - 22.8 mm - F/2.8-5.5
bulletFocal Length 7.6 mm - 22.8 mm
bulletLens Construction 5 group(s) / 6 element(s)
bulletLens Manufacturer Carl Zeiss

Additional Features

bulletSelf Timer Yes
bulletSelf Timer Delay 10 sec, 2 sec
bulletAdditional Features USB 2.0 compatibility, DPOF support, Face detection, Dynamic Range Optimizer, PictBridge support, In-camera red-eye removal, 16:9 widescreen mode, Digital noise reduction, Built-in speaker, Direct print, Digital image rotation, Auto power save, Histogram display, PRINT Image Matching

Camera Flash

bulletEffective Flash Range 8 in - 18 ft
bulletType Built-in flash
bulletFlash Modes Flash OFF mode, Fill-in mode, Slow synchro, Auto mode, Red-eye reduction
bulletRed Eye Reduction Yes
bulletEffective flash range 8 in - 18 ft
bulletFeatures AF illuminator


bulletViewfinder Type Optical - Real-image zoom


bulletType LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7 in - Color
bulletMounting Built-in
bulletResolution 230,000 pixels

Digital Player (Recorder)

bulletType None


bulletType Microphone - Built-in


bulletConnector Type 1 x Composite video/audio output, 1 x USB
bulletExpansion Slot(s) 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo

Lens Systems

bulletAuto Focus TTL contrast detection
bulletType Zoom lens
bulletFocal length 7.6 mm - 22.8 mm
bulletFocal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 35 - 105 mm
bulletFocus adjustment Automatic, Manual
bulletAuto Focus Points (Zones) 9
bulletMacro Focus Range 5cm
bulletLens Aperture F/2.8-5.5
bulletOptical Zoom 3 x
bulletZoom Adjustment Motorized drive
bulletLens construction 5 : 6
bulletFeatures Aspherical lens, Built-in lens shield


bulletCables Included USB cable, A/V cable
bulletIncluded Accessories Wrist strap


bulletPower Device Battery charger - External

System Requirements for PC Connection

bulletOperating system Apple Mac OS 9.1, MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 or later
bulletPeripherals USB port, CD-ROM drive


bulletSupported Battery 1 x Sony NP-BG1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 960 mAh ( Included )


bulletType Sony Picture Motion Browser, Drivers & Utilities






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Last modified: June 18, 2015