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Sony DSR 250P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony DSR 250P. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The image quality is also appreciated. Many are less positive about the color and zoom, and there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

image quality, design

usability, zoom, color

On average, users rate this product 83/100.

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All In One Camcorder With Great Performance...


Excellent Picture, A to D conversion via YC, A+ Features

Just takes practice to produce incredable results!

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (

DSR 250--not for everybody


Good overall image

Controls respond poorly.

Apr, 2003

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DSR250 review after 3 months of usage


Excellent image quality. Great low light performance.

A bit heavy. Zoom and focus rings hard to get use to.

Sep, 2002

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a professional DV digital video camera


Sony DSR-250P uses DynaFitTM soft design, allows users to shoot a long time a lot easier. Control the location of the button design is very simple, a great convenience to the user's operation. At the same time Sony DSR-250P with a 3 1 / 3 inches CCD,...

Infrared NightShot function

Single color

Feb, 2009

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How the DSR 250P functions


And rich feature set, the Sony DSR-250P digital camcorder delivers not only a pleasurable working experience but excellent results as well. Take advantage of the automatic functionality or, when the situation demands, override it manually and let your...


Dec, 2008

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DSR-250 broadcast camera


we using this camera about 3-4 years and this camera quality si good. and at this time we used this camera to produce Short television movie for local TV. The result is good.My friend (cameraman) told me that he likes using this unit to produce that...



Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

With the DSR-250P, a wide range of features and functions enables you to capture the professional images you require. The lightweight, shoulder-mount design, 1.5-inch B/W viewfinder and familiar control placement make operating the DSR-250P a pleasure. A variety of additional features, including a swing-out 2.5-inch LCD monitor, Super SteadyShot motion compensation function, an i.LINK interface and Memory Stick support are incorporated, thus adding to the camcorder's versatility. Three newly developed 1/3-inch CCDs and a 12-times zoom lens capture sharp, clear images. The DSR-250P supports both standard and mini-size cassettes, as well as both DVCAM and DV recording and playback, providing even more flexibility to meet your individual shooting requirements.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono/Mono / Uni-directional
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DSR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black/Dark gray

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:450Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:DV / DVCAM/DVCAM
Digital Zoom:48
Media Type:DV / Mini DV
Special Effects:Fader / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Old Movie / Still / Trail/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Old Movie / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT