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Sony HDR-CX250
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Sony HDR-CX250 Camcorder

8.9MP 1/3.91 200g Oct 2013
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Easy to use Full HD camcorder with high quality imaging and powerful zoom Full HD 1920x1080 50p recording: Full HD recording at very high bit rate with 50p progressive shooting mode for highest... More
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38 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camcorder rated it as 90%. Owners think this Sony camcorder is one of the better similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is fantastic” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Darren wrote in his review of the Sony HDR-CX250 on Amazon “I found the position of the stop/start and zoom ok.”. Darren also wrote “Excellent zoom”.

Several Sony HDR-CX250 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Mr Gumby mentioned “* Superior image stabilisation (although the Sony's is very good) ### * Auto LCD brightness #### * Wider wide-angle - 28mm vs” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One person reckoned that the product had a good autofocus.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony HDR-CX250 owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Adrian said on Amazon “It's so easy to use”. Babaroy rated it as very good and mentioned “This camera was very intuitive and has delivered good results”. Cart52 gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “It is easy to use and handle”.

One Sony HDR-CX250 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Mr. Simon C. Gilbert scored the Sony HDR-CX250 4 stars and he said “The default HQ setting (there are three higher settings than this) will record excellently in sunlight” in his review of the Sony HDR-CX250.

One Sony HDR-CX250 owner who purchased the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Darren wrote in his review “Easy to hold for extended periods without too much fatigue” but in spite of that he only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good quality. Alfie wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-CX250 on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent - full HD” and rated the Sony HDR-CX250 as very good. Babaroy wrote on Amazon “Very impressed with the quality of picture” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX250 and rated it 5 stars. Darren mentioned “Image quality as fine in daylight.” in his review.

Robust

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was well made. Non Fiction-Bookworm said on Amazon three years ago “Very good workmanship and manufacturing quality, typical of Sony”.

Several Sony HDR-CX250 reviewers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was reliable. Alfie mentioned on Amazon “Burn Blu-ray discs reliably as well”. Mr Gumby said in his review of the Sony HDR-CX250 “A bird on a feeder * Easier to focus manually (just touch the subject) * More reliable auto white balance - the Panasonic usually gets it right” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Good Size

Three Sony HDR-CX250 reviewers said in their reviews that it was compact. Amd1t said on Amazon “I would certainly recommend this video it is small and compact and as an added bonus it takes photos as well” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX250 and gave it a score of 5 stars. David said in his Sony HDR-CX250 review on Amazon “Using the item is a dream, for it is so compact”. Four years ago Mr Gumby said on Amazon “* Compact and very light - 200g or a little over vs” in his review of this camcorder.

Several Sony HDR-CX250 reviewers reckoned that it was lightweight. Four years ago Darren mentioned “More reach than my S95 Lightweight” in his review. Darren also wrote “While lightweight”. One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good weight. Three years ago R. Gilliland said in their review on Amazon “Very light weight easy to use”.

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Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,510 owner and expert reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium sensor size video cameras range.

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Good Connectivity

A few people who purchased the product mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Darren wrote in his review on Amazon “Built-in USB”.

Nice Design

A few Sony HDR-CX250 owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Mr. A. Poole mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-CX250 on Amazon four years ago “The stabilisation is pretty good for how far you can zoom in”. Swotty wrote “I ahve found the opposite - it videoed our Chrismas beautifully”.

One Sony HDR-CX250 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was smooth. Four years ago Kat Man Do gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The extended zoom was smooth with very little loss of image quality on full digital zoom when played back through a 46" full HDTV” in their Sony HDR-CX250 review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony HDR-CX250 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Adrian scored the Sony HDR-CX250 very highly and he said on Amazon four years ago “The screen is large and clear (NB” in his Sony HDR-CX250 review. Kat Man Do mentioned “The inclusion of a touch sensitive LCD screen is an extremely useful addition”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony HDR-CX250 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Alfie scored the product very highly and said in their review of the Sony HDR-CX250 four years ago “The silent moments on film really are more silent - I say this because I've been used to hearing the whirling noise of a tape on previous models”.

One Sony HDR-CX250 owner who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Alfie wrote on Amazon “Has an impressive optical zoom that will easily show the tiny crators on the moon! There are smart wind noise reduction options when filming outside on a windy day” in their review and rated the Sony HDR-CX250 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Mr. Simon C. Gilbert mentioned on Amazon “It does have a lot of features which are excellent - the Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor (great in low light) the three inch touch screen LCD”.

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Good Support

Several Sony HDR-CX250 reviewers who bought it wrote that it had good technical guidance. Mr. Simon C. Gilbert said on Amazon four years ago “You can manually switch on a "low lux" setting then, which will help you take better movies” and scored this camcorder 4 stars. Phil the Pill wrote in his review of the Sony HDR-CX250 “An idiots guide would be more appropriate for this type of product” .

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX250 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX250 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX250, the Sony HDR-CX250 has an HDMI port.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX250 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX250 is 180x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX250 is 1x, the biggest is 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x. The Sony HDR-CX250 has a fairly big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-CX250 is 1/3.91". That's 48% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX250 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Sony camcorder support MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX250.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX250 is more than most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX250. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Snow", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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55 Extra/Smart Zooms

Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX250 only have between 17 and 54 Extra/Smart zooms, however the HDR-CX250 has 55 Extra/Smart zooms.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX250 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|576i video mode, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HDR-CX250 is more than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Four Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-CX250 is more than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX250. The cables included "AC", "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-CX250 is 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX250. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX250 is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Small

The average height of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX250 is 79mm. The Sony HDR-CX250 is quite small (only 52.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX250 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX250, the HDR-CX250 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-CX250 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX250 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX250 do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-CX250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX250 are not waterproof. The HDR-CX250 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX250 range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-CX250 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Video cameras of this type and age have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP. The HDR-CX250 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 2.23 megapixels) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX250

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the HDR-CX250.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-CX250 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX250.

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Average Weight

The HDR-CX250 has a fairly average weight (200 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-CX250.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
DV Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video in Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Extra/Smart Zoom

Expert Reviews

25 September 2012

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User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Dario Petkovic
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent...

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Mark
(Verified Purchase)

Really great quality at an entry level price...

Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Wrighty 888
(Verified Purchase)

A first class camcorder, brilliant in fact, dose every thing better than you would expect.

Reviewed 23 June 2013 by Glennharley
(Verified Purchase)

Probably better than I was expecting! A pleasant surprise when something works quickly and easily. Happy with my hurried purchase.

Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Non Fiction-Bookworm
(Verified Purchase)

Very good workmanship and manufacturing quality, typical of Sony. Very Practical but I miss a through lens aperture viewfinding - only responds to the 'screen door' being opened to operate with... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrcx250, hdrcx250e, hdrcx250eb, hdrcx250ebu, hdrcx250ebun, sony hdrcx250, hdrcx250ebund, sony hdrcx250b, hdrcx250ebundl, sony hdrcx250e, hdrcx250ebundle, sony hdrcx250ew, sony hdrcx250ewc, sony hdrcx250ewce, sony hdrcx250ewceh
Barcodes 00027242842489, 03610170778400, 03610170781707, 04905524856965, 04905524856972, 04905524856989, 04905524856996, 04905524857009, 04905524857016, 04905524857023, 08029276070366, 08029276070373
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