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Sony HDR-CX250E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 reviews of Sony HDR-CX250E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The size and portability also get good views, but some have doubts about the design and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX250E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX250E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX250E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam CX250E Full HD Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony Handycam CX250E Full HD Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: vikki (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

lovely camcorder easy to use

I need to look into this further as at present i am unable to download videos from the camcorder to my computer!!! i thought it would be a simple plug in and download like it does with the pictures

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: len (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

light quick to switch on, good menus for set up. good quality stills. good macro close up.

steadyshot could be better. I found the hand grip a bit awkward to use, cured that by using a pistol grip. editing software not very good

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Ease of use, light to handle and very good HD image quality. Very easy to down load pictures to computer.

Battery life could be better and watching image on LCD screen in bright sunlight.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: len (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

light quick to switch on, good menus for set up. good quality stills. good macro close up

steadyshot could be better. I found the hand grip a bit awkward to use, cured that by using a pistol grip. editing software not very good

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Perfect size for hand held movies and the anti shake makes for excellent results.

The hand grip strap is a little too small for my large hands!

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Joanna (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Very compact and lightweight with excellent wide angle; sound quality is important to me and there's an option for an external microphone but I haven't needed it. HD quality is amazing but I'm totally satisfied with the standard setting which uses much...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Ease of use, light to handle and very good HD image quality. Very easy to down load pictures to computer

Battery life could be better and watching image on LCD screen in bright sunlight

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Perfect size for hand held movies and the anti shake makes for excellent results

The hand grip strap is a little too small for my large hands

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Carl (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Light portable and great lens first camcorder love it. Need to use more but hoping for some more better weather

no major ones

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Joanna (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX250E

 

Very compact and lightweight with excellent wide angle; sound quality is important to me and there's an option for an external microphone but I haven't needed it. HD quality is amazing but I'm totally satisfied with the standard setting which uses much...

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3
Progressive Scan: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / White

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection:Y

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.23
Effective megapixels (movie):2.23
Optical sensor size:1/0.154 / 25.4 / 3.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.9

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 1095 / 29.8 - 894
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):109.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.98
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight

Other features

AV output:1
Backlight: Yes
Integrated USB cable:Y
Manual Focus:Y
Night mode:N
Power consumption (typical):2.6

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI, USB / AC, USB

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DV port:N
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):2992 x 2240, 3984 x 2240 / 2992 x 2240,3984 x 2240

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Flash memory:8

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 576i
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 112.5
Height :5.25 / 52.5
Weight:200
Width:5.5 / 55

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto