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Sony HDR-CX250

Sony HDR-CX250
alaScore 83

168 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Sony HDR-CX250. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability and durability.

portability, usability, price, zoom, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The zoom and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability and durability.

portability, usability, zoom, price, image quality

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam CX250 Full HD Camcorder - White (8.9MP, 30 x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony Handycam CX250 Full HD Camcorder - White (8.9MP, 30 x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: beejay (

Sony HDRCX250 HD Camcorder - Black


Buyer beware I bought this product to film and burn dvds but you will need more than the software with the product to do this, it is a costly and time wasting experience so far. Also do price comparisons I paid 15% more than another store was charging...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Chick (

Excellent Quality


Having searched lots of places for this item, regarding cost & availability, I found Argos gave best value in all fields. Easy to use, it puts a sequences of photos in folders automatically, excellent picture quality, good video footage, all in all a...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


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


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


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


Face detection: Yes
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 1095
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.25

White balance

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