Sony PAL HDR-CX250E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)

Sony PAL HDR-CX250E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)

Sony PAL HDR-CX250E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • For PAL Video Systems
  • 1920x1080p Full HD Video
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • Low-Light Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Takes 8.9 MP Stills
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Bright 3.0" Touchscreen LCD
  • Copy To External Hard Drive Without PC
  • Built-In USB Cable Also Charges Battery
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  • 1Description
Weighing less than 8.0oz, the extremely lightweight PAL HDR-CX250E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black) from Sony takes full HD video (1920x1080) using its low-light-friendly Exmor R CMOS sensor. The camera's intelligent auto shooting modes takes the guesswork out of shooting video by detecting ambient settings and adjusting the camera settings accordingly. Additionally, select from a host of scene modes including sports, portrait, low light, snow, beach, sunset, scenery, and night mode. Intelligent auto goes 1 step beyond traditional auto modes. Instead of choosing only 1 scene mode, the camera combines multiple scene modes for a total of 180 different combinations so you get the perfect recording every time.

The HDR-CX250E features still picture capture at 8.9 MP, even while recording video. Thanks to the camera's powerful image stabilization and fast frame rates, the single frames you isolate out can transform into high-quality blur-free images.

The camera is compatible with both MemoryStick and SD memory cards. Transferring the data to a computer is easy thanks to the built-in USB cable. There's no need to take the memory card out of the camera - just connect the USB cable to your computer and transfer your videos and images. Additionally, you can use the USB cable to transfer files directly to an external hard drive, perfect for backing up data on the road or making room for more shooting. While connected to the computer, the USB cable will also charge the camera's battery so you can focus on shooting, not where to charge the battery.

Full HD 1920x1080 50p Recording

Full HD recording at very high bit rate with 50p progressive shooting mode for highest image quality and smoothness. 1920x1080/50p mode records at a very high frame rate in progressive mode, capturing 50 Full HD frames every second for extra-clear results

Recording On Memory Card

Records on choice of removable Memory Stick or SD cards (Memory Stick Pro Duo or SD/SDHC)

G Lens With 30x Optical Zoom/55x Extended Zoom

Excellent optical performance: 29.8mm (video and photo) wide angle ideal for group shots, landscapes and more. Make sure nobody's left out of the picture at parties, birthdays and other special occasions. The high quality G Lens by Sony features enhanced wide angle performance, capturing a bigger image area without you having to stand back

Optical SteadyShot With Enhanced Active Mode

With 3-Way Shake-Cancelling for stable images, even while walking. Now offers enhanced stabilization at all zoom settings. Wobbly pictures are a common problem when you're shooting without a tripod. Optical SteadyShot Active Mode delivers 3-way camera shake correction at all zoom settings, even when you're walking along.

Super Sensitive 1/3.91-Type Exmor R CMOS Sensor

Highly efficient, large sensor captures detail-packed video and still images with reduced image noise, especially in low light. Many camcorders struggle in low light, producing grainy, fuzzy images. Super sensitive Exmor R CMOS Sensor reduces image noise for clearer images. In conjunction with the powerful BIONZ processor you'll get great results in dim interiors or at dusk.

BIONZ Processor

High-speed image processor for enhanced image quality and responsive performance

Up To 8.9-Megapixel Still Photos

By Pixel Super Resolution Technology ensures extremely detailed, high quality still images

3.0" Clear Photo LCD

High quality touchscreen for clear, bright images with excellent contrast and wide viewing angle

Connect & Quick-Charge With Built-In USB Cable

USB cable stows neatly in camcorder's hand strap. Connect Handycam to your computer and transfer videos or recharge battery

Easy Interface With Event Browse

Intuitive playback solution groups your camcorder footage and still photos by events: allows easy searching to favorites

Highlight Playback

Automatically edits together movie highlights and still photos with music and transitions: burn the results to DVD or share online

Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) Mode

Recognizes up to 180 combinations of Face Detection, scene settings and handheld/tripod shooting: adjusts for best results

Tracking Focus

Select an object on the touchscreen and keep autofocus locked on moving subjects, even if they're not people (ideal for pets)

Quick AF

Autofocus locks onto subject at high speed for clear, sharply-focused images, even in low-light conditions

Auto Wind-Noise Reduction

Advanced processing reduces wind noise for clearer outdoor soundtracks; automatically adjusts processing to match wind strength

Closer Voice For Clearer Dialogue & Speech

Boosts microphone directionality and optimizes processing to reduce noise and background sounds when faces are detected

Face Detection & Smile Shutter

Capture clear, natural portraits: automatically shoot still photos of smiling faces during video recording

Direct Copy

Transfer video footage direct to an external hard disk drive without PC: playback with fun camcorder features

DVDirect Express Compatibility

PC-free burning to AVCHD or Standard Definition DVD discs with compatible Sony DVDirect Express writer

HDMI Output

Connect camcorder for viewing any HD Ready TV

Bravia Sync

Directly control camcorder playback functions via remote of connected Bravia television

Golf Shot

Automatically captures a high-speed burst of images to freeze fast-moving action at exactly the right moment

PlayMemories Home

Built-in software allows easy transfers to PC for editing, printing, disc burning, emailing and web uploads

Additional Features

  • Face Detection
  • Smile Shutter
  • Shutter Speeds from 1/8 to 1/10.000
  • White Balance: Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor
  • Scene Selection: Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only), Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
  • Backlight Compensation
  • Quick On
In the Box
Sony PAL HDR-CX250E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)
  • HDMI Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • PlayMemories Home (Lite)
  • Operating Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty (Parts)
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty (Labor)
  • Note: USB Connection Support Cable for use when built-in cable not long enough

    Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor 1x 1/3.91"  CMOS Sensor
    Pixel Gross 5,430,000
    Effective Pixels 2,230,000 
    Lens 29.8 - 894 mm (16: 9)
    36.5 - 1095 mm (4: 3)
    f/1.8 - 3.4
    Zoom Optical: 30x
    Enhanced (Optical): 55x
    Digital: 350x
    System PAL
    Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC  
    Recording Time Memory Stick PRO Duo GB
    PS: ~4.5 min/GB
    FX: ~5 min/GB
    FH: ~5 min/GB
    HQ: ~7.5 min/GB
    LP: ~17.5 min/GB
    PS: ~4.5 min/GB
    FX: ~5 min/GB
    FH: ~5 min/GB
    HQ: ~7.5 min/GB
    LP: ~17.5 min/GB
    PS: ~4.5 min/GB
    FX: ~5 min/GB
    FH: ~5 min/GB
    HQ: ~7.5 min/GB
    LP: ~17.5 min/GB
    Video Format High Definition
    MPEG AVC/H.264
    1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
    1440 x 1080i / 50 fps
    Standard Definition
    720 x 576i / 50 fps
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8.9 Megapixel, 3984 x 2240
    JPEG: 6.7 Megapixel, 2992 x 2240
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
    Sampling Frequency Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.0"
    Pixel Count Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lux 6 (1/50 shutter speed)
    3 (1/25 shutter speed)
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1x Microphone In
    Outputs 1x HDMI A (Full Size)
    1x USB 2.0
    1x Composite Video (out)
    1x S-Video Output
    1x Proprietary Bravia Sync
    1x Proprietary DVDirect Express
    Microphone Input Yes

    Stereo mini jack

    Headphone Jack No
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-8.4 VDC, 1030 mAh
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
    Operating Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 2.1 x 4.4" / 55.0 x 52.5 x 112.5 mm
    Weight 7.05 oz / 200 g Without battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 6.1 x 4.4"

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