It’s important that people who use camcorders professionally should enjoy their equipment as much as they enjoy their work.
With its 3-CCD technology 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 creativity shine through.
The lightweight, shoulder-mount design, swing-out LCD monitor - plus the ability to support standard and minicassettes with both DVCAM and DV record/playback - provides the versatility you need whether in the studio or on location.
The DSR-250P allows you to record and playback in both DVCAM and DV (SP only) formats. Although DVCAM format is more reliable and durable than DV format for shooting and editing, DV format offers greater flexibility for distributing edited content. And, if you are ever caught without supplies of tape on hand, switching over to DV is a useful emergency measure because the DV(SP) format has longer recording time than DVCAM.
The DSR-250P features a newly designed 12x zoom lens (digital zoom of 24x and 48x is available via the menu system). Horizontal resolution of 530 TV lines – plus the facility for manual zoom, focus and iris adjustments – ensures exceptional picture clarity and sharpness.
Sony Super SteadyShot™ is built in to the DSR-250P! This feature detects and compensates for both horizontal and vertical movements, so your picture remains completely steady.
To optimise convenience and ease of use, the DSR-250P is designed to be fully compatible with many professional accessories.
|The number of pixels||Gross: 450,000|
|Lens||12 Times Zoom|
F = 6.0 to 72 mm
F1.6 to 2.4
Filter Diameter = 58 mm
|Shutter Speed||1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150, 1/215, 1/300, 1/425, 1/600, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1750, 1/2500, 1/3500, 1/6000, 1/10000 seconds|
|Minimum Illumination||2 lx|
|Horizontal Resolution||530 TV lines|
|Audio Signal||Rec: 48 kHz/16 bit|
32 kHz/12 bit
|Audio Signal||Playback: 48 kHz/16 bit|
32 kHz/12 bit
32 kHz/16 bit
44.1 kHz/16 bit
|LCD||TFT Active Matrix|
200640 dots (880x228)
|Connectors||i.LINK (DV IN/OUT): 6 pin (with Lock Mechanism)|
|Connector||External DC In: XLR 4 pin, 12V|
|Power Consumption||10.5 W using viewfinder|
12.1 W using viewfinder and LCD monitor
Camcorder only: Approx. 4.1 kg (9 lb)
To satisfy the needs of professional users, the DSR-250P offers various time code settings, such as:
The DSR-250P allows you to record and playback in both DVCAM and DV (SP only) formats. For professional editing, an audio lock synchronises audio and video in DVCAM mode.
The DSR-250P accommodates both standard and mini-size cassette tapes, which allows you flexibility not only in cassette size but also in format (DVCAM or DV).
Three 1/3-inch CCDs with 450,000 pixels (effective 400,000 pixels) each contribute to the high sensitivity, good signal-to-noise ratio, and refuced smear of the DSR-250P.
Sensors in the Super SteadyShot™ system detect both horizontal and vertical movement of the camera while an active prism, located in front of the lens, optically compensates for any unsteadiness.
The DSR-250P comes with the same 1.5-inch black-and-white CRT viewfinder (DXR-801CE) that was originally designed for Sony high-end cameras. This lightweight viewfinder, with its high resolution, lets you focus manually to optimise picture clarity.
The built-in i.LINK interface allows you to attach a VCR and then use the camera as an editor in playback mode to an accuracy of five frames. You can also use the i.LINK interface to record directly to the VCR.
Use your DSR-250P to take still photos with a Sony Memory Stick™, which can store up to 988 images. With Memory Mix, you can also combine still images stored on the Memory Stick™ with video images.
The DSR-250 has a high-resolution, swing-out colour monitor that can be used during both recording and playback. It’s also easier to use the on-screen menu system with the large-sized LCD screen.
Although the DSR-250 gives you the convenience and accuracy of automatic operation, it also allows you to make the following manual adjustments – so that your creativity can shine through:
|Resolutie||SD Standaard Def.|