Magazine article Metro Magazine

Review of the Sony DSR-250

Magazine article Metro Magazine

Review of the Sony DSR-250

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Like any product the Sony DSR-250 camera it has its pros and cons but in this case the pros far outnumber the cons: all in all it is exceptionally good. The DSR-250 provides great picture quality and has an array of functions that allow the user a great deal of control, enabling them to shoot in different conditions. The DSR-250 goes a long way to closing the gap between presumer and genuine professional broadcast quality. Manual controls for white balance, gain, audio levels, focus, and others are too numerous to list. Because the features can be learned as you go, you can take advantage of them as you become familiar with the camera. There are two XLR ports on the back of the camera for microphones or plugging into an audio mixer. The shotgun microphone at the front of the camera works extremely well, but you cannot use the on-camera mike with the roar inputs at the same time. There is an auto-mode for audio or you can manually set the audio controls.

The battery life of the camera is amazing. I got three to four hours of actual record time on one charge of a battery. With a push of a button on the battery and monitors on the camera, you always know exactly how much battery power is left. With an optional 12 volt adaptor you can plug your camera into the wall and operate infinitely. …

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