Sony DCR-TRV250 Camcorder - Silver

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Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom700x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatDigital8, Hi8
Resolution0.5 MP
Screen Size2.5"
Weight27.05 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/6"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens ApertureF/1.6-2.4
Focal Length Range2.5mm - 50mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size37 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection

Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Illumination4 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/50 sec
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Manual, Program

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedLP, SP

Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.44"

Depth7.83 in.
Height3.98 in.
Width3.5 in.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating (270°)
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Size2.5"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connector Types1 x DC power input, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x S-Video output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output

Run Time Up ToUp To 120 min
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerSony NP-FM30

Effective Video Resolution0.3 MP

Other Features
Additional FeaturesBacklight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Noise Reduction
Webcam CapabilityYes

Color Silver
White BalanceAutomatic
Video Capture30 fps - MPEG - 320 x 240 - web camera mode
Night ModeYes
Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode

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