Sony PD170 vs DSR-250

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Progressive Scan, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. I wondering how these two measure up against each other. The DSR-250 is
    about 20% more expensive than the PD-170, but does it offer more?

    Progressive Scan, Feb 15, 2004
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  2. AIUI the 250 when it came out was a 150 in a bigger box, which meant
    more discrete switches (instead of menus) and of course shoulder mount
    for the advantages that might bring - and those it doesn't. The 150
    proved by far the most popular machine and was updated last Autumn to
    the 170. I've not seen any information that the 250 is not still based
    on the 150 and may lack the improved audio performance of the 170
    compared to the 150.

    If the 250 is really 20% more expensive I think I know what I would
    do. Either go for the 170 or pay the extra for a 370 and get a
    'proper' camera. :)
    Malcolm Knight, Feb 16, 2004
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  3. It will sit on the shoulder properly for a start.
    read this:

    Robin Davies-Rollinson, Feb 16, 2004
  4. Progressive Scan

    Jerry. Guest

    Oh, you mean like audio hum on the 170 - when that stupid, power hungry flip
    out LCD screen... :~)

    Admittedly Sony got the problem fixed dam quick, but how it was not noticed
    / before / they put the revised camera into production I'll never
    understand. Was the revised model put straight into production from the
    'CAD' screen without any R&D ?!
    Jerry., Feb 16, 2004
  5. News of that never reached me. Audio seems to be the weak link on
    small Sony DVCAMs. My PD100 acquires a mysterious echo if I use the
    XLR connection.
    As it was just a revision of its predecessor - quite likely.
    Malcolm Knight, Feb 16, 2004
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