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Sony Mavica CD250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sony Mavica CD250. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The storage and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the screen, while some have doubts about the durability and viewfinder.

usability, price, storage, battery, image quality

portability, size, performance, viewfinder, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Mavica CD250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Mavica CD250 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the price, but the flash and design get critical opinions.


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Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony Mavica CD250


Continue on to Page Two MVC-CD250 Specifications Imager 1/2.7" 2.0 Megapixel (effective) Super HAD CCD Image Sizes Still: 1600x1200, 1600(3:2), 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 320x240 and 160x120 MultiBurst: 16-320x240 frames as 1280x960 image ClipMotion GIF:...

Feb, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Sony Mavica MVC-CD250


The review of this camera is now complete. Photos have been re-shot where needed, and all sample photos were taken with a production-level camera

Very good photo quality ; CD-R/RW format is excellent value ; Huge 2.5" LCD ; Great movie mode (can even use optical zoom) ; AF illuminator

No optical viewfinder ; Poor Mac compatibility ; Concerns about durability of CD-RW drive ; Sluggish read/write times, esp. in playback mode ; A very expensive 2MP camera

My final thoughts about the Sony Mavica MVC-CD250 is very similar to the floppy-based cameras that I've reviewed. If you're sold on the CD-R/RW format, then the CD250 is a great camera. It's got excellent photo quality, a good deal of controls, a very...

Jun, 2002

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Overall, a great camera for what i paid.


Overall, Im quite happy with this camera. It does what I want a digital camera to do. That is to take massive amounts of pictures so that I can sort through them and keep the ones I want and delete the rest.I purely use CDRW discs, since my...

Great inexpensive media storage, long battery life,LightweightEasy to hold

Slow disc access timeLCD Viewfinder not included.

Sep, 2004

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A comfortable way to go from SLR to digital.


Let's get this out up front. I am a die hard SLR 35mm camera user. I like the weight of the camera in my hands. The pictures they take. I was one of those people that laughed at digital camera users. I almost had a join a 12 step program. "Hello my...

A great alternative to an 35mm SLR camera.

May not be a great choice for people who are not camera buffs.

May, 2004

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Satisfy your Digital Cravings!


It was in March of 2000 when I received a Canon OWL (35mm) for my birthday from my brother and sister-in-law... after running through one roll of film, the camera stopped working and I proceeded to take it back to the store for a replacement. The ...

great photos, convenient format, easy to use

none, other than no light for indoor video

May, 2004

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A Great Digital Camera to Own


This is absolutely a great digital camera to own. I purchased it from when it was firs ...

large and cheap storage, easy data transfer to PC

Display unfavorable message when using non-Sony CD's.

Jun, 2003

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I still Happy though


I Bought mine on Dec 2002. On Jan 2003 Sony came out with the 350 for about the same price. Ashamed!!. Very easy to use, of course if you are one of those persons who need help with a computer, calculator, etc, then this camera is not for you....

Easy to use, Great pictures

A little bulky

May, 2003

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I love this Camera!


I have only owned Sony digicams since i started taking digital pictures. Originally i had a FD-70, then i got a FD-88. In both cases i have enjoyed the quality/clarity of the Sony lens and the convenience of using a floppy to store the pictures. This...

Ease of use. Excellent lens. Cheap storage.

Unable to control shutter or aperture priority

May, 2003

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OK Camera, but not for family use that wants print quality photos


I was very exited to get this camera since I paid $500 for it. I was initially impressed with the array of photo sizes and options along with the video, though no good enough to put on tape, good enough to put on the web.

easy menu system, loads of storage and good choice of image formats, video with sound

CD errors resulting in lost photos, a bit bulky, long delay time between photos

Apr, 2003

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Future is now arrived in photo!!!


After 3 years with my 1.3mgpx, need something with more possibility. That Mavica cd-250 is terrific!!!

Image quality, low cost cds,long life battery

For certains too bulky...more stable for me.

Apr, 2003

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