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Sony HDR-PJ260
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Sony HDR-PJ260 Camcorder

5.43MP 1/3.9 320g Jul 2012
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29 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony video camera is 75 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, CNET.com.au, Les Numeriques.com and parentesis.com.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony medium sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

Three Sony HDR-PJ260 reviewers reckoned that the product had good features. Four years ago Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “This projector-enabled camcorder from Sony offers plenty of useful features, including a touchscreen.” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. In the same month expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Sony Handycam PJ260 is a family camcorder with plenty of great features, as much in its optics (zoom, wide angle) as in terms of its design (touchscreen, built-in memory”. Also four years ago expert website Booredatwork.com said “This is a camcorder that comes with main unique features including a built-in projector”.

Robust

One customer considered that the Sony HDR-PJ260 was reliable. Four years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “The Sony HDR-PJ260 is an impressive, reliable camcorder that fulfils all of the roles that one looks for in a handheld recording device” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ260 however despite that they only gave the Sony HDR-PJ260 a rating of 3 stars.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good design.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Four years ago expert website Booredatwork.com wrote “I have used the Sony Handy Cam HDR-Pj260v for quite a while now” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ260.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ260 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ260, the HDR-PJ260 is Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ260, the Sony HDR-PJ260 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ260 range from 2x to 1,800x. At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ260 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ260.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 350x (digital) camcorders currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras of this type and age range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ260 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ260.

We compared all the other 30x (optical) video cameras to this camcorder and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price] is also worth considering.

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1/3.9" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ260 is 1/3.9". That's 49% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ260 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-PJ260 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and type. In addition, this Sony camcorder support a Memory Stick (MS) and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ260.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most commonly found image stabiliser on medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a built-in projector, the Sony HDR-PJ260 has a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ260 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ260 is 6.5MP, and the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 16MP. The Sony HDR-PJ260 has one of the higher megapixel counts (8.9 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080i|1080p|576i video mode, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-PJ260 is more than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-PJ260 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ260. The cables included "AC", "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ260 have bitrates at maximum video resolution of between 9 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 28 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 megabits per second, the HDR-PJ260 has one of the bigger bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-PJ260 is 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ260. In addition, this Sony video camera support still image resolutions of 3984x2240 and 2816x1584 and 1920x1080. Across all medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ260 the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ260 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ260 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

At 320 grams, the HDR-PJ260 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ260. The weights of similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ260 range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ260 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ260 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ260 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ260 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ260 are not waterproof. The HDR-PJ260 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Far Minimum Projection Distance

Across all the camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ260 the minimum projection distances range from 0.2m to 5m, and the average minimum projection distance is 1.1m. With a minimum projection distance of 5 meters, the Sony HDR-PJ260 has one of the furthest minimum projection distances amongst camcorders of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ260

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-PJ260 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared all the other 3" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-CX260[plb_409852_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
Light Metering Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Shooting Mode
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
PictBridge
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Manual Focus
Projector Native Resolution
Projector
Minimum Projection Distance

Expert Reviews

(9)
25 August 2012

I have used the Sony Handy Cam HDR-Pj260v for quite a while now. This is a camcorder that comes with main unique features including a built-in projector. Which some and including I initial deemed... Read more…

11 April 2012

This projector-enabled camcorder from Sony offers plenty of useful features, including a touchscreen, but is priced out of the reach of many casual videographers...

20 March 2012

The Sony Handycam PJ260 is a family camcorder with plenty of great features, as much in its optics (zoom, wide angle) as in terms of its design (touchscreen, built-in memory). The integrated...

13 March 2012

Le Sony PJ260 est un caméscope familial plein d'atouts optiques (zoom, grand-angle) et ergonomiques (écran tactile, mémoire intégrée). Quant au projecteur, il est efficace et peut dépanner...

17 April 2012

Dirigido a quienes buscan una videocámara de alta calidad, con la que puedas tomar fotos en excelente calidad y videos en Full HD. Con su disco duro y entradas de memoria podrás guardar todas...

28 September 2012

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Easytouse interface and menus
Great for travellers
Hybrid storage
50p video mode and 5.1 microphone
29.8 mm wide angle
Price
Projector is dim in ambient light
GPS only useful for travellers
Colours are a bit dull
Couleurs un peu ternes
19 June 2012

Sony HDR PJ 260 VE: Camcorder und VideoprojektorOft macht es am meisten Spaß, Videos direkt nach der Aufnahme anzuschauen. Aber leider ist nicht immer ein Fernseher verfügbar, an dem man seine... Read more…

19 June 2012

Gerade in der Ferienzeit denken viele Filmer über die Anschaffung eines neuen Camcorders nach. Video-HomeVision hat die neuen Modelle der arrivierten Hersteller unter die Lupe genommen, von denen... Read more…

28 May 2012

Der HDR-PJ260VE von Sony ist ein faszinierender Camcorder, der eigentlich alles kann, was man von einem modernen Camcorder erwartet ... und noch einiges mehr. Wenn auch einige erweiterte...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pj260v, pj260ve, hdrpj260, hdrpj260v, hdrpj260e, hdrpj260ve, hdrpj260vecen, hdrpj260veceh
Barcodes 00027242842366, 00027242842557, 03610170782339, 04251156599740, 04905524857078, 04905524857085, 04905524857092

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