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Sony HDR-XR260
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Sony HDR-XR260 Camcorder

5.4MP 1/3.9 355g Jan 2012
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Sony HDR XR260 Review

24 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Sony camcorder received a score of 80 out of 100 from camcorder expert review site parentesis.com. That puts this camcorder in the bottom 88% of all the video cameras of a comparable age and type.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

On average Sony medium sensor size video cameras have good ratings as do all video cameras produced by Sony.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-XR260, the HDR-XR260 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-XR260, the Sony HDR-XR260 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-XR260 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-XR260 the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x. At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-XR260 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-XR260.

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1/3.9" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-XR260 is 1/3.9". That's 0% more optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-XR260 is 2/3" and the best is 1/1.3".

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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 video cameras 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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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-XR260 is 0.016GB and the largest is 220GB. At 160 gigabytes, the HDR-XR260 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The HDR-XR260 has a greater number of scene modes than most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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55 Extra/Smart Zooms

The HDR-XR260 has bigger Extra/Smart zooms than most of the medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-XR260. This camcorder is a 55 times zoom factor Extra/Smart zoom camcorder compared to most of the medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-XR260 which only have between 17 and 54 Extra/Smart zooms.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-XR260 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in display.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP. The HDR-XR260 has one of the higher megapixel counts (8.9 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080i|1080p|576i video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Sony HDR-XR260 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-XR260 is more than most comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-XR260 is 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders of this age and type. In addition, this camcorder supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all video cameras that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders of this type and age.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HDR-XR260 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

The weights of video cameras of this age and spec range from 76g to 2.8kg. With a weight of 355 grams, the HDR-XR260 is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-XR260 are not 3D compatible. The HDR-XR260 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-XR260 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-XR260 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-XR260 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-XR260 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the HDR-XR260 is not waterproof.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-XR260

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Sony released the HDR-XR260.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-XR260 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-XR260.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-XR260 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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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
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Progressive Scan
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
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
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Manual Focus
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable

Expert Reviews

(2)
8 August 2012

Dung l??ng l?u tr? l?n, kh? n?ng k?t n?i linh ho?t, ch?t l??ng hình ?nh khá ngay c? trong ?i?u ki?n thi?u sáng là nh?ng ?i?m ?áng chú ý c?a Sony HDR-XR260VE. Tuy nhiên, ng??i dùng nên... Read more…

4 April 2012

Esta cámara graba en Full HD y tiene un disco duro de 160GB; es una excelente opción si te gusta grabar todos los momentos especiales de la familia y los amigos; ofrece una gran calidad de...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrxr260, sony hdrxr260v
Barcodes 03610170779797, 04905524857160, 04905524857177, 04905524857184
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