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Sony HDR-XR260V
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Sony HDR-XR260V Camcorder

8.9MP 1/3.91 404.8g CMOS Jun 2012
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Capture and store up to 63 hours of exquisite 1920x1080p Full HD video or thousands of fun 8.9MP pictures all in one place on an impressive 160GB built-in hard disk drive. Optical SteadyShot image... More
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23 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

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

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony HDR-XR260V has an image stabiliser. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-XR260V also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-XR260V, the Sony HDR-XR260V is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-XR260V has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-XR260V also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-XR260V the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x. At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-XR260V has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-XR260V.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HDR-XR260V has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-XR260V have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-XR260V is 1/3.91". That's 48% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Camcorders of this type and age optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" to 1/3".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony HDR-XR260V supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. Most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it support an SD memory card. This video camera also support an MS PRO Duo and SDHC 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-XR260V.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

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

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Very Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The maximum fash memory capacities of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.12GB to 160GB. At 160 gigabytes, the HDR-XR260V has a very big maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of video cameras of this spec and age is 0.016GB and the largest is 220GB. The HDR-XR260V has one of the larger internal storage capacities (160 gigabytes) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The HDR-XR260V has a greater number of scene modes than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found scene mode is Portrait, but this scene mode is not found on this Sony camcorder. The scene modes Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise and Sunset are also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the HDR-XR260V has a built-in display.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-XR260V is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-XR260V.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This video camera has a BIONZ image processor, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-XR260V supports a maximum still image resolution of 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 around for a comparable time to the HDR-XR260V. This video camera also supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-XR260V 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 video cameras of this spec and age.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-XR260V is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-XR260V is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-XR260V are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-XR260V does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-XR260V also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-XR260V, the HDR-XR260V does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-XR260V is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of video cameras of this age and type range from 0.3lx to 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx. With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the HDR-XR260V has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst camcorders of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-XR260V

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Sony video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Sony HDR-XR260V has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 205 grams, the Sony HDR-XR260V has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-XR260V.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
Battery
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Noise Reduction
Photo Mode
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

11 April 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrxr260, hdrxr260v, sony hdrxr260, sony hdrxr260v, sony hdrxr260ve
Barcodes 00027242842373, 00411378263292, 04905524849974
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