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Sony HDR-CX260V
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Sony HDR-CX260V Camcorder

8.9MP 1/3.9 205g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Easy to use Full HD camcorder with high quality imaging and powerful zoom Full HD 1920x1080 50p recording: Full HD recording at very high bit rate with 50p progressive shooting mode for highest... More
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28 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

On average Sony medium sensor size video cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras manufactured by Sony.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony HDR-CX260 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony HDR-PJ260V[plb_363188_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX260 is Full HD, as are most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX260.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-PJ260V[plb_363188_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-CX260 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX260 also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price].

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ260V[plb_363188_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX260 is 2x, the biggest is 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 180x. The HDR-CX260 has a fairly big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1/3.9" Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-CX260 has a maximum optical sensor size of 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 best optical sensor size of all video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX260 is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX260 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This camcorder also support MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC memory cards. 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 video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX260.

Amongst 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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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX260 is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camcorder has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX260. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX260 is 0.01m, the biggest is 1.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.37m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Sony HDR-CX260 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX260, the HDR-CX260 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ260V[plb_363188_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has 1080i, 1080p, 480i and 480p video modes, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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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 this age and spec.

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Very Large Maximum Resolution Per CCD

With a maximum resolution per CCD of 2,230,000 pixels, the HDR-CX260's maximum resolution per CCD is one of the largest amongst camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The average maximum resolution per CCD of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 730,000 pixels, and the maximum resolution per CCD range from 2,500 pixels to 2,300,000 pixels.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-CX260 is more than most video cameras of this spec and age. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX260.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of camcorders of this age and spec range from 4mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 760mm. With a maximum focal length of 1,095 millimeter, the HDR-CX260 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This video camera has a BIONZ image processor, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the HDR-CX260 has one of the larger internal storage capacities amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The internal storage capacities of medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 0.016GB to 220GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-CX260 is more than most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX260. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this camcorder.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX260 supports a maximum still image resolution of 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 medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this Sony video camera supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago still image resolutions range 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 a comparable type and age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Small

The average height of camcorders of this age and spec is 79mm. At only 52.5 millimeters, the HDR-CX260 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX260.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX260 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX260 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-CX260 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX260 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have a night mode. The Sony HDR-CX260 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Sony HDR-CX260 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX260 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX260 are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 2.23 megapixels, the HDR-CX260 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. Across all the camcorders that were released more than two years ago the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX260V

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony HDR-CX260 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX260.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX260 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX260.

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Average Weight

At 205 grams, the HDR-CX260 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ260V[plb_363188_price] (320g).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Maximum Resolution Per CCD
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Camera Playback
Image Quality Adjustment
Geotagging
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
DV Port
S-Video Out
S-Video in
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Focus
Noise Reduction
Integrated USB Cable
Power Consumption (standby)

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Colette
(Verified Purchase)

I like this camcorder, easy to use and good quality. Not very good in low level light, but I haven't found a cheaper one that is yet!

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cx260v, cx260ve, hdrcx250, hdrcx280, hdrcx260, hdrcx260v, hdrcx250e, hdrcx280e, hdrcx260bk, hdrcx260ve, sony hdrcx260, sony hdrcx260v, sonyhdrcx260ve, sony hdrcx260vw, sony hdrcx260ve, sony hdrcx260veb, sony hdrcx260vebc, sony hdrcx260vebce, sony hdrcx260vebcen
Barcodes 03610170780809, 04251156599016, 04905524856637, 04905524856644, 06294010922344
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