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Sony HDR-PJ260E
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Sony HDR-PJ260E Camcorder

5.43MP 1/3 320g Dec 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Easy to use
Good technical features

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera received a score of 80% from video camera expert review site parentesis.com. It seems that camcorder experts are not that keen on this camcorder.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-PJ260E has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ260E has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera, the HDR-PJ260E does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-PJ260E does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Still Image

3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-PJ260E 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 common still image resolution supported by video cameras of this type and age. The best still image resolution of all camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Storage

Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Sony HDR-PJ260E has one of the larger internal storage capacities amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The average internal storage capacity of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 33GB.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The HDR-PJ260E has one of the higher effective megapixels (image) (8.9 megapixels) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (image) of camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 7.6MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.23 megapixels, the HDR-PJ260E has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-PJ260E has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-PJ260E has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Sony HDR-PJ260E has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony HDR-PJ260E has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HS900 which has better reviews.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic AG-AC90 ($2,414.50) (3.5").

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Design

Easy to Use

One Sony HDR-PJ260E reviewer who purchased the Sony HDR-PJ260E thought it was easy to use. Booredatwork.com wrote “I have used the Sony Handy Cam HDR-Pj260v for quite a while now” in their review of this camcorder.


Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ260E has a face detection. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a face detection.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-PJ260E features onepush white balance, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-PJ260E features indoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-PJ260E features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The HDR-PJ260E features progressive scan. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also feature progressive scan.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HDR-PJ260E supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ260E supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99) which has better reviews.

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Has an S-Video Out

The HDR-PJ260E has an S-Video out, unlike most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera which do not have an S-Video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ260E has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder also have a microphone in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-PJ260E has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder, the HDR-PJ260E does not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ260E is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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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 medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ260E has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ260E has one of the bigger digital zooms (350 times zoom factor) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The smallest digital zoom of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera is 2x, the biggest is 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ260E has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of this age and type is 1x, the biggest is 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-R15 (40x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HDR-PJ260E has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (29.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 1.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it thought it had good features. Booredatwork.com said in their review of this camcorder five years ago “This is a camcorder that comes with main unique features including a built-in projector” .


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 320 grams, the Sony HDR-PJ260E has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj260vecen, hdrpj260veceh, sony pj260v, hdrpj260e
Barcodes 00027242842366, 00027242842557, 03610170782339, 04251156599740, 04905524857078, 04905524857085, 04905524857092

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