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Sony HDR-XR260

Sony HDR-XR260
alaScore 86

108 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Sony HDR-XR260. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are overall positive. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated, but views are divided on the memory.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-XR260

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR260 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The price and zoom get critical views.

usability, portability

image quality, zoom, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XR260 Full HD Camcorder - Black (160GB, 30 x Extended Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony XR260 Full HD Camcorder - Black (160GB, 30 x Extended Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-XR260

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR260 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably.

usability, zoom, image quality, price, size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

For the price, it can be concluded that a little better could have done-slightly sharper video, improved low-light performance and a less cumbersome interface top the list-but Sony Handycam HDR-XR260 still fares quite well against its competitors!

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: MICHAEL (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Excellent quality results

Instructions not always clear. On screen instructions not ideal

May, 2013

Consumer review by: hasmukh (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

HD Features

Burning to DVD. It creates black borders making TV / DVD viewing smaller

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: samuel (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

problems downloading the clips through play memories. keeps saying usb has disconected

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: graham (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Small, light, very good image quality

Hand strap too small, and no saftey strap supplied or available from Sony. Zoom with top button takes getting used to, and the touch screen zoom, you can hit the stop by mistake and not notice till too late !. Not that easy/quick to delete what you...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: phil (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Easy to use , mac compatible , image quality excellent , excellent memory

None so far

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Martin (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Good camera with high quality images, light and easy to use with extra functions for the more advanced user

There is no simple way to delete images and videos other than goijng through the in-camera editing process, which is extremely long winded. There seems no way to "delete all" or "un-protect all" so that images can be deleted on a PC..or even perhaps in...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: EyeDuhHoe (sony.com)

Very Nice Camera

 

Great camera, great video, conveniently easy to download video to PC computer and then immediately watch (one more reason to stay away from MAC computers). Be sure to set camera to progressive scan vs interlaced scan - this made a BIG difference in...

size, hard drive, high def, touch screen, 5.1 sound

stock battery is a little too small

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: 1puttperry (sony.com)

Sony video to IMAC - IMOVIE

 

The product it self is very nice, and one of the best we have purchased. However, now knowing how difficult and time consuming it is to try and get it to sync with our IMAC, I am contemplating returning it. It does look very good on our TV with great...

Very nice camera to handle and work

Very very difficult to try get your video onto IMOVIE on our IMAC

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Viafino (sony.com)

Just Okay at Best, So Far.

 

I have only had this video camcorder a few weeks so i have not mastered all the features yet. But i have the settings set to the highest quality and sound and so far the videos and images have been less than crisp. I took a picture of my dog and...

HD level video and sound

Quality and images are not very sharp

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV50

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Back light compensation:Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3 / 6
Progressive Scan:Y
Self-timer:10

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:Y
Built-in light:N

Focusing

Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.9
Effective megapixels (movie):2.23
Optical sensor size:1/0.154 / 25.4 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.4 / 8.9

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 894
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens:N
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):894
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):29.8
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out:No / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB A

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):2992 x 2240, 3984 x 2240 / 2992 x 2240,3984 x 2240

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:160
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 576i
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 720 x 576, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:117.5 / 12.8
Height :59.5 / 6.6
Weight:205 / 355
Width:5.95 / 66

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto