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Sony HDR-XR260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Sony HDR-XR260. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The zoom and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder, while there are some critical opinions about the memory.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, size

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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 85/100 = 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. People really like the portability. The usability also gets good feedback, but many are negative about the price and zoom.

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

Nov, 2017

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. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated.

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)

Nov, 2017

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.

Jul, 2013

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: Ken (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Great video straight up. No mucking around with white balance etc. Works extremely well with a Sony video tripod which allows control from the tripod handle. Just used for one of my son's wedding and the results were excellent. I have owned Sony,...

Not set on highest or even second highest video setting straight out of the box.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: samuel (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

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

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: ARCHIE (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Can only be edited using sony,s own software which is very basic

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: hasmukh (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

HD Features

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

Jan, 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: michael (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR260VE

 

Has everything I need.

Still picture quality could be better

Oct, 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...

Oct, 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
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3 / 6
Progressive Scan:Y
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay: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