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Sony HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)

B&H # SOHDRCX260VB Mfr # HDRCX260V/B
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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p Recording
  • Capture 8.9 Megapixel Still Images
  • Embedded 16GB Flash Memory
  • Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Wide Angle G Lens & Optical SteadyShot
  • Clear Photo 3.0" LCD Touch Screen (230K)
  • Optical 30x Zoom & 55x Extended Zoom
  • Face Detection with Voice Enhancement
  • Golf Shot, Direct Copy & Event Browse
  • Geotagging Though GPS & NAVTEQ Maps

The budget-friendly Sony HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video and can capture 8.9 megapixel still images as well. It features 16GB of embedded flash memory, which provides up to five hours of recording. The camcorder is equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a wide angle Sony G lens that supports 30x optical zoom and 55x extended zoom. There's also a 3.0" touch screen Clear Photo LCD display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX260V comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. The Tracking Focus function follows selected subjects as you record and the Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps is great for travelers. There's also a microphone input jack for connecting an alternate mic. The camcorder even supports Golf Shot for analyzing video frame by frame and Intelligent Auto, which supports 120 different scene combinations. It has Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode as well.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX260V features Event Browse, which groups video and stills by each particular recording session automatically. It also has a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks. Plus, with the HDR-CX260V, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Full HD 1920 x 1080 / 60p Recording & 8.9 Megapixel Still Image Capture
The HDR-CX260V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your adventures and memories in exceptional Full HD quality. The camcorder is capable of 60p recording and 60p playback via HDMI. You can use the camera's HDMI output to view your footage on a compatible HDTV in stunning clarity with incredible detail and smooth playback. You can also use the camcorder to capture 8.9 megapixel still images
Embedded 16GB Flash Memory & Memory Card Slot
There's 16GB of embedded flash memory, which can support up to five hours of recording using the HD LP mode. Plus, if you want more storage, there's also a memory card slot that supports SD / SDHC / SDXC (class 4 or higher) memory cards, as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
30x Optical Zoom & 55x Extended Zoom
The camera's 55x extended zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get you even closer to the action while maintaining a fair distance and high definition image quality
Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel, so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions
Wide Angle G Lens to Capture More of What You Want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
Clear Photo 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Display (230K)
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD touch screen panel displays sharp, bright and vivid images that let you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors. It also enables you to change settings to best represent the scene
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfers & Charging
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember any separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Plus, charging your camcorder is faster than ever; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time
Intelligent Auto with 120 Different Scene Combinations Possible
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 120 different combinations possible. The ten scene modes include Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod and Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10dB compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound
Clear Voice with Face Detection
When the camcorder's Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD panel and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns
Expanded Recording with Integrated Microphone Jack
The camera features a dedicated microphone input jack for expanded audio recording options (external microphones sold separately)
Event Browse for Grouping Photos & Videos Automatically
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. Plus, when used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun
Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You
Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pin-point the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX260V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
Direct Copy to External HDD without a PC
Store your home movies by copying videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features
Golf Shot
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve or other fast action
Camera
Sensor 1x 1/3.91"  CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross 5,430,000
Effective Pixels 2,230,000 
Optics
Lens 2.1 - 63 mm
f/1.8 - 3.4
Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Zoom Optical: 30x
Enhanced (Optical): 55x
Digital: 350x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16GB Video/Image
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
HD PS: 60 minutes
HD FX: 75 minutes
HD FH: 100 minutes
HD HQ: 180 minutes
HD LP: 315 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8.9 Megapixel, 3984 x 2240
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
2nd Display
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Shutter Speed 1/60-1/10000sec
1/30-1/10000sec
1/250-1/10000sec
1/8-1/10000sec
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (built-in USB cable)
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No
General
Languages English
Spanish
French
Portuguese
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7

Mac
  • OS X 10.5 - 10.7
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Power Consumption Operating: 2.6 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.8" / 52.5 x 55.0 x 122.5 mm
Weight 7.23 oz / 205 g
Sony HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • AV Connecting Cable
  • HDMI Cable (Full to Mini)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (Built-In)
  • Handycam Application Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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    SonyHDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (33)
    • Easy to use (31)
    • Image stabilization (26)
    • Great picture quality (25)
    • Good in low light (16)

    Cons

    • Poor sound (6)
    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (28)
    • Travel (20)
    • HD shooting (16)
    • Weddings (12)
    • Movies/short films (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (18), Enthusiast (14), Pro videographer (3), Semi-pro (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best of Breed

    Sony seem to learn from customer comments, every new model has a few improvements. I did some research before purchase, and all small camcorders in this class had different subsets of my desired...Read complete review

    Sony seem to learn from customer comments, every new model has a few improvements. I did some research before purchase, and all small camcorders in this class had different subsets of my desired features. CX260 ticked more boxes than most. The zoom on this, like any new camera, takes a little time to learn to use carefully. The menus are not so deeply nested as I have seen on some Sony professional cameras, and the settings are remembered between power off-on, which some other cameras don't. The auto settings and factory presets can mostly be overidden for manual (tho' manual focus on touch screen is ??!!) and there are always three user assignable "MyButtons" on the LHS of the screen.

    The microphone has better wind noise reduction than most other camcorders in this class and the stereo image is much better than I expected. But the focus and zoom noise, and general handling noise mean the external mic jack is essential if you don't have a masking level of ambient noise, or switch off autofocus.

    I can't understand what Sony are saying, nor can friends I've asked, about the resolution of their sensor when used in stills mode. CX260 suffers like most in this class of using a small physical size sensor. This allows a lighter weight lens assembly but results in diffraction fringing amongst other ills. You won't notice this printing 6x4 cards or watching on a 2Mpx television. I have a cheap and nasty 1080 60i camcorder whose 1/2.5" sensor gives cleaner crisper 3Mpx photos than CX260's 3.3Mpx stills. That said, CX260 is better than two similar other brand cameras that I tried.

    I'd give 4.5 stars if I could, but not 5

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    camera background noise

    The camera itself makes some noise, so that in recording a musical performance you can hear it in quiet times. There is some difficulty importing it onto my MAC, although I may have...Read complete review

    The camera itself makes some noise, so that in recording a musical performance you can hear it in quiet times. There is some difficulty importing it onto my MAC, although I may have successfully mastered it.

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    5.0

    Worth Buying

    By Traveler

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • Home Movies
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

    Use this Camcorder & just love it. Very easy to use no regrets.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Best Camera yet

    By Samtronics

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

    Light weight, easy to use, expand storage to almost unlimited! Hi Def 1080P video and 8.9MP stills with so sharp and accurate pictures you dont need a flash unless its completely dark!

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    5.0

    Fantastic video and pictures.

    By Realtor Barb

    from Eastern Shore, Maryland

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

      This camcorder is very easy to use, the video quality is far better than expected. As a Realtor, I use it for video tours of houses and have been very pleased with the ease of use and exceptional picture quality.

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      • No

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      4.0

      great for a teenie weenie camera

      By clarkstonpete

      from clarkston mi

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

      I use this camera to record every day events. Holidays, concerts etc. Very light and easy to manage and can be mounted on a standard tripod easy off mount. I'm used to my Sony z5u cameras for pro work, but this is good for the money for family use

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      • No

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      5.0

      Mac owners pay attention

      By White Lightnin'

      from Westminster, CA

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

            This is a super little vid cam, only problem is if you own a Mac you cannot download clips to iMovie unless you are using OS X8. any OS previous to that will not work. When I upgraded to OS X8 some applications would not work unless upgraded, I lost the use of Quark Express, Microsoft Office and Epson print CD that I used to print covers for DVD's

            The Camcorder actually shoots nice video and I'm now able to get it into iMovie and edit it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            SD access

            By pcrpatte

            from Utah

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Zoom

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                I am going to be using this handycam on a tripod and will have to remove it from the tripod everytime I use it to replace the SD card. I wish is were more easily accessible.

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                • No

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                4.0

                A great camera for the price

                By musicians7704

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Capable Of Lengthy Shoots
                • Easy to Use
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Delayed Focusing
                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                I'm a pianist, and I use this camera to film performances. My only complaints are very minor: 1) I'm spoiled by the zoom on my other camera from B&H, this optical zoom is not as powerful as I'd hoped and 2) sometimes it takes a few moments to focus on what you actually want it to film.

                Beware that if you buy a large battery for it, it doubles the weight and makes the balance awkward. If you have a good tripod, as I do, it's not a problem at all. I also have the battery it comes with for hand-held filming, should I wish to do that.

                All in all a good buy. If I had to do it over again I'd do the same thing.

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                5.0

                Simple and powerful

                By The Police

                from Sandpoint, ID

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Enough To Keep With

                  Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                  The camera is simple to operate and took little time to learn the features. The GPS function works well and combined with the ability to take great photos gives you three great features in one small vidoe camera.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  camera background noise

                  By gjk

                  from Brooklyn NY

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Complicated To Operate
                    • Limited Zoom
                    • Poor Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Musical Preformances

                    Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Brown):

                    The camera itself makes some noise, so that in recording a musical performance you can hear it in quiet times. There is some difficulty importing it onto my MAC, although I may have successfully mastered it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Was not disappointed

                    By Snowpea

                    from Nova Scotia

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Variable Speed Zoom

                    Cons

                    • Tracking Feature Dificult

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies/Short Films

                    Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                    Love the HDR-CX260. I have had it for a month. It is comfortable to hold even with the larger battery that I purchased separately. The quality of the image indoor and outdoor is outstanding. I even filmed the churning ocean from inside a moving car while it was raining and it turned out awesome. Even the running commentary is crystal clear. The touch screen works well too. I haven't figured out a good way to use the feature that let's you tap the screen to tell it what you want to track and focus on. While tapping on the screen it induces alot of shaking. The play memories computer software included in the package is useful but somewhat limited. Overall I am very satisfied and I would highly recommend it as a first camcorder instead of the cheaper entry level camcorder.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Camcorder

                    By Eric J

                    from Auburn, WA

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Movies/Short Films
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Brown):

                      This is the Iphone 5 of Camcorders! I bought this for my Fiance for Christmas just a few days out, it arrived on-time for the holidays and was an instant hit. It was a great way to preserve our family get together and I love the ability to upload the videos through the wi-fi. Wasn't sure if, due to it's small size, if the picture would move too much by hand movement, but the stability control makes the viewing as nice as if it were a larger camera. I love it and so does my fiance.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Excellent stabilization!

                      By intoilija

                      from Athens, OH

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                        This is the third camcorder I've had in the past 15 years, and is the first HD camcorder I've used. I don't know how it compares with other HD camcorders, but using it is a jaw-droppingly amazing experience coming from my previous machines. I'm amazed not only at the recording quality, but also at its small size and numerous features. Wow!

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                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Good product

                        By Rama

                        from Walnut creek

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                          Very good picture video quality

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                          • Yes

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Product

                          By goalie33

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Movies/Short Films

                            Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                            The capabilities of this light, easy-to-use camcorder are endless. The touch screen and easy-to-follow prompt allow for easy navigation and the HD quality is second to none. I would DEFINITELY recommend this camcorder to a friend

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Happy, but had learning curve

                            By KMarshall

                            from Detroit, Michigan

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                            • No External Mic Input

                            Best Uses

                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Travel

                            Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                            I purchased this Camcorder ahead of a special family trip so that I could become familiar with its operation and limitations and have learned some fine print. First off, I am very happy with the camera's performance. The video is clear and sharp although low light seems a little grainy but that is probably to be expected. One thing that may be a drawback to some is that it seems that you can't take still images when in certain video resolution modes. So far I haven't seen this as an issue as I usually have my DSLR with me for those moments. The other considerations that I have found are: 1)You will need a blu-ray burner to export the highest resolution images as a standard DVD apparently can't handle it. 2) You can copy your video/images directly to an external hard drive but will need an additional cable. 3)You can't seem to turn off the microphone. 4) When you connect the Camcorder directly to a TV you get terrible microphone feedback issues (unless you switch the camera to playback prior to connecting it to the TV). 5) There is no remote or, as far as I can tell, no after-market remote available. I don't think that these 5 items are necessarily any reason to mark down the rating, they are simply things to keep in mind.

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                            5.0

                            Compact form factor, Wide angle

                            By tpsands

                            from Prior Lake, MN

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Zoom range/performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Travel

                              Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                              So far, so good. I was surprised at how compact this little device is. The picture quality is great for home video and the wider angle allows one to be closer to the subject that other comparable models and brands.

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                              4.0

                              Small compact and outstanding image

                              By JP moose hunter

                              from candiac, quebec

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                              • Poor Sound

                              Best Uses

                              • HD Shooting

                              Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (White):

                              I use my HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder for my hunting video.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Small package

                              By Sam

                              from Leslie, MI

                              About Me Video Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting
                                • Home Movies
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Movies/Short Films
                                • Travel

                                Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                                This camcorder is a little tiny thing but works well. Good performance with the included battery.
                                The SDHC card slot is on the bottom so if you're using a tripod you have to take it off the tripod to change the card.

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                                4.0

                                Love it!

                                By Little Town Photo

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Video Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Great Zoom

                                Cons

                                • Poor In Low Light

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies

                                Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                                Great camera! Takes great video and pretty easy to use.... the only thing that's confusing is when you use the play back function and hook up to the tv the videos will play back to back but it doesn't explain that very well in handbook. Still pictures are good outdoors and zoomed but not that good indoors even with lights on. But other than those things we really do love it!

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                                5.0

                                Love it!

                                By Donna the Agility Nut

                                from Dallas, TX

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Zoom range/performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                                  I bought this camera to use primarily to video dog agility trails. I haven't had it very long, but we've done a bit of testing and so far, it is just wonderful!!! It is small and exceptionally easy to use. The zoom is fantastic and the capability it has to take photographs while it is in video mode is very cool! Takes great photos, I might add. There is nothing that I know of at this point that I would change on the camera...

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