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Sony HDR-XR260VE HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)

Sony HDR-XR260VE HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)

Sony HDR-XR260VE HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)

B&H # SOHDRXR260VE MFR # HDR-XR260VE
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Product Highlights

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 / 50p Recording
  • Capture 8.9 Megapixel Still Images
  • Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Built-In 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Record for Up to 63 Hours
  • Wide Angle G Lenses & Optical SteadyShot
  • Clear Photo 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Panel
  • Optical 30x Zoom & 55x Extended Zoom
  • Dynamic 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Mic
  • PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia
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Overview
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Equipped with a 160GB hard disk drive, the Sony HDR-XR260VE HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder can record up to 63 hours. It shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 / 50p video and can also take 8.9 megapixels still images. It features 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-XR260VE comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Golf Shot for frame by frame slow motion video analyzing. There's also a Tracking Focus function that follows selected subjects as you record. The microphone features 5.1 channel surround sound for dynamic and vivid surround audio. The camcorder also has Intelligent Auto, which supports 180 different scene combinations. There's even a wind noise reduction function that provides clear voice recording and Geotagging with a built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps. For professional shooting, the camcorder has a headphone jack for monitoring and a microphone jack for using external mics. The camcorder supports Clear Phase stereo speakers as well.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-XR260VE 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 for you automatically. With the HDR-XR260VE, 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 / 50p Recording & 8.9 Megapixel Still Image Capture
The HDR-XR260VE offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your adventures and memories in exceptional Full HD quality. The camcorder is capable of 50p recording and 1080/50p 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
160GB Hard Disk Drive
A built-in 160GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 63 hours of high definition video footage using the HD LP mode. In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by helping to prevent any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped
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 29.8 mm 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 (180 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 180 different combinations possible and the ten 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
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
Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone
The Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recordings capture active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
Expanded Recording with External Microphone Jack
The camera features a dedicated mic input for expanded audio recording options
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-XR260VE 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
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True & Dynamic Sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
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 and other fast action
PAL Recording Camcorder
The HDR-XR260VE PAL HD Camcorder is designed for use outside North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. Phase Alternating Line or PAL recording is used in several regions around the world - including: North Africa, East Africa, Western Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America (Brazil/Argentina), Great Britain, Australia and Oceania (South Pacific Islands). PAL camcorders usually record using 25p or 50i frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means a PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada
In the Box
Sony HDR-XR260VE HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • AV Connecting Cable
  • HDMI (Mini) Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • PlayMemories Home Editing Software (Built-In)
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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    Specifications
    Camera
    Sensor 1x 1/3.91"  CMOS Sensor

    Back-Illuminated Exmor R Sensor (BIONZ Image Processor)

    Optics
    Lens 2.1 - 63 mm
    f/1.8 - 3.4

    Sony Wide Angle G Lens

    Zoom Optical: 30x
    Enhanced (Optical): 55x
    Digital: 350x

    (Enhanced Zoom = Extended Zoom)

    Recording
    System PAL
    Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 160 GB Video/Image
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64 GB Video/Image
    Recording Time Hard Disk Drive GB
    HD PS: 13 hours
    HD FX: 15.3 hours
    HD FH: 20.8 hours
    HD HQ: 36.7 hours
    HD LP: 63.2 hours
    Hard Disk Drive GB
    SD HQ: 37.8 hours
    Video Format High Definition
    MPEG AVC/H.264
    1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps
    1440 x 1080i / 50 fps
    Standard Definition
    MPEG2
    720 x 576i / 50 fps
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8.9 Megapixel, 3984 x 2240
    JPEG: 6.7 Megapixel, 2992 x 2240
    Channels 5.1-Channel Stereo

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Audio

    Display
    Display Type LCD

    Clear Photo LCD - 230K (Wide 16:9)

    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.0"

    (7.6 cm)

    Features
    Image Stabilization Optical

    Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode (Wide to Tele)

    Lux 6 (Standard (1/60 Shutter Speed))
    3 (Low Lux (1/30 Shutter Speed))
    Built-in Mic Yes

    Two-Step Zoom Microphone

    Built-in Speaker Yes

    Clear Phase Stereo Speaker

    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Accessory Shoe Hot
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (built-in USB cable)
    1x Mini-USB
    1x HDMI C (Mini)
    1x Composite Video (out)
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Languages English
    Spanish
    French
    Portuguese
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)
      7

    Software Windows Only

    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-8.4 VDC

    Power Consumption (LCD): 3.5W (HD) / 3.2W (STD)

    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.3 x 4.6" / 6.6 x 6.0 x 11.8 cm
    Weight 12.52 oz / 355 g without tape/battery
    14.28 oz / 405 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 6.0 x 5.1"

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