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Sony HDR-CX260V

A 4 year old 8.9MP Full HD camcorder with not bad features but high running costs
8.9MP Yes 30x 350x Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date

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Sony HDR-CX260V Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX260V number 290 across all camcorders.
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high effective megapixels (image)
3984 x 2240 still image resolution

Sony HDR-CX260V Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX260V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

We checked 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The HDR-CX260V's effective megapixels (image) of 8.9MP is fairly high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The effective megapixels (image) of video cameras range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony HDR-CX260V is 3984 x 2240. That's 16% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 video camera, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras. This video camera also supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX260V has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX260V supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-CX260V features auto focus, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature auto focus.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX260V's digital zoom of 350x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 74% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX260V features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX260V has a wind filter, which is unusual. 94% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony HDR-CX260V of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 68% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The HDR-CX260V features noise reduction, which is unusual. 99% of camcorders do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-CX260V has a microphone in. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-CX260V's total megapixels of 8.9MP is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 65% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HDR-CX260V's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.9MP is quite high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 13% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras range from 0.41MP to 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX260V has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX260V is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX260V's optical zoom of 30x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx260vebcen, sony hdrcx260vw, hdrcx250e, hdrcx280e
Barcodes 03610170780809, 04251156599016, 04905524856637, 04905524856644, 06294010922344
25% higher maximum aperture number
7% bigger optical zoom
5.62MP smaller total megapixels
15.66mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
2x smaller total megapixels
21mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Hugely smaller total megapixels
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Two memory slots
31% larger display diagonal
Significantly smaller digital zoom

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