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Sony HDR-CX260V
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Sony HDR-CX260V Camcorder

8.9MP 30x 350x Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
Sony camcorders have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD

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Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 409 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX260V in January 2013.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX260V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX260V has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder. Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX260V has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10 (40x).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.7mm and 2,300mm. The Sony HDR-CX260V has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,095 millimeter) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HDR-CX260V has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If this camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon EOS C300 (£4,770) (4") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX260V has a touchscreen, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX260V is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also are Full HD.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The HDR-CX260V features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of |720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-CX260V supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an S-Video Out

The Sony HDR-CX260V has an S-Video out. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera do not have an S-Video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-CX260V has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a microphone in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-CX260V has a composite video out. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Other Features

Features Noise Reduction

The HDR-CX260V features noise reduction, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-CX260V features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-CX260V features indoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX260V features onepush white balance, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX260V features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The HDR-CX260V features back light compensation, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX260V features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX260V has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a face detection.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX260V has a wind filter, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX260V has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX260V has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-CX260V has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-CX260V has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Still Image

3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-CX260V is 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. This video camera also supports a still image resolution(s) of 2992 x 2240. Video cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders of this spec and age range from 0.49MP to 10MP. The Sony HDR-CX260V has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) (8.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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8.9 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8.9 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530 (£429) (9.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx260vebcen, sony hdrcx260vw, hdrcx250e, hdrcx280e
Barcodes 03610170780809, 04251156599016, 04905524856637, 04905524856644, 06294010922344

Sony HDR-CX260V Review Sources

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