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Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)

Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)
Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)


Product Added : April 10th, 2013
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Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)


Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model)

Record and store up to 60 hours of 1920x1080p Full HD video and thousands of 8.9MP photos with the HDRXR260V Handycam camcorder. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode minimizes camera shake and blur, even when using 55x Extended Digital Zoom. Enjoy the advantage of superb low light shooting with Sonys Exmor R CMOS sensor.   1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9MP still image capture The Sony HDRXR260V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories. 160GB Hard Disk Drive A built-in 160GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 63 hours of high definition video footage (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 acciden

  • 8.9 megapixel still image
  • 30X Optical, 55X Extended Zoom
  • 3.0 inch touch-screen Clear Photo LCD display
  • 1920×1080 Full HD 60p Recording
  • Up to 63 hours of recording with 160GB hard disk drive

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  1. 67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing camera, September 5, 2012
    By 
    Andrew
    This review is from: Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model) (Electronics)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 0:53 Mins

    This camera is well worth the money which I picked up for $559.99 through the sony website. The camera can take some amazing video, and still pictures are fantastic contrary to what some may say. I find the color saturation is impressive, perhaps a little bit vibrant but the colors are sharp and vivid. As long as you are not moving the actual camera too much the video is incredibly smooth with 60p, and the sound recording is amazing for a camcorder. Very impressive directional mic which blocks out noises outside the camera recording view, though this can be turned off. The GPS feature I thought was at first kind of lame, but viewing videos in map mode is pretty cool looking at a map with all the pictures located at the spots you took them, very cool feature.
    The zoom is absolutely amazing and the video I uploaded showcases this mazed out at 350x zoom back down to 1x, though I have better and was restricted to 100 MB file which was converted from .mts (28 MBps) to .avi (8 MBps) and lost some detail. This video amazes me still at how far away that tree actually is (at least 15-20km or more) which is just incredible. Whether it’s 10 KM away or zooming into a ladybug, you will get unbelievably crisp images with accurate color (well as long as you don’t zoom in all the way to 350x digital).
    Be warned though, at the highest quality you are looking at over 12GB of data an hour and is difficult to upload anywhere (especially amazon, which can barely even handle a 25 second video at 1/4 quality) as this short video is 98MB even in avi format.
    Also do not buy your accessories from sony. They charge $200 for the best battery (NP-FV100)! I got that battery plus a whole package of items (case, charger, sd card, tripod, etc.) for $50! 1/4 the price and a whole accessory package also and the battery gets 6 hours recording. So avoid sony branded accessories, way overpriced. Buy this camera, you will not regret it. For the record, I went through sunset electronics for my accessories.

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  2. 78 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Entry-Level Camcorder With AVERAGE-ONLY Video Quality, April 23, 2012
    By 
    Jonathon (San Francisco, California) –
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    This review is from: Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model) (Electronics)

    160GB HDD storage! 5.1 surround sound! Built-In USB! GPS!

    So those are the positives and they are somewhat impressive. However, keep in mind that it is HDD storage and NOT solid state memory. You’ll need to insert a SD card into the included SD card slot if you want solid state memory.

    Sony has decided to place the microphone pickups right at the front (under the lens) which means that you are near certain to pickup wind noise while recording. In fairness, it was minimal but it was evident.

    Battery use is fast and depletes faster than solid state because of the HDD moving parts. Carry a backup.

    BUT…. What is most important is the quality of the video. This camcorder has so many positives but when it comes to picture quality, you’ll find a severe lack of pixel resolution. Colors will be impressive and even low light indoor video came in with impressive results. The negative was sub-par video. Just no details. No sharpness. Low lines of resolution. We used both 60i and 60p. Maximum quality settings and as said, got great colors but just no details. Can’t see a human hair, a flower, a garden leaf or a blade of grass. Playback was using HDMI to a 1080p TV.

    Sony did a fairly good job of including massive storage, 5.1 sound and GPS. What I wanted mostly was resolution and this model doesn’t offer that.

    I did not use the photo/still aspect as I purchased a camcorder and not a digital still camera.

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  3. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The perfect mid level camera!, October 22, 2012
    By 
    DJ
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    This review is from: Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model) (Electronics)

    I had been wanting a video camera for the last couple of years and had kept researching the $100-$150 range cameras. I kept seeing a lot of cons and the last thing I wanted was bad video of good memories. I decided to look at a higher price range and finally ended up deciding on this Sony Handycam. It was more than I wanted to spend, but thanks to the great reviews on here I spent the money and got something halfway decent. This camera doesn’t do anything below average. I am not an expert when it comes to video cameras, but I think it does an excellent job. At this point I have taken a lot of video. In good lighting it is amazing and in low lighting it is still pretty good. It has some amazing features – including a nice large built in hard drive, good optical zoom, touch screen tracking focus, image stabilization which minimizes camera shake and blur, a built in USB cable, and of course full HD which I always take advantage of when capturing memories. I will note that the battery that comes with it was not to my satisfaction. Not only do you only get the one, but it is middle of the road in terms of what is available out there. The good news is that the batteries are cheap are easy to get a hold of. This is a quality product by Sony that I highly recommend if this is your price range. Many people have said it better than me, but it was worth taking my time if it helps influence someone else to buy this camera and make great videos that they will be proud to have years down the road.

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