Sony HDR-XR260 HD camcorder specs and review

Sveyo January 30, 2013 0
Sony HDR-XR260 HD camcorder specs and review
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Sony HDR-XR260 HD camcorder specs and review – price, features and specifications of the Full HD camcorder Sony HDR-XR260

Sony HDR-XR260 HD camcorderSony HDR-XR260 review – today at SVEYO reviews we are going to take a closer look at one of the very good Full HD camcorders by Sony. The HDR-XR260 can record videos with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 with fast 50 frames per second. This camcorder can also make 5MP still photos.
Sony HDR-XR260 has 30x optical zoom and massive 350x digital zoom.
For this camcorder Sony uses the Exmor R CMOS sensor which reduces noise significantly. The BIONZ processor takes car of the fast processing of the images.
Sony HDR-XR260 can record videos in a variety of shooting modes. One very nice feature of this camcorder is the Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound recording which give a professional touch to the device. The surround sound microphone does a very good job as well.
Sony HDR-XR260 is a hard drive camcorder with 160GB of internal storage space. This device can also be used with Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Card, SD , SDHC, SDXC, SDXC memory cards.
Sony HDR-XR260 has a 3-inch rotating LCD display which is quite good for use in any light conditions.
The camera is quite compact and considering it has a built-in hard drive the weight of 355g is quite acceptable.

Here is a Full HD video test (with zoom) of the Sony HDR-XR260 HD camcorder:

Sony HDR-XR260 HD camcorder specs:
Recording system: PAL
Optical zoom: 30x
Digital zoom : 350x
Media format:  AVCHD, DV, DVD, Flash card, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), High Definition
Resolution:  5.0 MP
Screen size:  3-inch
Weight:  355g

Lens system
Lens Type Zoom lens
Lens Aperture F/1.8-3.4
Focal Length Range 2mm – 63mm
Macro Focus Range 44cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, Manual
Lens System Features Built-in lens shield

Optical sensor
Sensor Type Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Size 1/3.91″
Optical Sensor Qty 1

Internal storage space: 160 GB HDD
Supported:  Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Card, SD , SDHC, SDXC, SDXC memory cards

Depth 12 cm
Height 6 cm
Width 7 cm

Microphone Operation Mode Surround

Connector Types 1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone, 1 x remote control, DC power input

Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific
Battery Manufacturer Sony NP-FV50

Effective still resolution 5.0 MP
Effective video resolution 2.0 MP

File formats
Digital Video Format AVCHD, MPEG-2
Still Image Format JPEG

Widescreen video capture: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Face detection: Yes
HDMI output: Yes
Images Stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Features 25p Cinema Mode, Built-in stereo speakers, Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Exif Print support, Face-Detection, Golf Shot function, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Touch-Screen, USB 2.0 compatibility, USB charging, auto backlight compensation, built-in GPS, built-in USB plug, date/time stamp, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, face-priority AF function, takes photos while film recording, x.v. Color technology

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System Supported MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3

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