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Sony HDR-PJ260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ260. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability and viewfinder. Reviews are divided on the memory.

usability, portability, size, image quality, battery

price, viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ260 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam PJ260 Full HD Camcorder with Built in Projector - Black (16GB, 8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony Handycam PJ260 Full HD Camcorder with Built in Projector - Black (16GB, 8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony Handycam PJ260 Full HD Camcorder with Built in Projector - Black (16GB, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ260


This projector-enabled camcorder from Sony offers plenty of useful features, including a touchscreen, but is priced out of the reach of many casual videographers.

Easy to use interface and menus ; Great for travellers ; Hybrid storage

Price ; Projector is dim in ambient light ; GPS only useful for travellers

If you're keen on the idea of a projector, then this is the camcorder for you. But if you're not going to use this feature, then it would be better to look for another camcorder in a lower price range. Both the projector and the GPS features would make...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review


Overall, if you are looking for a camera with projector facility, Sony HDR-PJ260V HD Handycam Camcorder is perfect for you. It is ideal for travelling purpose and gives you good video and image quality. But, if you are looking for a simple,...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: donald (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


Not many at all

I am very unhappy with this camcorder, the instruction booklet is very hard both to read and understand, at present I still have not been able to save from the SD card to a Disk. I have contacted Sony a number of times but at present I have not had a...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Suzanne (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


All the features are good, especially the projector

The viewing screen is far too small and in bright sunlight its almost impossible to see if you are on your subject, especially if you wear glasses for reading and not in a position to carry them round with you everywhere you go (like on the beach). I...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: kenneth (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


reasonable understanding of instructions

no viewing through the lens to record. Very difficult to see what you are recording with strong sunlight on the viewing screen

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


Great to have a full HD camcorder with an inbuilt projector to show your films immediately. Good quality optics, good sound quality and easy to see the display even in bright sunlight

Battery life with the standard battery could be better, especially when you use the projector

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Tony (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


picture quality

unable to see what you are filming in sun light,due to not having a view finder. Unable to download pictures/videos to either a disc or a VHS tape. Not impressed by the way it downloads to my computer[ by date, no continuance filming] No help from Sony...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: roy (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


Small, lightweight, easy download with built in usb cable, useful projector function, good zoom range

record button not best placed, too easy to push still/movie button, no separate viewfinder

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: barry (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


I dont know what to say here, I just cannot set it up or work it, so you had better read my bad points

This is just so complicated, I have had it 6 months now, and still cannot even get started without just luck that I may press the right button. It doesnt even seem to show on the screen the same as in the manual..Why dont Sony do a youtube of how to...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: John (

Sony HDR-PJ260VE


Cannot input directly into iTunes without converters. Main reason I bought the product and cannot easily do it

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3.9''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD / High Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3