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Sony HDR-XR260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the zoom and portability. The value for money and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the features.

usability, image quality, value for money, portability, zoom

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 95 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-XR260

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR260 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability

image quality

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony Handycam XR260 Full HD Camcorder - Black (160GB, 8.9MP, 30 x Optical zoom) 3 inch LCD

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-XR260

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR260 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, value for money, battery, memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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 Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory+ 32GB High Speed SDHC Card + High Capacity

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Very Nice Camera

 

Great camera, great video, conveniently easy to download video to PC computer and then immediately watch (one more reason to stay away from MAC computers). Be sure to set camera to progressive scan vs interlaced scan - this made a BIG difference in...

size, hard drive, high def, touch screen, 5.1 sound

stock battery is a little too small

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Sony video to IMAC - IMOVIE

 

The product it self is very nice, and one of the best we have purchased. However, now knowing how difficult and time consuming it is to try and get it to sync with our IMAC, I am contemplating returning it. It does look very good on our TV with great...

Very nice camera to handle and work

Very very difficult to try get your video onto IMOVIE on our IMAC

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Just Okay at Best, So Far.

 

I have only had this video camcorder a few weeks so i have not mastered all the features yet. But i have the settings set to the highest quality and sound and so far the videos and images have been less than crisp. I took a picture of my dog and...

HD level video and sound

Quality and images are not very sharp

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My Best Camera

 

I have tried many video cameras recently, but this is the best in all sense. This one is absolutely great in low light video capturing. The only thing I did not like is the Still Image Quality, it is not so great... I see lots of grain - not clear...

160GB HDD, 1080P rec, 8.9MP Camera, superb Low light recording

Still picture quality, storage media selection

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The Upgrade

 

Finally first splash into HD Tapeless system shot a test video with stray cat in the backyard posted it to YouTube few hours Later some one shows at my door asking about the cat

Overall impressive quality

Pig tail USB in strap not easy to find

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SONY HDR-XR260V , Very Nice !

 

Well i've taken 1.6-gigs of movies all in HD along with a few single images . Images turned out very good for 8.6MP images . The 5.1 sound was very good and the wind noise protection was really good except when i shot straight up at the moon . Had some...

Battery life great , 160-gig HD , Auto lens door , Ease of use , great Image Stabilizer

Chromatic-Aberration in bright sunshine

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Excellent Item

 

I love this handycam! It is really easy to use and I was amazed at the small light weight size.

Easy to Use, Light weight, A Whole Lot of Fun

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Hard to import videos to computer

 

I really CAN'T import videos from the camcorder to the computer. It is something that has been happening to my sony devices. It wouldn't be different with this one. I shouldn't have bought it.

It seems to have good image and sound quality

It seems to be impossible to import videos to computer

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Convenient for travel, large storage

 

This camcorder is smaller than previous versions and has lots of storage for continuous use. Love the large screen. Turns on and off automatically when opening the screen. Never forget to turn off after use. Super convenient!

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

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Convenient for travel, large storage

 

This camcorder is smaller than previous versions and has lots of storage for continuous use. Love the large screen. Turns on and off automatically when opening the screen. Never forget to turn off after use. Super convenient!

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
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:HDD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

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

Recording

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