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HDR-XR260V HD Camcorder 160GB BUNDLE (Black)
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Sony HDR-XR260V HD Camcorder 160GB BUNDLE (Black)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
  • 1920x1080 Full HD Recording
  • 8.9MP still image capture
  • 160GB hard disk drive for up to 63 hours of recording
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode
  • 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom

  • Record and store up to 60 hours of 1920x1080p Full HD video and thousands of 8.9MP photos with the HDR-XR260V 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.


    1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/8.9MP still image capture

    The Sony HDR-XR260V 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 accidentally dropped.

    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.

    55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

    Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.

    Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video

    Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony?s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.

    Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want

    Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.

    3.0? touch-screen Clear Photo LCD display (230K)

    The 3.0? Clear Photo LCD screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.

    Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge

    The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it?s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.

    Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible)

    Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 180 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. Thie camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.

    Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame

    Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns.

    5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound.

    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording.

    Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack

    Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).

    Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference

    Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.

    Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you

    Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.

    Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording

    Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.

    Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound

    Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sonys high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.

    Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps

    A built-in GPS receiver  makes the HDR-XR260V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.

    Direct Copy to external HDD without PC

    Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive13 (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV4, allowing you to utilize the camcorder?s handy playback features.

    Golf Shot

    Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite ?sequence shot? image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.




    Camera Type: Digital HD Video Camera Recorder


    Imaging Sensor

    Color Filter System: ClearVid array

    Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 2230K pixels (16:9)

    Imaging Sensor: 1/3.91" (4.6mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

    Pixel Gross: Approx. 5430K pixels

    Processor: BIONZ Image processor



    Still Image Size 4:3: Movie mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)

    Video Mode: HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps

    Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

    Dual Record: 8.9 megapixels 16:9(3984x2240); 4.5 megapixels 16:9(2816x1584); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Internal Media: HDD 160GB

    Media Type: Internal hard drive; Memory Stick PRO Duo  (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)

    Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)

    Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone;Clear Phase Stereo Speaker

    Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)

    Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: Approx. 13h0m (Approx. 13h0m); HD FX: Approx. 15h20m (Approx. 15h20m); HD FH: Approx. 20h50m (Approx. 20h50m); HD HQ: Approx. 36h40m (Approx. 27h50m); HD LP: Approx. 63h10m (Approx. 52h0m); STD HQ: Approx. 37h50m (Approx. 34h50m)

    Still Image File Format: DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible

    Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 8.9 megapixels

    Still Image Mode: JPEG

    Still Image Size 16:9: Movie mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)

    Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.2,230K pixels(16:9), Approx.1,670K pixels(4:3)

    Video Format: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS

    Video Resolution: HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i

    Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards

    Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (Off /On)



    Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 29.8mm - 894mm (16:9), 36.5mm-1095mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8mm - 894mm (16:9), 36.5mm-1095mm (4:3)

    Aperture: F1.8-3.4

    Digital Zoom: 350x

    Extended Zoom: 55x

    Focal Distance: f = 2.1mm - 63.0mm; f =3/32inch - 2 1/2inch

    Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

    Lens Type: G Lens

    Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 44cm (Tele Macro)

    Optical Zoom: 30x


    LCD Display

    Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.

    Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)

    Coverage: 1

    Grid Display: Guide Frame

    LCD Type: 3.0" Clear Photo LCD(TM) display (230K) Wide(16:9)

    Touch Panel: Yes


    Focus Control

    AF Illuminator: Yes

    AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Pane)

    Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus

    Focus Features: Tracking Focus

    Focus System: Contrast AF


    Exposure System

    Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10

    Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)

    D-Range Optimizer: Yes

    Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)

    Gain Control: Auto

    LOW LUX Mode: Yes

    Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot

    Minimum Illumination: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)

    Noise Reduction: Yes

    Scene Mode(s): Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow

    White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor


    Drive System

    Shutter Speeds: Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000 (Standard); Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000

    Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer

    Self-timer: 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)


    Convenience Features

    Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)

    Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)

    Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes

    Fader Effect(s): White / Black

    Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto

    Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)

    Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish

    One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)

    Quick On: Yes (Power On by LCD)

    Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On / Off)

    S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)

    Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show

    Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)

    View & Index: Event / MAP


    Advanced Features

    Tracking Focus: Yes

    Embedded GPS: Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))

    Face Detection: Yes

    Golf Shot: Yes

    Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

    Intelligent Auto: Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction

    Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority

    Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off

    Smooth Slow Rec: Yes

    x.v.Color: Yes



    SD Output: Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)

    Remote Jack: Integrated into A/V Remote terminal

    A/V Remote Terminal: Video / Audio / Remote

    BRAVIA Sync: Yes

    DC IN: Yes

    HD Output: HDMI Out (mini) (supplied)

    HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)

    Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack

    Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible

    Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack

    PhotoTV HD: Yes

    USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)


    Weights and Measurements

    Dimensions (Approx.): Approx.2 3/8inch x 2 5/8nch x 5 1/8inch2 1/8inch x 2 1/4inch x 4 7/8inch (Approx.59.5mm x 66mm x 128mm)

    Weight (Approx.): Approx. 12.52oz (205g)



    Power Consumption (in Operation): HD: 3.5W; STD: 3.2W

    Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)

    Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W

    Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

    Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD:3.0W

    Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): STD:2.8W



    Supplied Software: PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)

    Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.


    Service and Warranty Information

    Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor


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    5 out of 5 stars   Sony's Best Low Cost Camera Yet!!
    By Sociokotik (Stafford, Virginia) May 04, 2012
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    Pros: Great Sound, Easy to Use, Great Zoom, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Good in Low Light
    Other Comments: The 2nd battery in the bundle pack tends to not fit the camera perfectly which causes it to often disconnect during filming which shuts the camera off without exception and makes it hard to record any full events and should really only be used as an emergency backup when really needed!! Otherwise the entire package was just wonderful...
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great Product, Great Service
    By JTG (Austin, TX) March 19, 2012
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    Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Zoom range/performance, Great Sound, Easy to Use, Large Clear LCD, Great Zoom, Great Picture Quality, Good in Low Light
    Other Comments: The camera is exactly what I was looking for. Nice size hard drive with Sony's quality for taking videos. My old video camera was 5 or 6 years old... there are lots of improvements, but still very similar to use. Hardly any learning curve.
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    5 out of 5 stars   "I would buy this product again and agai
    By richie camera (NY) March 15, 2012
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    Pros: Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance, Good in Low Light, Good Image Stabilization, Easy to Use, Great Sound, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom
    Other Comments: great to use for all around video recording
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