Sony Full HD 160GB HDD Black Camcorder, Model HDRXR260V
Capture stunning 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p recordings or shoot beautiful 8.9MP still images. Store them all on an internal 160GB hard disk drive capable of holding up to 63 hours of footage at a time1 or use the dedicated slot to insert a compatible SD card or Memory Stick™ for added space. Compensate for greater degrees of camera shake with Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and Active Mode for stunningly smooth results from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. Back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor sheds light on low lit situations so you can capture the full ambiance minus grainy distractions. Get more in every shot with a wide angle G lens designed for broadening your horizons. Enjoy sharp, bright, vivid images on the 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus™ screen that allows you to compose a shot more easily – even outdoors – while enabling you to change settings optimizing every scene.
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.
160GB1 Hard Disk Drive
A built-in 160GB1 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.
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.
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).
Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony’s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master™ digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
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.
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.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps7
A built-in GPS receiver7 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 PC13
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.
- Camera Type : Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- AF Illuminator : Yes
- AF Modes : Auto / Manual (Touch Pane)
- Focus Area : Full range Focus / Spot Focus
- Focus Features : Tracking Focus
- Focus System : Contrast AF
- 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
- 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; 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.
- 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
In The Box
- Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
- A/V Connecting Cable (1)
- operating guide (1)
- AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
- HDMI(mini) Cable (1)
- Power Cord (1)
- USB Connection Support Cable (1)
- Width: 2.38"
- Height: 2.63"
- Depth: 5.13"
- Unit: 12.52 oz
- Shipping: 3 lbs
- Manufacturer Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Warranty
1. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions
4. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold sep.
7. Map service provided by Google and subject to change without notice.
9. For PC: Requires Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3/ Windows V ista® SP2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX (v10.5-10.7)
13. Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes)