Sony HDR-PJ260V HD 16GB Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector, 8.9 Megapixel Resolution, 350x Digital/30x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Black

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About Sony HDR-PJ260V

The Sony HDR-PJ260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 video and can also project your home movies up to 100" diagonal. The camcorder can take 8.9 megapixels still images as well. It features 16GB of embedded flash memory, which provides up to three hours of recording. The camcorder is equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a wide angle Sony G Lens that supports 30x optical zoom and 55x extended zoom. There's also a 3.0" touch screen Clear Photo LCD display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-PJ260V comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. There's a Tracking Focus function that follows selected subjects as you record. The microphone features 5.1 channel surround sound for dynamic and vivid surround audio. The camcorder also has Intelligent Auto, which supports 120 different scene combinations. There's even a wind noise reduction function that provides clear voice recording.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-PJ260V features Event Browse, which groups video and stills by each particular recording session automatically. It also has a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks for you automatically. With the HDR-PJ260V, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Sony HDR-PJ260V Features

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60i Recording with 8.9MP still image capture: The Sony HDR-PJ260V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60i recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV4
  • Built-in High-Contrast Projector: The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 100" diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch
  • 8GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 3 hours of recording: The built-in 8GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 3 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
  • 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
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2.7" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K): The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Plus touch 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 drive (sold separately), all without a computer
  • 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
  • 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

Sony HDR-PJ260V Specifications

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:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); 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
Flash Memory 16GB
Media Type
Internal Flash Memory; 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 (2ch)
HD PS: Approx. 1h0m (Approx. 1h0m); HD FX: Approx. 1h15m (Approx. 1h15m); HD FH: Approx. 1h40m (Approx. 1h40m); HD HQ: Approx. 3h0m (Approx. 2h15m); HD LP: Approx. 5h15m (Approx. 4h20m); STD HQ: Approx. 3h10m (Approx. 2h55m)
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; 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
Steady Shot Mode
33.1-1820mm
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 display (230K) Wide(16:9)
Touch Panel
Yes
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
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)
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
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 Portuguese; 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
AF Modes
Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Area
Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Type
Tracking Focus
Focus System
Contrast AF
Endurance (Battery Life)
Approx. 85mim(Supplied Battery)
Resolution Output
640 x 360
Throw Distance
16ft (5m) (for 100"diagonal)
SD Output
Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
Remote Jack
Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Remote Commander
Yes
A/V Remote Terminal
Video / Audio / Remote
HD Output
HDMI Out (mini) (supplied); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))
HDMI Terminal
Yes (mini)
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
Microphone Input
Stereo Minijack
USB Port(s)
TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
Power Consumption
HD: 2.6W; STD: 2.4W (in Operation)
HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W (in View Finder Operation)
Battery Type
Info LITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)
Power Requirements
6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Dimensions
2.13 inch x 2.25 inch x 4.87inch (52.5mm x 55mm x 122.5mm)
Weight
11.28oz (320g)

Sony HDR-PJ260V Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good one..but needs some improvement

By

from LA

Overall a very good camcorder and decent projector but giving low score due to below points: 1. indoor movies are grainy even at decent indoor lights 2. gives MTS file HD video...cannot see it in my TV via Apple TV....should support mutile formats 3. Battery sucks, it has projector so should have high mAH battery...operation is only 2 hours ..if you use projector then it hardly last for few minutes. Projector will be used when you are outside or travelling and you dont have power source..and it last for 20 to 30 mins as its eat but energy fast.....useless. With power source at home u will use your big TV not projector.

(28 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Dream Come True! Couldn't Be Happier!

By

from Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

This is simply one of the most amazing devices I've ever used! This easy-to-use video camera records in 60p (not 60i of cheaper models) which is double the normal frame rate of 30 fps NTSC (USA). Records to AVCHD in a single file. It easily fits in my front pocket of my shorts. The movie screen projector is really much better than I could have imagined coming from such a small device. All friends, everyone, is totally amazed at that, as am I! Built-in GPS shows maps and shows where your videos and photos were taken in the real world. Best controlled by the included, refined IR Remote Controller, which can zoom, record, pause, playback, photos, arrow keys, and more. Another selling point for me is the 5.1 Dolby Digital microphones embedded in various spots on the camera, with two microphones for the rear speakers are directly under the 3" LCD Touch-Screen for you to narrate, with stereo mics shooting front. With an internal 16GB of empty storage space, you also can add more memory with an SDHC memory card. It has amazing anti-shake functions that work very well. Battery included runs around 2 hours, perhaps just shy of that. On the highest possible quality setting while using the internal 16 GB of memory, you may get about 1 hour and 2 minutes of recording. I'll record in nothing less. When a bird flies by my video recording I play it back frame-by-frame. Upon playback, I can study how the wings are reacting with the wind and flapping, and see it made 5 strokes(?) past my shot, right in front of me. It is amazingly cool. Plus, an actual USB cord is permanently attached to the camera, so you will always be able to connect it to any standard USB port for not only media transfer, but this will even charge your battery! It just takes a little longer, but you can easily charge your battery by simply connecting it to any USB port that is powered. Always plug directly in to the computer USB port, and not after a USB hub that splits the signals leaving inadequate power to charge. Includes extra USB extension cable for easy USB connections. Also a mini-USB port, as well as a mini-HDMI out port as well which will connect directly to your HD 5.1 surround sound audio video system. Many internal options for precise control of the whole camera system. Plus, the camera lens cover automatically opens and closes as you need it. Never worry about your lens cover again! A few drawbacks, the unit is super small, so small that my male hands of a 6 foot 210 lbs person, barely is able to get my hand through the holding spot and be able to fasten the velcro strap. This is really a bad design for bigger hands. It's just barely connected and worries me. The video record button should be on the left side of the camera, not the right as it is just not a natural place for your thumb. My thumb rests on the left of the battery, not the right. Oh and forget about indoor still photos as it is just incredibly poor. I won't even get in to it. Outside daylight photos are decent, but still have a little camera-phone type of result to the photos. It is 8.9 megapixels. One note about AVCHD video cameras is that importing and playback are more challenging than in the past. You need appropriate software on your computer. A positive note is that you can burn directly to a DVD burner and burn a disc without a computer or anything else. You can even attach it directly to an external HDD as well! And with swappable memory, you can always replace with more memory while on a vacation / holiday, or whatever you desire. Anyways, remember that the video is out of this world amazing! So small, so lightweight, just so incredible! I was very much delighted about this purchase. I returned two lower grade Sony camcorders until I found this one in particular. It has everything I could want (well, almost, the more fps the better) but I don't have money to buy broadcast type equipment in the thousands of dollars, unfortunately. So this really is a great video camera, and just watch out, don't be tricked in to buying a 60i camcorder as the interlacing is horrible and totally unacceptable. But you can lower the quality to this 60i (interlaced) recording instead of the max quality of 60p (progressive fps). Nevertheless, I basically NEED a bigger hand strap and would gladly purchase one if it exists, I haven't researched this yet. I had another similar looking Sony Webbie camcorder and it has an internal sealed battery. How with this Sony Projector HDR-PJ260V has external batteries so you can take as many as you want for backup, which is a huge bonus. Anyways, if you want great things, for the price, this is an amazing product to say the least! Thank you Sony!

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Rosanne D  I have seen three different weights for this same camera, starting with 7.2 ounces, 2 lb 5 ounces, and yours somewhere in the middle. Why the differences?
RONALD S  I purchased this camera back in Dec. 2012 for my wife who is a video bug. She was amazed at the ease of use, light weight and quality of the video camera. If there would be any error in reporting the weight it might be the battery which in itself is very light. We are highly satisfied with this product. Adorama is a great place to purchase photo graphic gear and supplies. I am not affiliated with the company.
Tom S  Can I make a cd and give it to a friend with this camera?
Andrew R  In order to do so you would need to connect this camera to an appropriate device (computer, disc recorder, etc.), the camera is not equipped to do so on its own.
Shopper  Does this camera have the golf shot feature?
Andrew R  Yes, this camera includes the Golf Shot feature.
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