The Sony HDR-XR260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) can record up to 63 hours. It shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 / 60p video and can also take 8.9 megapixels still images. It features a back-illuminated Exmor R 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-XR260V comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Golf Shot for frame by frame slow motion video analyzing. There's also 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 180 different scene combinations. There's even a wind noise reduction function that provides clear voice recording and Geotagging with a built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps. For professional shooting, the camcorder has a headphone jack for monitoring and a microphone jack for using external mics. The camcorder supports Clear Phase stereo speakers as well.
Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-XR260V 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-XR260V, 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.
Reviewed by 1 customers
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 playback and quality. Be sure to buy another battery or a bigger battery. One (stock) battery will not record all that long. Great resolution and 5.1 sound. Purchased 15 FEB 2013.