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Sony HDR-PJ260

alaTest has collected and analysed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ260 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the price, and many are less positive about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam PJ260 Full HD Camcorder with Built in Projector - Black (16GB, 8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony Handycam PJ260 Full HD Camcorder with Built in Projector - Black (16GB, 8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ260

 

This projector-enabled camcorder from Sony offers plenty of useful features, including a touchscreen, but is priced out of the reach of many casual videographers.

Easy to use interface and menus ; Great for travellers ; Hybrid storage

Price ; Projector is dim in ambient light ; GPS only useful for travellers

If you're keen on the idea of a projector, then this is the camcorder for you. But if you're not going to use this feature, then it would be better to look for another camcorder in a lower price range. Both the projector and the GPS features would make...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1 / STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Charging source:USB
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
Progressive Scan:Y
Self-timer:10
Shooting modes:Movie, Scene
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N / Yes

Focusing

Face detection:Y
Focus adjustment:Auto / Manual
Smile detection:

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.9
Effective megapixels (movie):2.23
Optical sensor size:1/0.154
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.43 / 8.9

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 894
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens:N
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):894
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):29.8
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Scene modes:Backlight, Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Twilight / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Backlight:Y
Electrical viewfinder:
HDMI Out:
Integrated USB cable:Y
Manual Focus:
Night mode:
Projector native resolution:nHD (640x360)
USB port:

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:
HDMI:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:N
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Projector

Built-in projector: Yes
Minimum Projection Distance:5

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):3984 x 2240 / 3984x2240, 2816x1584, 1920x1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Flash memory:16
Internal storage capacity:16

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 576i
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 720 x 576, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:116.5
Height :58.5
Weight:320
Width:64.5

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y
Onepush white balance:Y
Outdoor white balance:Y
White Balance:Auto