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Sony HDR-PJ260

Sony HDR-PJ260
alaScore 88

138 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ260. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (

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


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


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


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
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


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


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


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Electrical viewfinder:
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:
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in projector: Yes
Minimum Projection Distance:5


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


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


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 Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :58.5

White balance

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