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The Sony HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Brown) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video and can capture 8.9 megapixel still images as well. It features 16GB of embedded flash memory, which provides up to five hours of recording. The camcorder is equipped with 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-CX260V comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. The Tracking Focus function follows selected subjects as you record and the Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps is great for travelers. There's also a microphone and headphone jack for connecting alternate mics and monitoring equipment. The camcorder even supports Golf Shot for analyzing video frame by frame and Intelligent Auto, which supports 120 different scene combinations. It has Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode as well.
Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX260V 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. Plus, with the HDR-CX260V, 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.
1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording with 8.9MP still image capture: The Sony HDR-CX260V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality
16GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 5 hours of recording: The built-in 16GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 5 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
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
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
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
3.0" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K): The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus 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
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
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
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)
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you: 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
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
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
Golf Shot: 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
HDV (High Definition)
1x 1/3.91" CMOS Sensor
2.1 - 63.0 mm (1: ) ( f/1.8 - 3.4
Maximum Optical Zoom
Internal Memory/Memory Cards
Still Image Resolution
JPEG: 8.9 Megapixel, 3984 x 2240
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Items Included With This Product
HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam
Rechargeable Battery Pack
AV Connecting Cable
HDMI Cable (Full to Mini)
USB Connection Support Cable (Built-In)
Handycam Application Software CD-ROM
1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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