Create stunningly beautiful 1920x1080p Full HD video with the Sony Handycam HDR-CX260V camcorder. Take the shake out of your movies with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode. Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor provides excellent low light capabilities while the wide angle G lens lets you get more in your shot.
1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/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. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV** providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories
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 w/ 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. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
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. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
Back-illuminated Exmor 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 CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
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.
3.0-inch touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)
The 3.0-inch 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.
Clear Voice(with Face Detection)
When the camcorder’s Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility.
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.
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.
Expanded Recording/Monitoring with Mic
Features dedicated mic inputs for expanded audio recording options (external microphones sold separately).
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. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
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. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Geotagging with Built-in GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps***
A built-in GPS receiver*** makes the HDR-CX260V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software****. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
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. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV**, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
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. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
Intelligent Auto (120 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. There are 120 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.
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, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
*1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions. Records in 29 minute segments
**Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.
***Map service requires PC with Internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
****For PC: Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista Sp2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX(v10.5-10.7)
*****Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32.USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).