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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality camcorder for the price, September 7, 2012
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This review is from: Sony HDRXR260V High-Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom and 160 GB Hard Disk Memory (2012 Model) (Electronics)
When I researched for a camcorder to buy, I wanted:
1. The ability to have wireless, external remote microphone for sound.
2. Large capacity hard drive recording.
3. Sufficient quality for high-action video.

The first item was the most difficult feature to find for the price I was willing to pay. Most consumer priced camcorders do not have external microphone jacks. Something that was confusing to me was that this camcorder was listed on the Sony site as being compatible with the Sony ECM-AW2 Wireless Microphone. I called Sony customer service to confirm what the website said, and the clerk assured me that it was compatible. However, after receiving the camcorder, I saw that it does not have the "active interace shoe" required for compatibility with the Sony ECM-AW2 Wireless Microphone. So, I cancelled my order for that item and ordered instead the Sony ECM-AW3 Wireless Microphone -- fortunately this camcorder model DOES have an external microphone jack, and as I was able to determine from watching product demonstrations on YouTube, the Sony ECM-AW3 Wireless Microphone will work with the external mic jack.

The video files of this camcorder have the file extension "MTS." I just renamed them to "mpg" and they work fine when played with Windows Media Player and when edited with Sony Vegas.

I am very pleased with this camcorder; it has a sturdy feel to it that my older, cheaper camcorders lack. The quality of the recordings is impressive.
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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012, 9:00:39 PM PST
Hi, thank you for your wonderful review. Does this Sony hdrxr260 come with the Vegas program?
Secondly, when pulled into that program, did you literally just change the .mts to mpg extension, or did it have to be converted?
Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 9:06:22 PM PST
I use the $99 Vegas, purchased separately. Actually, it is not necessary to change file extension for use with it at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 9:19:08 PM PST
Thank you very much!
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