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Sony hdr-xr260ve hd flash memory pal camcorder (black)

Sony hdr-xr260ve hd flash memory pal camcorder (black)

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Full HD 1920 x 1080 / 50p Recording. Capture 8.9 Megapixel Still Images. Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Built-In 160GB Hard Disk Drive. Record for Up to 63 Hours. Wide Angle G Lenses & Optical SteadyShot. Clear Photo 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Panel. Optical 30x Zoom & 55x Extended Zoom. Dynamic 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Mic. PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia.


Full HD 1920 x 1080 / 50p Recording & 8.9 Megapixel Still Image Capture

The HDR-XR260VE offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your adventures and memories in exceptional Full HD quality. The camcorder is capable of 50p recording and 1080/50p playback via HDMI. You can use the camera's HDMI output to view your footage on a compatible HDTV in stunning clarity with incredible detail and smooth playback. You can also use the camcorder to capture 8.9 megapixel still images

160GB Hard Disk Drive

A built-in 160GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 63 hours of high definition video footage using the HD LP mode. In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by helping to prevent any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped

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. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture

30x Optical Zoom & 55x Extended Zoom

The camera's 55x extended zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get you even closer to the action while maintaining a fair distance and high definition 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. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS 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

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 29.8 mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting

Clear Photo 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Display (230K)

The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD touch screen panel displays sharp, bright and vivid images that let you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors. It also enables you to change settings to best represent the scene

Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfers & Charging

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 any separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Plus, charging your camcorder is faster than ever; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time

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. There are 180 different combinations possible and the ten modes include Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low Light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod and 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

Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects

Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD panel and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns

Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone

The Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recordings capture active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording

Expanded Recording with External Microphone Jack

The camera features a dedicated mic input for expanded audio recording options

Event Browse for Grouping Photos & Videos Automatically

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. Plus, 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

Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pin-point 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

Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps

A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-XR260VE 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 a PC

Store your home movies by copying 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

Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True & Dynamic Sound

Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound

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, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve and other fast action

PAL Recording Camcorder

The HDR-XR260VE PAL HD Camcorder is designed for use outside North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. Phase Alternating Line or PAL recording is used in several regions around the world - including: North Africa, East Africa, Western Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America (Brazil/Argentina), Great Britain, Australia and Oceania (South Pacific Islands). PAL camcorders usually record using 25p or 50i frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means a PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada

Sensor 1x 1/3.91" CMOS Sensor 1 Please Note:

Back-Illuminated Exmor R Sensor (BIONZ Image Processor)

Lens 2.1 - 63.0 mm

f/1.8 - 3.4 2 Please Note:

Sony Wide Angle G Lens

Zoom Optical: 30x

Enhanced (Optical): 55x

Digital: 350x 3 Please Note:

(Enhanced Zoom = Extended Zoom)


System PAL

Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 160GB Video/Image

Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image

Recording Time Hard Disk Drive

HD PS: 13 hours

HD FX: 15.3 hours

HD FH: 20.8 hours

HD HQ: 36.7 hours

HD LP: 63.2 hours

Hard Disk Drive

SD HQ: 37.8 hours

Video Format High Definition


1920 x 1080p, 1920 x 1080i, 1440 x 1080i (50/50/50 fps)

Standard Definition


720 x 576i (50 fps)

Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8.9 Megapixel, 3984 x 2240

JPEG: 6.7 Megapixel, 2992 x 2240

Audio Format 5.1-Channel Stereo 4 Please Note:

Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Audio


Display Type LCD 5 Please Note:

Clear Photo LCD - 230K (Wide 16:9)

Screen Size 3.0" 6 Please Note:

(7.6 cm)

Touchscreen Yes


Image Stabilization Optical 7 Please Note:

Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode (Wide to Tele)

Lux 6 (Standard (1/60 Shutter Speed))

3 (Low Lux (1/30 Shutter Speed))

Built-in Mic Yes 8 Please Note:

Two-Step Zoom Microphone

Built-in Speaker Yes 9 Please Note:

Clear Phase Stereo Speaker

Built-in Light/Flash Light - No

Flash - No

Accessory Shoe Hot

Tripod Mount 1/4"

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (built-in USB cable)

1x Mini-USB

1x HDMI C (Mini)

1x Composite Video (out)

Microphone Input Yes

Headphone Jack No


Languages English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

System Requirements Windows

XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7

10 Please Note:

Software Windows Only

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-8.4VDC 11 Please Note:

Power Consumption (LCD): 3.5W (HD) / 3.2W (STD)

Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ

Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.60 x 2.34 x 4.63" / 6.6 x 5.95 x 11.75 cm

Weight 12.52 oz / 355 g without tape/battery

14.28 oz / 405 g with battery

Sony HDR-XR260VE HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)

NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack

AC Adapter

Power Cord

AV Connecting Cable

HDMI (Mini) Cable

USB Connection Support Cable

PlayMemories Home Editing Software (Built-In)

1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty

This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used in the USA. It is designed for use with video products built to PAL TV standards.

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