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Sony HDR-PJ260

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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and price, and the reliability and memory get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

price, viewfinder

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ260 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the battery and image quality. The size and portability also get good reviews. There are some negative opinions about the reliability, and there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, portability, size, image quality, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2018

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