Rated 4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1puttperry Sony video to IMAC - IMOVIE
The product it self is very nice, and one of the best we have purchased. However, now knowing how difficult and time consuming it is to try and get it to sync with our IMAC, I am contemplating returning it. It does look very good on our TV with great quality and colour, but if it is not compatible with the MAC (as stated on box as well as sales associate) I will have to look elsewhere. What am I missing?
November 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
by ronlhodges SONY HDR-XR260V , Very Nice !
Well i've taken 1.6-gigs of movies all in HD along with a few single images . Images turned out very good for 8.6MP images . The 5.1 sound was very good and the wind noise protection was really good except when i shot straight up at the moon . Had some wind noise at that point . The camera has the software in it so it installs when you hook up the camcorder to your computer then it installs . nice that way don't have to worry about a disc . Battery life i thought was very good . I did a full charge before i even turn the camcorder on and that was friday morn and tonight (saturday) i charged for the first time . The Canon i took back only got a max of 30-35 mins of charge and that shouldn't be . Replacement battery for the Canon was $114.00 and for the SONY it was $49.00 . Quite a difference so i did buy an extra for the SONY ! Zoom at 55 zoom was very good . Only big thing that was hard to accept was quite alot of CA from the lens when shooting in very bright areas . The light sensitivity i thought was very good ! It was quite dark outside and i was about to do a movie even at a distance of over a 1/4th mile away with max zoom . However there was some noise present but for the test i thought it did a great job ! I do think this is a very nice camcorder by SONY and i would recommend it ! Like i did mention tho i do believe SONY should see about improving the lens on this model for a reduction of CA . If CA was totally absent then i would say this is the perfect camcorder for anyone . But even then i still recommend this camcorder ! I'll be keeping mine !
April 28, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5
by Viafino Just Okay at Best, So Far.
I have only had this video camcorder a few weeks so i have not mastered all the features yet. But i have the settings set to the highest quality and sound and so far the videos and images have been less than crisp. I took a picture of my dog and attached here for reference. my dog is jet black and the carpet is grey. Yet the dog came out grey and the carpet as yellow. Not sure if this is user error or the settings are not as automatic as i thought. Also, the screen interfaces is terrible. very difficult to manage and navigate the screen. Again this might be my error and not the camcorder. All in all i will try to master this camcorder and update the review later
July 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by vips My Best Camera
I have tried many video cameras recently, but this is the best in all sense. This one is absolutely great in low light video capturing.
The only thing I did not like is the Still Image Quality, it is not so great... I see lots of grain - not clear picture at all - tried many settings but same thing. I may be doing something wrong, can some one explore more on it?
Other thing, not so significant but nice to have one - I would like to have a feature to decide the storage media automatically - like still image capture goes to SD card and video recording goes to Hard Disk.
Otherwise, this is a best camera I have tried so far, I would definitely recommend to my friends.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ephenway Excellent Item
I love this handycam! It is really easy to use and I was amazed at the small light weight size.
September 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by jtobiasls Hard to import videos to computer
I really CAN'T import videos from the camcorder to the computer. It is something that has been happening to my sony devices. It wouldn't be different with this one. I shouldn't have bought it.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by EyeDuhHoe Very Nice Camera
Great camera, great video, conveniently easy to download video to PC computer and then immediately watch (one more reason to stay away from MAC computers). Be sure to set camera to progressive scan vs interlaced scan - this made a BIG difference in playback and quality. Be sure to buy another battery or a bigger battery. One (stock) battery will not record all that long. Great resolution and 5.1 sound. Purchased 15 FEB 2013.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by elchele The Hard Drive
I got some problems when recording using the hard drive, it gets very hot very quickly and shuts down when i am recording and I have to wait like 3 minutes to be able to record again...it happens every 4 or 5 minutes of recording. I think it is better only using the external SD cards, another problem for the Sony Camera is that if you move positions then the recording losses the direction of the sounds and it doesn't record right. and imagen quality of the stil (pictures) is very bad .In conclusion those are the only problems i am having....Elchelerecords look my videos in youtube..type Elchelerecords. bye.
February 17, 2014