Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Sony PXW-X160

Panasonic AG-AC160
Sony PXW-X160

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.3g lighter than the Sony PXW-X160 (2.7kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$266 cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC160 costs $3,523.99, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 is $3,789.97.
Available from 4 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
12% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has an optical zoom of 25xx, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 22xx (optical) camcorder (3x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 650mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 34mm longer than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (650mmmm).
0.05" larger screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a screen size of 3.5"", however the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 3.45"" screen size camcorder (0.05" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 0.5"" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.05" larger than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (0.5"").
50% higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 2,360,000 pixels pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 1 pixels higher than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (2,360,000 pixels pixels).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-AC160 is only 22xx (optical), but the Sony PXW-X160 is a 25xx (optical) camcorder (3x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 616mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 34mm shorter than the Sony PXW-X160 (650mmmm).
0.05" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a screen size of 3.45"", but the Sony PXW-X160 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.05" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 0.45"" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.05" smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (0.5"").
Lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 1,226,000 pixels pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 1 pixels lower than the Sony PXW-X160 (2,360,000 pixels pixels).
Over one year older
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is older than the Sony PXW-X160 by 20 months.
3 Reasons Against
12% heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 2.7kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.3g heavier than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (2.7kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$266 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X160 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC160 by $265.98.
Less retailers
Only 2 stores sells the Sony PXW-X160, whereas 6 retailers sell the Panasonic AG-AC160. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
22x 25x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
616mm 650mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Filter Size
72mm 82mm
Focal Length
28 - 616 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.9 - 86 3.7 - 92.5

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/32 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.45" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder Resolution
1,226,000 pixels 2,360,000 pixels
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 DV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 DV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-U30
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 28Wh
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.23h
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg
BEST
2.7kg
Height
180mm 201.5mm
Depth
438mm 412mm
Width
195mm 191.5mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Other Features

I/O Port
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
11.8W Unknown - Click to provide data
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