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Sony PXW-X160 Camcorder

$3,789.97
$3,476.84 $313.13 cheaper than 3 days ago
1/3 2.7kg CMOS Jul 2014
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average ratings for its camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of camcorders of this spec and age is 1.3" and the largest is 11". With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X160 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst video cameras of this age.

Alternative 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PXW-X160 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years do not have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony PXW-X160 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago which do not have an image stabiliser.

Other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years which are not Full HD, the Sony PXW-X160 is Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price], or the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the PXW-X160 is 1/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/6". 4.80 x 3.60mm. Across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X160 the worst optical sensor size is 1/6" and the best is 1/2".

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OLED Display

This video camera has an OLED display, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The PXW-X160 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The memory card type of all camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-X160 ranges from MicroSDXC to SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Fairly High Viewfinder Resolution

The Sony PXW-X160 has one of the higher viewfinders resolutions (2,360,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The average viewfinder resolution of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X160 is 1,200,000 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-X160 is 1.8, the highest is 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2. With a maximum aperture value of 11, the PXW-X160 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PXW-X160 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-X160 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price], or the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony PXW-X160 is more than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Sony video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

Across all the video cameras that were launched more than two years ago the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.3. At only 1.6, the Sony PXW-X160 has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-X160 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most camcorders of this age and type. This Sony video camera also supports a video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels. Across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X160 the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to the PXW-X160 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.5mm to 900mm. The PXW-X160 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (650 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-X160 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony PXW-X160 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-X160, the PXW-X160 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony PXW-X160 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-X160 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the PXW-X160 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-X160 are not 3D compatible. The PXW-X160 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Heavy

Across all the camcorders that came out around the same time as the PXW-X160 the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the PXW-X160 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 2.7kg weight camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper video cameras such as the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price].

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Very Big

With a depth of 412 millimeters, the Sony PXW-X160's depth is one of the biggest amongst camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The depths of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-X160 range from 12mm to 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-X160

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The PXW-X160 has a relatively standard optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwx160
Barcodes 00027242884656, 04905524990270

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Production Camera 4K vs PXW-X160

Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K vs Sony PXW-X160
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4 Times Higher Video Resolution
60% Smaller
Half As Good Display
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Sony PXW-X200 vs Sony PXW-X160

Sony PXW-X200 vs Sony PXW-X160
Sony PXW-X200 Sony PXW-X160
$ 6,749.00 $3,476.84
Bigger Optical Sensor Size
A Lot Higher Maximum Aperture Value
A Lot Smaller
Smaller
Only LCD Display
A Lot Smaller Optical Zoom

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$ 729.99 $3,476.84
Two Times Smaller
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123mm Smaller
Vastly Lighter
Two Times Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size
Two Times Smaller Optical Zoom
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