Canon XF205 vs Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Sony PXW-X160
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Canon XF205

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Canon XF205

$2,999.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Dec 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2015
Panasonic AG-AC160

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC160

$3,493.99
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money 22x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
22x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.2MP 1" Nov 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 22x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2012
Sony PXW-X160

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X160

$3,789.97
Our Verdict:
A good spec and high image quality 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50MP 1" Jul 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 25x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 50MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2014
Canon XF205

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Canon XF205

$2,999.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Dec 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2015
Panasonic AG-AC160

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC160

$3,493.99
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money 22x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
22x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.2MP 1" Nov 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 22x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2012
Sony PXW-X160

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X160

$3,789.97
Our Verdict:
A good spec and high image quality 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50MP 1" Jul 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 25x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 50MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2014

Top Prices

Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
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Canon XF205 High Definition Professional 1080p Camcorder, 20x Optical Zoom, 3.5" OLED Display, Wi-Fi, HDMI/Ethernet/HD-SDI/3G-SDI
$2,999.00
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Canon XF205 High Definition Professional 1080p Camcorder, 20x Optical Zoom, 3.5" OLED Display, Wi-Fi, HDMI/Ethernet/HD-SDI/3G-SDI
$2,999.00
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Amazon US
Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder 16GB Package
$3,493.99
Go to Store
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Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder 32GB Package
$3,506.19
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$3,561.89
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Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder
$3,523.99
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Panasonic AGAC160APJ Professional HD Handheld Camcorder
$4,677.95
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Panasonic BTS AGAC160APJ-BTS Professional HD Handheld Camcorder
$4,677.95
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Panasonic AGAC160APJ-BTS Professional HD Handheld Camcorder
$4,677.99
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Panasonic AGAC160APJ Professional HD Handheld Camcorder
$4,677.99
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8 Prices from 3 Stores | $3,493.99-$4,677.99
Overstock
Sony PXW-X160 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
$3,789.97
Go to Store
B&H Photo
Sony PXW-X160 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
$3,999.00
Go to Store
Newegg US
SONY PXWX160 1/3 3CMOS SOLID-STATE MEMORY CAMCORDER
$4,113.28
Go to Store
3 Prices from 3 Stores | $3,789.97-$4,113.28
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Reasons For

Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
8 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
The Canon XF205 has an image stabilizer, and so does the Sony PXW-X160, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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5 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon XF205 has a maximum aperture number of 16, however the Sony PXW-X160 is only an 11 maximum aperture value camcorder (5 lower).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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0.05" Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon XF205 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (as does the Sony PXW-X160), whereas the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 3.45" screen size camcorder (0.05" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

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Wi-Fi
The Canon XF205 features wi-Fi, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 does not feature wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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74% Lighter
The Canon XF205 is a 1.6kg camcorder. That's 840g lighter than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (2.4kg) and 1.1kg lighter than the Sony PXW-X160 (2.7kg).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$495 Cheaper
The Canon XF205 is $494.99 cheaper than the Panasonic AG-AC160 and $790.97 cheaper than the Sony PXW-X160.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More Popular
The Canon XF205 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
1 Reason For
Bigger Digital Zoom
Panasonic AG-AC160 is 10x (digital). That's 4x bigger than the Canon XF205 (6x).

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

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7 Reasons For
5x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony PXW-X160 has an optical zoom of 25x, whereas the Canon XF205 is only a 20x optical zoom camcorder (5x smaller) and the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 22x optical zoom camcorder (3x smaller).

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.

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Image Stabilizer
The Sony PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer, and so does the Canon XF205, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Read more Read less | Edit
Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Sony PXW-X160 is 650mm maximum focal length. That's 34mm longer than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (616mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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13% Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony PXW-X160 has a minimum aperture number of 1.6, however the Canon XF205 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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Hugely Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony PXW-X160 has a total megapixels of 50MP, but the Canon XF205 is only a 3.09MP camcorder (46.91MP smaller) and the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 2.2MP camcorder (47.8MP smaller).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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0.05" Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (as does the Canon XF205), whereas the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 3.45" screen size camcorder (0.05" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

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Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, but Canon has an average rating of 83.1% and Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.

Reasons Against

Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
5 Reasons Against
5x Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon XF205 has an optical zoom of 20x, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 22x optical zoom camcorder (2x bigger) and the Sony PXW-X160 is a 25x optical zoom camcorder (5x bigger).

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.

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Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon XF205 has a digital zoom of 6x. That's 4x smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (10x).

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Read more Read less | Edit
12% Higher Minimum Aperture Number
The Canon XF205 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, however the Sony PXW-X160 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 lower).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Read more Read less | Edit
16x Smaller Total Megapixels
The Canon XF205 has a total megapixels of 3.09MP, but the Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.89MP smaller) and the Sony PXW-X160 is a 50MP camcorder (46.91MP bigger).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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Worse Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of only 83.1%, but Sony has an average rating of 86.3%.
11 Reasons Against
14% Smaller Optical Zoom
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has an optical zoom of 22x, however the Canon XF205 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder (2x smaller) and the Sony PXW-X160 is a 25x optical zoom camcorder (3x bigger).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic AG-AC160 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Canon XF205 and the Sony PXW-X160 have an image stabilizer.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Read more Read less | Edit
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 616mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 34mm shorter than the Sony PXW-X160 (650mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Read more Read less | Edit
Significantly Smaller Total Megapixels
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a total megapixels of 2.2MP, whereas the Canon XF205 is a 3.09MP camcorder (0.89MP bigger) and the Sony PXW-X160 is a 50MP camcorder (47.8MP bigger).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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0.05" Smaller Display Diagonal
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a display diagonal of 3.45", however the Canon XF205 and the Sony PXW-X160 are both 3.5" screen size camcorders (0.05" larger).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

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35% Heavier
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kg camcorder. That's 840g heavier than the Canon XF205 (1.6kg) and 300g lighter than the Sony PXW-X160 (2.7kg).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$495 More Expensive
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is more expensive than the Canon XF205 by $495.
Less Retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Panasonic AG-AC160, whereas 6 retailers sell the Canon XF205.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Read more Read less
Over Three Years Older
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is older than the Canon XF205 by three years and older than the Sony PXW-X160 by 20 months.
Less Popular
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
Worse Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of only 72.8%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 83.1% and Sony has an average rating of 86.3%.
7 Reasons Against
5 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
The Sony PXW-X160 has a maximum aperture number of 11, however the Canon XF205 is a 16 maximum aperture value camcorder (5 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
The Sony PXW-X160 does not feature wi-Fi, however the Canon XF205 features wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Read more Read less | Edit
43% Heavier
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 2.7kg camcorder. That's 1.1kg heavier than the Canon XF205 (1.6kg) and 300g heavier than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (2.4kg).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$791 More Expensive
The Sony PXW-X160 is more expensive than the Canon XF205 by $791 and more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC160 by $296.
Fewer Sellers
Only 3 shops sells the Sony PXW-X160, but 6 retailers sell the Canon XF205.
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
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Over One Year Older
The Sony PXW-X160 is older than the Canon XF205 by 18 months.
Less Popular
The Sony PXW-X160 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

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Average Brand Rating

Sony has the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 86% based on 9,856 reviews. Canon has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 83% based on 2,543 reviews. Panasonic has the third best brand rating with an average brand rating of 72% based on 568 reviews.
Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,543 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,856 reviews

Date Released

Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
26 months old Best 64 months old 44 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Best
Yes
No
Best
Yes

Total Megapixels

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Optical Zoom 20x 22x 25x
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Digital Zoom 6x
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10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 616mm 650mm
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Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 26mm
Maximum Aperture Number 16
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Filter Size 58mm 72mm 82mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 50fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080i 1080p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
1080i 1080p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
1080i 1080p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 720 x 576
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 720 x 576
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
640 x 480 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 720 x 576
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Total Megapixels 3.09MP 2.2MP 50MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
CF+ SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC CF Type II
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF Type II
SDXC SDHC
CF+ SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC CF Type II
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF Type II
SDXC SDHC
CF+ SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC CF Type II
 SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF Type II
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Display Diagonal 3.5"
BEST
3.45" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels 921,000 Pixels
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.45" 0.45" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder 1,230,000 Pixels 1,226,000 Pixels 2,360,000 Pixels
BEST
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Still Image Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 
 
 
Audio Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 28Wh
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2.23h
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Weight 1.6kg
BEST
2.4kg 2.7kg
Height 201mm 180mm 201.5mm
Depth 353mm 438mm 412mm
Width 160mm 195mm 191.5mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Cables Included
DC AC
USB
 DC
 AC
 USB
DC AC
USB
 DC
 AC
 USB
DC AC
USB
 DC
 AC
 USB
 
 
 
Other Features Canon XF205 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 11.8W Unknown - Click to provide data

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