Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Sony PXW-X160
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Panasonic AG-AC160vsSony PXW-X160

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
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

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Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
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Reasons For

Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
2 Reasons For
Lighter
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kg camcorder. That's 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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$296 Cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC160 costs $3,493.99, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 is $3,789.97.
7 Reasons For
12% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony PXW-X160 has an optical zoom of 25x, however 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, but 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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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 650mm maximum focal length camcorder. 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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Significantly Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony PXW-X160 has a total megapixels of 50MP, whereas 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 has a display diagonal of 3.5", however 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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More Popular
The Sony PXW-X160 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Best
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Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.25% based on 9,856 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 72.76% based on 568 reviews.
Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,856 reviews

Date Released

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

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.

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.

Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Best
No
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.

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 Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Optical Zoom 22x 25x
BEST
Digital Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 616mm 650mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 26mm
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Filter Size 72mm 82mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video 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)
HD Type
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
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Total Megapixels 2.2MP 50MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CF Type II CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF Type II
 CF+
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CF Type II CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF Type II
 CF+
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Display Diagonal 3.45" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) 921,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.45" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder 1,226,000 Pixels 2,360,000 Pixels
BEST
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Still Image 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)
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
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 28Wh
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 2.23h
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Weight 2.4kg
BEST
2.7kg
Height 180mm 201.5mm
Depth 438mm 412mm
Width 195mm 191.5mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
Cables Included
AC USB
 AC
 USB
AC USB
 AC
 USB
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic AG-AC160 Sony PXW-X160
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical) 11.8W Unknown - Click to provide data

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