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Sony PXW-X160 Camcorder

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1/3 2.7kg CMOS Jul 2014
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18 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Sony has good average ratings for its video cameras 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 typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X160 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X160. The screen sizes of video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-X160 range from 1.3" to 11".

There are a number of alternative 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The PXW-X160 has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other camcorders of this spec and age which do not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and type which do not have an image stabiliser, the Sony PXW-X160 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X160 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-X160 are not Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available 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 Sony PXW-X160 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1/6" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm. Across all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PXW-X160 the worst optical sensor size is 1/6" and the best is 1/2".

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OLED Display

The Sony PXW-X160 has a better display than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has an OLED display, whereas most video cameras of a similar age and type to it have a TFT LCD display. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

This camcorder's display (OLED) is actually the best display across all camcorders of this age and spec.

A TFT LCD display is the worst display across comparable types of camcorder.

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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 that are a comparable age to it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X160 memory cards range from MicroSDXC (worst) to SDXC (best).

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

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Fairly High Viewfinder Resolution

At 2,360,000 pixels, the PXW-X160 has a quite high viewfinder resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-X160 the viewfinders resolutions range from 110,000 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

Video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-X160 have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2. The Sony PXW-X160 has a quite high maximum aperture value (11) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-X160.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-X160 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-X160.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price], or the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price].

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony PXW-X160 is more than most video cameras of a similar 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 are a similar age to the PXW-X160 the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 4. The Sony PXW-X160 has a fairly low minimum aperture (only 1.6) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-X160 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that are a similar age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Sony video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels. The video resolution of all video cameras of a similar type and age to the PXW-X160 ranges from 720 x 480 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The PXW-X160 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (650 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.5mm to 900mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the PXW-X160 does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-X160 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-X160 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PXW-X160 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PXW-X160 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The PXW-X160 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7kg weight video cameras currently available including the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Big

The average depth of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PXW-X160 is 130mm. The Sony PXW-X160 is very big (412 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-X160.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-X160

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 25 times zoom factor, the Sony PXW-X160 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
ExpressCard Slot
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Remotely Operated
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Recharge Time
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Lens Hood
Shoulder Strap

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524990270

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4 Times Higher Video Resolution
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 $3,789.97
Bigger Optical Sensor Size
A Lot Higher Maximum Aperture Value
A Lot Smaller
Smaller
$2,959 More Expensive
Only LCD Display

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$ 3,157.99 $3,789.97
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Lighter
Smaller
55mm Longer Maximum Focal Length
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Smaller Optical Zoom
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