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Sony PXW-X160

$3,789.97
A poor value for money 50 megapixel 1 video camera with average features
50MP 1" Yes 2.7kg Jul 2014
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Sony PXW-X160 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X160 number 136 across all camcorders.
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Poor
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Average Features
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Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
Quite high maximum aperture number
Heavy
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Sony PXW-X160 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,789.97 it is more expensive than 92% of video cameras.

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Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X160 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders. The display diagonals of video cameras range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of camcorders is 5, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38. The Sony PXW-X160 has a fairly high maximum aperture number (11) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Heavy

Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. When compared to other camcorders that we have checked, the weight of the PXW-X160 of 2.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The Sony PXW-X160 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 26 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.6, the PXW-X160 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The PXW-X160 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other camcorders.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-X160 supports remote operation. Most of the other camcorders also support remote operation.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-X160 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-X160 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PXW-X160 has a pretty average optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-X160 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras also support HDMI.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the PXW-X160 of 50 megapixels is one of the biggest amongst camcorders. The average total megapixels of camcorders is 8.2MP, and the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524990270

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