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Sony PXW-X160

71

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Sony PXW-X160

$3,789.97
Sony PXW-X160
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A good spec but only moderate value for money 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50MP 1" Jul 2014
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Sony PXW-X160 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X160 number 181 across all camcorders.
62
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very big total megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
High resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range for enhanced shooting under severe lighting conditions and more creative freedom
G series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
26mm wide angle zoom with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length
High quality XAVC intra and XAVC long GOP recordings on sxs memory cards
Supports XAVC intra and long GOP codecs, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 mbps, the widely-accepted broadcast standard compliant with the latest EBU recommendations. the pxw-x160 also records in MPEG HD 420 35 mbps, AVCHD and DV, offering flexibility and budget savings on recording media
Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
The pxw-x160 is equipped with a variable ND filter function. users can chose either four conventional mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial, allowing you to quickly and smoothly adapt to different conditions of shooting
Heavier than average
Does not feature wi-Fi

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Sony PXW-X160 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,789.97 it is more expensive than 90% of video cameras.

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Features

Very Big Total Megapixels

Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the Sony PXW-X160 of 50MP is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Video cameras have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The PXW-X160's optical zoom of 25x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 35% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The PXW-X160's optical sensor size of 0.333" is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 44% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The Sony PXW-X160's weight of 2.7kg is in the heaviest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The PXW-X160's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than 92% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony PXW-X160 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 10mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The PXW-X160's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the PXW-X160 of 11 is in the highest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The PXW-X160's minimum aperture number of only 1.6 is lower than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 10% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-X160 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Sony PXW-X160 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X160 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The PXW-X160 does not feature wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 76% of camcorders also do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-X160 has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony pxwx160

Barcodes:

00027242884656, 00617689593862, 04905524990270

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