Sony HXR-NX3 vs Sony PXW-X160

Sony HXR-NX3
Sony PXW-X160

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Moderately longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a maximum focal length of 705mm, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 is only a 650mm maximum focal length camcorder (55mm shorter).
WiFi Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 features WiFi, however the Sony PXW-X160 does not feature WiFi.
Near field communication Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 supports near field communication, but the Sony PXW-X160 does not support near field communication.
23% lighter Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a weight of 2.2kg, however the Sony PXW-X160 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder (490g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 193mm high camcorder. That's 8.5mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (201.5mm).
5% smaller Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a depth of 393mm. That's 19mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (412mm).
10% smaller Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a width of 174.5mm. That's 17mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (191.5mm).
Cheaper by £1,502
The Sony HXR-NX3 costs £1,502.10 less than the Sony PXW-X160.
Better selling
The Sony HXR-NX3 ranks No. 347323 by number of sales, however the Sony PXW-X160 ranks No. 629242.
3 Reasons For
5x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 25x (optical) camcorder. That's 5x bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (25x). Read more

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.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 26mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2.8mm shorter than the Sony HXR-NX3 (26mm).
0.05" larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.5", whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is only a 0.45" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.05" smaller).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
25% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has an optical zoom of 20x. That's 5x smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (25x). Read more

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.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 28.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2.8mm longer than the Sony PXW-X160 (26mm).
12% smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45", however the Sony PXW-X160 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.05" larger).
Older by five months
The Sony HXR-NX3 is five months older than the Sony PXW-X160.
9 Reasons Against
55mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a maximum focal length of 650mm, but the Sony HXR-NX3 is a 705mm maximum focal length camcorder (55mm longer).
Does not feature WiFi Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 does not feature WiFi, however the Sony HXR-NX3 does.
Does not support near field communication Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 does not support near field communication, but the Sony HXR-NX3 supports near field communication.
490g heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a weight of 2.7kg, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is a 2.2kg weight camcorder (490g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5% bigger Edit
Sony PXW-X160 is 201.5mm high. That's 8.5mm bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (201.5mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 412mm deep camcorder. That's 19mm bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (412mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 191.5mm wide camcorder. That's 17mm bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (191.5mm).
More expensive by £1,502
The Sony PXW-X160 is £1,502.10 more expensive than the Sony HXR-NX3.
Less popular
The Sony PXW-X160 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 629242 by number of sales in our camcorders, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 ranks No. 347323.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.41MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 25x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
705mm
BEST
650mm
Minimum Aperture
1.6 1.6
Minimum Focal Length
28.8mm 26mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
11 11
Filter Size
72mm 82mm
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 82 3.7 - 92.5

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
ExpressCard Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ExpressCard slot

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/32 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
0.5lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remote control

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 DV
 MP4
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 DV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
BEST
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
BEST
 Near field communication

Battery

Video Recording Time
6.85h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-F970 BP-U30
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 28Wh
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.23h
Battery Slot
1 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.2kg
BEST
2.7kg
Height
193mm
BEST
201.5mm
Depth
393mm
BEST
412mm
Width
174.5mm
BEST
191.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
 Lens hood included
Shoulder Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoulder strap
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