Canon XF205 vs Sony PXW-X160

Canon XF205
Sony PXW-X160

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
32% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 16 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 5 higher than the Sony PXW-X160 (11).
WiFi Edit
The Canon XF205 features WiFi, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 does not feature WiFi.
Significantly lighter Edit
The Canon XF205 has a weight of 1.6kg, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder (1.1kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

1% smaller Edit
Canon XF205 is 201mm high. That's 0.5mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (201.5mm).
59mm smaller Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 353mm deep camcorder. That's 59mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (412mm).
31.5mm smaller Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 160mm wide camcorder. That's 31.5mm smaller than the Sony PXW-X160 (191.5mm).
Cheaper by £1,672
The Canon XF205 is £1,672.41 cheaper than the Sony PXW-X160.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
5x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 25x (optical) camcorder. That's 5x bigger than the Canon XF205 (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.

13% lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.2 lower than the Canon XF205 (1.6).
0.05" larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.5", whereas the Canon XF205 is only a 0.45" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.05" smaller).
A lot higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a viewfinder resolution of 2,360,000 pixels, whereas the Canon XF205 is only a 1,230,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (1,130,000 pixels lower).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
5x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 20x (optical) camcorder. 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.

12% higher minimum aperture Edit
The Canon XF205 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.2 higher than the Sony PXW-X160 (1.6).
0.05" smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Canon XF205 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45", whereas the Sony PXW-X160 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.05" larger).
Significantly lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Canon XF205 has a viewfinder resolution of 1,230,000 pixels, whereas the Sony PXW-X160 is a 2,360,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (1,130,000 pixels higher).
9 Reasons Against
46% lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is an 11 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 5 lower than the Canon XF205 (11).
Does not feature WiFi Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 does not feature WiFi, however the Canon XF205 does.
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 has a weight of 2.7kg, whereas the Canon XF205 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder (1.1kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

1% bigger Edit
Sony PXW-X160 is 201.5mm high. That's 0.5mm bigger than the Canon XF205 (201.5mm).
59mm bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 412mm deep camcorder. That's 59mm bigger than the Canon XF205 (412mm).
31.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-X160 is a 191.5mm wide camcorder. That's 31.5mm bigger than the Canon XF205 (191.5mm).
More expensive by £1,672
The Sony PXW-X160 is £1,672.41 more expensive than the Canon XF205.
Fewer sellers
The Sony PXW-X160 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Canon XF205 is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Sony PXW-X160 is 18 months older than the Canon XF205.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 25x
BEST
Digital Zoom
6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 650mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.6
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26mm
Maximum Aperture Value
16
BEST
11
Filter Size
58mm 82mm
Focal Length
28.8 - 576 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 3.7 - 92.5

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
ExpressCard Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ExpressCard slot

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Metering Type
 Centre-weighted
BEST
 Centre-weighted

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/18 - 1/2000 1/32 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 2,360,000 pixels
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remote control

Design

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 Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 DV
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 DV
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 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

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Ethernet LAN Port
 Ethernet LAN port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
BEST
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-U30
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg
BEST
2.7kg
Height
201mm
BEST
201.5mm
Depth
353mm
BEST
412mm
Width
160mm
BEST
191.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 DC
 USB
 AC
 DC
 USB
 AC
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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