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Sony PXW-X160 Camcorder

£4,592.00
50MP 1/3 2.7kg Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Fairly large display diagonal
Has an image stabilizer
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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 352 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-X160 in April 2017.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X160 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder. Comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder have display diagonals of between 2" and 7.6", and the average display diagonal is 3.1".

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the JVC GY-LS300 (£2,695.19) or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,449) are also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-X160 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also support HDMI.

There are a number of other camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,449) which has better reviews; or the JVC GY-LS300 (£2,695.19) which is cheaper.

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Has an XLR in

The Sony PXW-X160 has an XLR in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony PXW-X160 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PXW-X160 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

Other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,449).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders of this age and type is 13x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 25x. With an optical zoom of 25 times zoom factor, the PXW-X160's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 11, the PXW-X160 has a very high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder. The average maximum aperture number of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 4.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

Video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6. The PXW-X160 has a fairly low minimum aperture number (only 1.6) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and spec range from 2.7mm to 730mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 260mm. At 650 millimeters, the PXW-X160 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X160 is Full HD, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the Sony FDR-AX1 (£3,449) which has better reviews; or the JVC GY-LS300 (£2,695.19) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The PXW-X160 is HD-Ready. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also are HD-Ready.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The PXW-X160 has a remotely operated, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-X160 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PXW-X160 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The PXW-X160 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-X160 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Viewfinder

Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The PXW-X160 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (0.5 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 0.7", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 2.8".

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Still Image

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony PXW-X160 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 80% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. Across all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera the best maximum image resolution is 6784 x 3816 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony PXW-X160 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the PXW-X160 is one of the heavier video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder the weights range from 59g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 590g.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524990270

Sony PXW-X160 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PXW-X160 review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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