Sony PXW-X160 Review
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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Fairly high maximum aperture number
Only 1" optical sensor size
Sony PXW-X160 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
We checked 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
The Sony PXW-X160's display diagonal of 3.5" is fairly large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 10% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".
Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number
Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The maximum aperture number of the PXW-X160 of 11 is in the highest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Fairly Big Total Megapixels
Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The total megapixels of the PXW-X160 of 50MP is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
The PXW-X160 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.
Average Optical Zoom
The Sony PXW-X160's optical zoom of 25x is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Sony PXW-X160 has a handheld remote control. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
The PXW-X160 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.
Very Low Minimum Aperture Number
Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The Sony PXW-X160's minimum aperture number of only 1.6 is quite low compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
The weight of the PXW-X160 of 2.7kg is very heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-X160 of only 26mm is in the shortest 17% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 1.8mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.
Supports Remote Operation
The Sony PXW-X160 supports remote operation. 95% of video cameras do not support remote operation.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
The PXW-X160 does not feature wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that 77% of video cameras also do not feature wi-Fi.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the PXW-X160 in July 2014.