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Sony PXW-X160 Review
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Why Has it Scored 71?
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Sony PXW-X160 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
Based on 9,795 expert and owner reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the PXW-X160 in July 2014.
Very Big Total Megapixels
The PXW-X160's total megapixels of 50MP is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 99% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.
Heavier Than Average
The weight of the Sony 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 ordered by this feature. The average weight of all video cameras is 580g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.
Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the Sony PXW-X160 of 25x is in the biggest 34% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.
Average Optical Sensor Size
The Sony PXW-X160's optical sensor size of 0.333" is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 47% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Sony PXW-X160 of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 18% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".
The PXW-X160 supports HDMI. 69% of camcorders also support HDMI.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The PXW-X160 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.
Supports Remote Operation
The PXW-X160 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not support remote operation.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The PXW-X160 has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of video cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
Like most other camcorders, the PXW-X160 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.
Very Low Minimum Aperture Number
Across all the video cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the PXW-X160 of only 1.6 is in the lowest 9% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number
The PXW-X160's maximum aperture number of 11 is in the highest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.
The PXW-X160 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.
Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-X160 of only 26mm is shorter than 90% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 32mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm.