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Sony PXW-X160

Sony PXW-X160
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A fully featured but 4 year old 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 50MP 1" Jul 2014
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Sony PXW-X160 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X160 number 360 across all camcorders.
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
3 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

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This camcorder has some great features:
Very big total megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
High resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range for enhanced shooting under severe lighting conditions and more creative freedom
G series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
26mm wide angle zoom with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length
High quality XAVC intra and XAVC long GOP recordings on sxs memory cards
Supports XAVC intra and long GOP codecs, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 mbps, the widely-accepted broadcast standard compliant with the latest EBU recommendations. the pxw-x160 also records in MPEG HD 420 35 mbps, AVCHD and DV, offering flexibility and budget savings on recording media
Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
The pxw-x160 is equipped with a variable ND filter function. users can chose either four conventional mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial, allowing you to quickly and smoothly adapt to different conditions of shooting

Sony PXW-X160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-X160 in July 2014.

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Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X160 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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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".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-X160 supports HDMI. 69% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-X160 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-X160 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X160 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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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.

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Product Identifiers

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