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Sony Handycam HDR-CX160
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX160

Sony Handycam HDR-CX160

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We've given the CX160 a grade of A-.
This product is ranked
7th of 16 in $250 - $500
12th of 28 in Flash Memory Camcorders
29th of 72 in High Definition
10th of 35 in HD Mainstream
15th of 25 in Sony

Editor's Review

An older model that's still offered by a few retailers, the Sony CX160 was one of our favorites when first released. Here's what we had to say about it in 2011:

The CX160 is one of Sony's entry-level high-def camcorders, and one of the best affordable HD camcorders out there. The video quality is simply excellent. It captures 1080i AVCHD-format video (which can play back at 1080p) and 3-megapixel stills. The Exmor R CMOS sensor should give it a leg up in low-light situations, and the 30x optical zoom (plus optical image stabilization) will prove to be be very versatile. For about $500, this is a solid deal from one of the most consistent names in mainstream camcorders. Also check out the CX130, which records exclusively to cards (no built-in memory), or the XR160, which records to a 160GB hard drive.

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Specifications

  • 1080p HD video, 60fps (28MB/sec)
  • MPEG-4-AVC format
  • 3-megapixel still images
  • 1/4" Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 30x optical zoom
  • 29.8mm wide-angle lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch widescreen touch LCD
  • Face detection
  • Dual photo and video recording
  • Captures to Memory Stick Pro Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC/16GB built-in flash memory
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2011

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