Sony HDR-XR160 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

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/160GB hard disk
  • Up to 54 hours recording time
  • Release Date: 2011-04-15
  • Final Grade: 70 3.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Sony HDR-XR160
Preview of the Sony HDR-XR160.
By Admin, Last updated on: 1/10/2017

The XR160 is one of Sony's entry-level high-def camcorders, and judging by last year's models, we think it'll be a great value for anyone who wants a solid HD shooter without a whole bunch of bells and whistles. 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. It's a bit on the pricey side at $600, though it does record to a spacious 160GB hard disk. If flash memory is more up your alley, check out the CX160, which records to 16GB of built-in flash memory, or the CX130, which records exclusively to media cards.


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