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SONY HDRCX160 Silver 1/4" CMOS 3.0" 230k Touch LCD 30X Optical Zoom Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder

  • 30X Optical Zoom 350X Digital Zoom
  • 1/4" CMOS
  • 3.0" 230k Touch LCD
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Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder


Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
2.13" x 2.25" x 4.88"
Approx. 8.8 oz (250g)

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/4" CMOS


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom


Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
3.0" 230k Touch


Filter Diameter


Shutter Speed
Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/1000; Auto (Auto Slow Shutter OFF): 1/60 - 1/10000; Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000
Focusing System
Contrast AF
White Balance
Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum Illumination
Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Scene Mode
Auto / Twilight / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
Video Signal Type
Video Signal : HD: HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i; STD: NTSC color, EIA standards

Recording Media

Recording Media
Internal Flash Memory 16GB
Memory Card Support
MS Pro Duo / Pro Duo HS / Pro Duo Mark2 / Pro HG Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC


Video Recording
Video Format : HD: MPEG4-AVC/ H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/60p: original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution : HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx. 1490K pixels (16:9), Approx. 1120K pixels (4:3)
Audio Recording
Dolby Digital 2 ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
USB, HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video
Power Supply
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)


1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video recording
3MP still images
wide angle G lens
42x extended zoom
"Exmor R" CMOS sensor
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
3.0" touch screen

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Crystal S.
  • 7/20/2011 3:50:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsCould be better..

Pros: Very good HD quality, Menu is well laidout.

Cons: Here is the bad part, For a $500.00 camcorder I would like to see a mic input and better low light preformance. They could of also thrown in a wireless remote and a flash or LED light. I had this camcorder for 2 weeks and I was not pleased with the low light quality or the fact that you cant use an external mic. I purchased mine through another site due to Newegg being out of stock.

Other Thoughts: I ended up returning this and purchasing a Canon Vixia HF M301 for $399.99 which has a external mic input, 20 times better preformance in low light, it has better shooting modes with a hot shoe and wireless remote.
I would also like to say this, the only diffrence between this and the CX130 is that the CX160 has built in memory for storage other than that there is no diffrence. If you want a decent Sony camcorder go with the Sony HDR-XR160 that is far superior than the CX160.

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  • Kurt S.
  • 5/16/2011 6:28:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow....

Pros: light, seems durable (too early to say for certain), stunningly good quality on video, audio, and image stabilization. I couldn't be happier with the unit. We purchased it to film a school project for one of our kids. part of it was filming building a PC. The camera took wonderful low-light images of the internals of the PC - a major concern of mine with this project. I picked this camera because I heard it worked well in low light situations. We were not disappointed. I am not in any way a professional (or even competent) with a camcorder, but this made it easy to do a nice job.

Cons: none yet

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