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SONY HDR-CX160 Black 1/4" CMOS 3.0" 230K LCD 30X Optical Zoom Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder

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  • 30X Optical Zoom 350X Digital Zoom
  • 1/4" CMOS
  • 3.0" 230K LCD

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Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder
3.0" 230K
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
Minimum Illumination
Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
White Balance
Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Scene Mode
Auto / Twilight / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/4" CMOS
Still Image Size
2.5 megapixels 16:9 (2112 x 1188)
3.3 megapixels 4:3 (2112 x 1584)


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Diameter
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)


Video Signal Type
NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording Media
Internal Flash Memory 16GB and Memory Card
Memory Card Support
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Video Recording
Video Format: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Mode: HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
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 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creater


USB, HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video


Power Supply
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)


1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/3MP still image

16GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 6 hours of recording

Wide Angle G lens to capture everything you want.

42x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superb low-light video

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

3.0" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)

Tracking Focus follows selected subjects

Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference

Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you

Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording

Intelligent Auto (90 different scene combinations possible)

Direct Copy to external HDD without PC

Golf Shot

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
Approx. 2 1/8inch x 2 1/4inch x 4 7/8inch
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Joe F.
  • 2/7/2013 4:24:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidnt last long

Pros: great hd video

Cons: think twice about refurbished electronics

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