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Sony Handycam HDR-CX160


$499.99 Released February, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Onboard memory - stores 1 hour and 30 minutes of full quality 1080p video. Expandable storage with support for multiple memory card formats. Shoots Full HD (1080p) video at a quick 60 frames per second.

The Cons:Can only store 6 hours of recorded video if the lowest quality mode is selected. Long term costs - can quickly become expensive when factoring in additional memory cards and batteries. No option to record at 24 or 30 frames per second.

Part of Sony's lineup of revamped HD Handycams, the HDR-CX160 is a model related to the HDR-CX130 but offering several improvements, including a back-lit "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and Wide Angle G lens, extensive zoom and built-in flash memory, and new automated features.

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The HDR-CX160 records 1920 x 1080 high definition videos and can even do so in poor light, thanks to a more sensitive, back illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. A Wide Angle G lens captures a broader perspective and brilliant visuals, while a 30x optical zoom and 42x extended zoom let users capture footage from far away. Built into the camcorder is 16GB of internal flash memory to store up to 6 hours of footage at once, which can be viewed via the 3" ClearPhoto LCD Plus touch screen. The HDR-CX160 features several automated modes for better recording, including Optical SteadyShot for more stable videos, Tracking Focus to keep focus on a moving object, and Wind Noise Reduction. Users may also capture 3.3-megapixel still photos on the camcorder.

Features:

  • Shoots 1920 x 1080 high definition videos
  • Back illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor shoots better footage, even in poor light
  • Wide Angle G lens captures more of the scene
  • 30x Optical zoom
  • 42x Extended zoom
  • 16GB Of built-in flash memory
  • Stores up to 6 hours of footage
  • 3" ClearPhoto LCD Plus touch screen
  • Optical SteadyShot stabilizes images
  • Tracking Focus keeps focus on moving subject
  • Wind Noise Reduction
  • Also shoots 3.3-megapixel still photos

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    onboard memory - stores 1 hour and 30 minutes of full quality 1080p video

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    expandable storage with support for multiple memory card formats

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    shoots Full HD (1080p) video at a quick 60 frames per second

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    built-in USB connection - no need to carry around unnecessary cables

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    can only store 6 hours of recorded video if the lowest quality mode is selected

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    long term costs - can quickly become expensive when factoring in additional memory cards and batteries

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    no option to record at 24 or 30 frames per second

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