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Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080/60p HD
  • 16GB Internal Flash Memory
  • Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card Slots
  • 1/4" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" WIDE Clear Photo Touch Panel LCD
  • Sony Lens G with 37mm Filter Diameter
  • 30x Optical and 350x Digital Zoom
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
  • Event Browse

The Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder puts full 1920 x 1080p high def recording and 16GB of internal memory right in the palm of your hand. While the CX160 might be a mid-range camcorder, as far as budgets are concerned, it provides numerous features and functions, not to mention the stunning detail of progressive high definition. Your memories will look beautiful on your HDTV or HD monitor.

Helping the CX160 take those gorgeous HD videos would be the camera's 'Exmor R' CMOS sensor, otherwise known as the heart of the camera. Back-illuminated, this sensor has superb low light capabilities for capturing readable images even in dimly lit situations. In addition to the sensor, features like the Sony Wide Angle G lens, a 3.0" touch screen LCD, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, and 42x Extended zoom also play key roles in preserving the memorable moments of your life.

In addition to these core tools, the CX160 also comes equipped with a number of user-friendly shooting controls. These controls help take the guesswork out of filming, allowing you to focus on the moment and not futzing with the camera's settings. Such functions include Intelligent Auto, Golf Shot, and Tracking focus, just to name a few. Of course when you're done shooting, the work isn't over just yet. Sony provides editing software with the CX160 for making the most of your videos. When you're done styling your masterpiece, the software will also help you to upload your videos to the 'net for sharing on sites like Facebook and YouTube.

1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p Recording
1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony full high definition quality. Capable of 1080/60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
16GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 6 Hours of Recording
The built-in 16GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 6 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
Wide Angle G Lens to Capture Everything You Want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
42x Extended Zoom
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
3.0" Touch Screen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjected
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object
Event Browse Groups Photos/Videos
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun
Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You
Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
Intelligent Auto - 90 Different Scene Combinations Possible
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer/Charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it
Golf Shot
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action
Camera
Sensor 1/4"  CMOS
Optics
Lens 2.1 - 63 mm
f/1.8 - 3.4
Zoom Optical: 30x
Digital: 350x 1
Please Note:

Extended zoom: 42x

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Filter Size 37 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16GB 
Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps
Standard Definition
720 x 480i / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 3.3 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
2nd Display
Projector
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 11 (1/60 shutter speed)
3 (1/30 shutter speed)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB 2.0
1x Composite Video (out)
1x Component Video (out)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.9" / 52.5 x 57.0 x 123.5 mm
Weight 8.8 oz / 249 g
Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)
  • AC-L200 AC Adapter
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
  • Component A/V Cable
  • USB Extension Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyHDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue)
     
    4.5

    (based on 139 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (83)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (132)
    • Easy to use (116)
    • Great picture quality (113)
    • Image stabilization (100)
    • Large clear LCD (68)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (9)
    • Poor still image (9)
    • Poor sound (7)
    • No external mic input (6)
    • Complicated to operate (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (90)
    • Travel (80)
    • HD shooting (77)
    • Weddings (47)
    • Low light (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (72), Enthusiast (39), Semi-pro (10), Pro videographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (122), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Nice Camcorder

    I'm using this camcorder to film some Rc Jet Planes outdoors and it's doing a great job with the picture and sound.
    Took a little time to get use to the zoom in...Read complete review

    I'm using this camcorder to film some Rc Jet Planes outdoors and it's doing a great job with the picture and sound.
    Took a little time to get use to the zoom in and out that will move fast if you push too hard, but once you get the feel it's very nice.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Almost made it: not good for documentary

    I am a documentary filmmaker who purchased this camera for the subjects to use informaly, so they could provide some footage shot from their perspective. I wanted something simple to use, but that...Read complete review

    I am a documentary filmmaker who purchased this camera for the subjects to use informaly, so they could provide some footage shot from their perspective. I wanted something simple to use, but that would generate progressive footage (not interlaced) because the main camera I am using is also 30p. I ended up returning this camera for two reasons, which pertain more to my specific needs for the documentary rather the uses an average user would require (since this camera is far from being professional or even pro-sumer):
    1- the speaker of the camera has very low audio, making it difficult to review footage in-camera without connecting to a TV.
    2- While the camera has a mic input, it does not have a hot or cold shoe adapter onto which one could hook a shotgun microphone. Also, there is no headphone jack, which is also a shame.
    The footage, if shot at 60p (the only other option is 60i, which is unusable for my needs), if to be edited on a Mac (FInal Cut Studio, i.e.) needs to be converted using third-party software, which is also not the handiest. But I can live with that. The camera I purchased instead (Panasonic HC-V700) also shoots only 60p or 60i (ideal would be 30p or 24p), so I still have that issue. But the sensor on the Panasonic is larger, rendering better low-light images, and there is a coldshoe mount onto which I can hoot a small shotgun mic. No headphone output as well on the Panasonic.
    So, I think this camera is just fine for birthday parties and shooting weekend picnics with the kids, but for my documentary needs it didn't suffice.

    Reviewed by 139 customers

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    4.0

    awesome hd recorder

    By victor

    from Manila, Philippines

    Comments about Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

    Pros Small, lightweight yet stable when held for recordingAwesome quality videosCons no view finderStilk photos are bad

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    4.0

    So Far So Good!!!

    By Dayton Dancer

    from Dayton Ohio

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • No External Mic Input

    Best Uses

      Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

      I purchased this camera to video tape professional dancers in the studio and in performances. so far, I like what I see. The quality of the video is great. I love the slo-mo feature. It allows the dancers to see every part of their technique and where they can make adjustments. I am hoping I get the same quality in the theater.
      It was very easy to learn how to use and hope just as easy to make dvd's.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Simply a great camera

      By Lilli

      from Iceland

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

        This is my second one and I use it for all my stuff except highly professional. With these guys I am never lazy.

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        5.0

        SONY HDR CX160

        By GUINEA PIG

        from HONOLULU, HI

        About Me Casual User

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Poor Still Image

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies

        Comments about Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

        I DON'T WANT TO REPEAT WHAT OTHER'S WROTE. BUT, HERE'S SOME OF MY REVIEW:

        I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE VIDEO SECTION, BUT THE STILL PHOTO EVEN WITH ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION, IT'S NOT USABLE. I DON'T USE THE CAMERA PART UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

        HAVE YOU NOTICED THE MACRO FEATURE??? IT'S AMAZINGLY CLEAR! YOU CAN SEE THE WEAVE PATTERN ON A CLOTH! IT'S LIKE A MICROSCOPE!! I'M IMPRESSED!

        YES, TOO BAD IT DOESN'T HAVE A HEADPHONE JACK, MICROPHONE MOUNT (CAN'T HELP BECAUSE THE SIZE OF THE CAMCORDER...) AND A VERY SMALL INTERNAL SPEAKER (AGAIN THE SIZE OF THE CAMCORDER) IS THE CON FOR THIS CAMCORDER.

        I'VE HAD IT FOR OVER A YEAR NOW AND IS WORKING FLAWLESS COMPARED TO THE "TAPE" VERSION I'VE HAD BEFORE. FINALLY THE TAPELESS CAMCORDER! RECORDING ONTO A SD MEMORY CARD OR THE ON BOARD FLASH MEMORY IS GREAT! NO MORE HEAD TO CLEAN, BAD TAPE, REPLACING THE HEAD, ETC. EVERYTHING CAN BE TRANSFERRED ONTO A DVD MEDIA.

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        4.0

        Good for the money, and easy to use

        By Sebrocks

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies

        Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

        I really enjoy this unit. Shoots well. Small enough that you can fit it in your coat pocket.

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        4.0

        Nice recorder...

        By yadan

        from indianapolis

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

        Good quality image.

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        4.0

        Excellent consumer camcorder

        By Yaya

        from New York

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

          We got this camcorder to replace our old mini dv Sony from 13 years ago. It is small, fits in the palm of your hand. Our son loves posting to youtube, and this fits the bill. There is a mic input so he can still use his headset mic.
          The only gripe I have is with the Sony software - it doesn't allow you to edit. We downloaded a different utility to edit videos, so now no problems.
          Works very well indoors, no lighting problems, and audio is nice and clear using built-in mic.

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          4.0

          Good Overall

          By AFI-Mike

          from Tampa, Florida

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

            I was looking for a camcorder to supplement my more expensive Sony for "everyday use". This worked perfectly. I was already familiar with their video format and their "PMB" program so no issues there. However, This camera does not charge well through the USB, so I use a seperate charger for the battery. Zoom is misleading because it starts out wider than the other Sony's I have. End zoom is about equal to the 12x (optical) / 24x (enhanced) of other models.

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            5.0

            I have never seen such clear video

            By Missionary to Asia

            from Barbourville, KY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies

              Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

              I took it out of the box and instantly I am taking profesional like video. Supper clear. To be honest I had not expected such a great camera at such a low price.

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              5.0

              compact and slim

              By tony3n

              from Elmhurst, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                really great for special occation indoor and outdoor, easy to use, good capacity, great pic quality, love this camcorder

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                4.0

                Good product but could be better

                By VATech

                from Suffolk, VA

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                  This is a really good product for starters, parents with kids. It's zoom is really nice. It has good indoor and outdoor shooting functions and picture quality is clear and crispy. The only one area where it could have been better is utility with Mac/ Apple products. The CD/ software is not compatible with Apple computers. Bettery life is reasonable. It gives about 2.5 hrs of recording with full charge which covers the recording time on internal memory.

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                  4.0

                  Great Images in a Small Package

                  By FireGuy

                  from Avila Beach CA

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Touchscreen Is Cumbersome
                  • Uncommon Media Format

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Training Documentation

                  Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                  Delivers pretty amazing picture quality in a compact unit - easy-to-see LCD viewfinder makes framing a simple task. This unit lacks some of the more sophisticated features found on more expensive units, but it's a good compromise in features-vs-cost.

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                  4.0

                  Great camera, Great price

                  By dj dmc

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                    I use this for home movies and love it. This is an upgrade from standard def to HD and I have noticed three huge improvements from my last camcorder:1) Picture - clear, HD, zoom is a lot farther than any past camera2) image stabilization - This works wonders. My wife who is known for taping the feet or moving so much it will make you sea sick, and she taped with this camera and it looked good!3) Happy with the sound

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                    5.0

                    Better than expected

                    By Sid_video

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                      I have to rate this in comparison to the several Canon Vixia cameras I have been faithful to. When one died a week after the warranty expired I was upset and looked for an HD flash camera at less then half the price of the Canon camera. I read the reviews here and tossed the dice, hopeful it would be worth it. Well, I was at a wedding and discovered I was the only one there with a video camera and felt obliged to be a documentary guy. Later I followed my daughter in Saint Louis while she met up with old college roommates. There was a lot of walking video, dusk stuff, indoor hotel shots, elevators, and the footage is clear and colorful. Good dynamic audio. Crisp autofocus. Sharp wide-angle shots. This is a light-weight camera with 8GB of fast memory built in and great optics. Low light does work well. Image stabilization is over-the-top. Borrow one and see for yourself. Thnaks to BHPV for a great price and awesome (no fret) service.

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                      5.0

                      Just Right!

                      By Ernie

                      from Arlington VA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                          I haven't utilized the product in our normal usage as of right now. I have set up the equipment and have determined that it is perfect for our needs. I was surprised at the size of the unit and was impressed with its capabilities so far.

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                          5.0

                          Great Camera!

                          By magna

                          from Missouri

                          About Me Video Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Zoom range/performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                            I use this camera for special events, for animals and pets, and for landscaoes.

                            I like the size, ease of use and the quality.
                            Hard to beat for the price.
                            I also like the ability to add a screw on lens to protect the shutter. (something the newer models of this camera do not have)

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                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By LMG

                            from Argentine

                            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                            • Limited Zoom

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                            Great size to travel.
                            Just a few button to use, and if you need more settings you can use the touch screen

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                            5.0

                            Great camera

                            By Nic

                            from Amity, Arkansas

                            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • Movies/Short Films

                              Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                              I bought this for my students to use in our broadcast journalism class. They love how easy it is to use.

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                              5.0

                              THRILLED TO PIECES

                              By MOVIE-MAKER-MAVERICK

                              from LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

                              About Me Pro Videographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Great Sound
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Zoom range/performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • HD Shooting
                                • Home Movies
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Movies/Short Films
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                                I HAVE BEEN SHOOTING WITH CAMERAS AND MAKING FILMS AND MOVIES FOR OVER SIXTY YEARS, AND JUST NOW PURCHASED MY SONY DHR CX 160 SONY HANDYCAM WITH ACCESSORIES. I HAVE FILMED WITH MITCHELL CAMERAS, ARRIFLEX, AND AT LEAST SEVEN OR EIGHT OTHER MODELS BOTH FILM AND VIDEO TO INCLUDE BETA SP, Hi8, S-VHS,AND MANY BRANDS OF FILM CAMERAS, UTILIZING 35MM, 16MM, AND 8 MM FILM STOCKS.WITHIN HOURS OF RECEIVING MY CAMERA FROM B&H, I PUT IT THROUGH EVERY TEST I COULD DREAM UP. FIRST I USED NO LIGHTYS, THEN SOME LIGHTS, THEN OVERLY AMPLE LIGHTS. IT SEEMED THAT THE CAMERA CREATED LIGHT WHEN THERE WAS NONE.I JIGGLED THIS CAMERA, NOT MUCH LARGER THAN FOUR OF MY FINGERS, PANNED, TILTED, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOUR, AND I BELIEVE THAT I HAVE DISCOVERED A MIRACLE. USING ALL AUTOMATIC SETTINGS, I FOUND THE EXPOSURE LEVEL TO BE ONE HUNDRED PER CENT ACCURATE, THE MIC RECORDED PROFESSIONAL SOUND, THE STABILIZATION MADE THE SCENES' MOVEMENTS AS SMOOTH AS GLASS, THE WIDE ANGLE AND TELEPHOTO ATTACHMENTS LOOK AS GOOD AS THOUSANDS OF THE SHOTS I HAVE MADE WITH CAMERAS COSTING MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE. THE UN-EDITED AND UN-ENHANSED FOOTAGE USED TO CREATE A DVD OF ALL OF THE TESTS WAS REMARKABLY CLEAN AND HIGHER IN RESOLUTION THAN I HAD THOUGHT POSSIBLE. I NOW CAN LITTERALLY CARRY MY PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT IN MY POCKETS IN SHOOTING MY NEXT MOVIE.TED V. MIKELS

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                                5.0

                                great camera

                                By Didymus

                                from Temple City, CA

                                About Me Casual User

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Zoom range/performance

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

                                    I did a lot of research, and for our casual usage, this camera is great! Out of the box it was simple to use, sleek, well constructed with a great user interface. The touch screen is big and very intuitive to use. The camera is very small and portable but of high quality construction.

                                    I highly recommend this camera!

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