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Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)

B&H # SOHDRCX160B Mfr # HDRCX160/B
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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"
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
  • Be prepared - always carry extra media.

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    Batteries & Power

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    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    Sony -  NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8V)
    • Price: $97.49
    • Instant Savings: -$40.00
    • Offer ends APR 30 '14
    • You Pay: $57.49
     
    Sony -  NP-FV100 Rechargeable Battery Pack (3900mAh, 8.4V)
    • Price: $89.99
    • Limited supply at this price
     

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Pearstone -  Onyx 1030 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
    • Price: $17.95
     

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

    Tiffen -  37mm UV Protector Filter
    • Price: $4.49
     
    Tiffen -  37mm Circular Polarizing Filter
    • Price: $19.99
     

    Lenses & Adaptors

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