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Sony PMW-160 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder

B&H # SOPMW160 MFR # PMW-160
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Product Highlights
  • Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • Sony 20x Power Zoom Lens
  • XDCAM HD422 Format at 50Mbps
  • Articulated LCD with 852x480 Resolution
  • DVCAM for SD Recording and Playback
  • Two SxS Memory Card Slots
  • Play and Record UDF and FAT Cards
  • Built-in ND Filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 54 dB
  • Wi-Fi Remote Capability

The Sony PMW-160 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder features three 1/3" Exmor CMOS sensors and a 20x power zoom lens. PMW-160 utilizes the XDCAM HD422 format at 50Mbps. The articulated LCD monitor and EVF each feature 480 vertical lines of resolution. The camera also supports Wi-Fi remote operation via a mobile App and the optional CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi Adapter (sold separately).

Key Features
  • Three 1/3" sized Full HD Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • Sony Power Zoom Lens with 20x Zoom Ratio
  • Supports XDCAM HD422 Format at 50Mbps
  • Articulated LCD and EVF with 480 Resolution
  • DVCAM for SD Recording and Playback
  • Play and Record UDF and FAT Cards
  • Built-in ND Filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 54 dB
  • Two SxS Memory Card Slots
  • Wi-Fi Remote Capability with mobile App and CBK-WA01 (sold separately)
  • Lens Hood with Shutter Mechanism
Imaging Device 3 x 1/3" Exmor CMOS
Signal to Noise Ratio 54 dB
Zoom Ratio 20x
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.5 - 590mm
ND Filters OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB
Sensitivity F9 (typical) at 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
Slow Shutter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
File Format UDF, FAT
Video Recording Format UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
CBR, 50 Mb/s

MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s) - playback only
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) - playback only

UDF Mode (SD Recording) DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (1920x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

Fat Mode (SD Recording)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Frame Rates XDCAM HD422 at 50Mbps:
1080/59.94i, 1080/29.29p, 1080/23.98p, 1080/50p, 1080/25p
720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98p, 720/50p, 720/25p
Audio Recording UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
4 channels, 48KHz, 24-bit LPCM

MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
4 channels, 48KHz, 16-bit LPCM

UDF Mode (SD Recording) DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz

FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (1920x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
2 channels, 48KHz, 16-bit LPCM

FAT Mode (SD Recording)
DVCAM: 2 channels, 48 KHz, 16-bit LPCM
Recording/Playback Time UDF Mode (HD Recording)
50 Mb/s MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card

35 Mb/s VBR, HQ Mode MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card

UDF Mode (SD Recording)
25 Mb/s DVCAM
Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card

FAT Mode (HD Recording)
35 Mb/s VBR, HQ Mode - MPEG HD420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card

25 Mb/s CBR, SP Mode - MPEG HD 420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL-14):
Approx. 280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card

Fat Mode (SD Recording)
25 Mb/s DVCAM
Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording Media 2 x SxS Express 34 Cards
Inputs 2 x XLR-type 3-pin (female): line, mic, mic +48 V selectable
1 x BNC (switchable to Video Out), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
1 x BNC, Timecode In (switchable to TC Out), SMPTE-12M-2008, 0.5-1.8 Vp-p, 10kΩ)
Outputs 1 x A/V out jack: 10 pin connector
1 x BNC, (switchable to Genlock In), HD-Y / Composite switchable, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
1 x BNC, HD/SD switchable, SMPTE-292M/259M
1 x BNC, Timecode Out (switchable to TC In), SMPTE-12M-2008, 1.0 Vp-p, 10kΩ
USB 2.0 1 x mini-B
IEEE-1394 1 x 4-pin, HDV (HDV 1080i) / DV input/output, S400
Earphone 1 x Mini-jack (stereo)
Built-in Speaker Monaural, 250 mW
Viewfinder Electric Viewfinder (EVF)
Approx 1.2 million pixels
852 x 3 x 480 (HxRGBxV)
LCD Monitor 3.5" (8.9 cm) color LCD
852 x 3 x 480 (HxRGBxV)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Built-In Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser
Wi-Fi Yes
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140&def;F (-20 to 60°F)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Power Requirements 12 VDC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.77 x 6.46 x 12.83" (17.2 x 16.4 x 32.6 cm) (without protrusions)
Weight 4.875 lb (2.2 kg) (body only)
5.75 lb (2.6 kg) (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U30 battery, and SxS memory card)
Sony PMW-160 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder
  • 16GB SxS Memory Card
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Operation Manual
  • Lens Hood with Shutter Mechanism
  • Infrared Remote Commander
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • CR2032 Lithium Battery for backing up camcorder settings
  • CR2032 Lithium Battery for Infrared Remote Commander
  • Utility Software CD-ROM
  • Operation Manual PDFs on CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty on Parts and Labor
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