Sony PXW-X160 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder

Sony PXW-X160 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder

Sony PXW-X160 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • XAVC Intra and Long GOP Codecs
  • MPEG HD 422, AVCHD, & DV Codecs
  • G Lens with 25x Optical Zoom
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
  • Dual SxS Memory Card Slots
  • 3G/HD-SDI & HDMI Output
  • 0.5" OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.5" LCD Panel
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  • 1Description

Offering 10-bit, 1080p, XAVC recording and a 25x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle, the Sony PXW-X160 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder is ideal for a wide-range of applications, including professional broadcast, documentary, and live event work. The camcorder provides the same video recording quality and body design as the PXW-X180 but forgoes the network, GPS, and proxy recording features to deliver a more cost-effective option for shooters who don't need these features. Its three 1/3" Exmor CMOS sensors provide low noise, wide dynamic range, and support 1080p video at up to 60 fps using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into existing broadcast and production workflows. Other key features of the camcorder include a 0.5" OLED viewfinder, dual SxS memory card slots, and an electronically controlled variable ND filter. Additionally, it features a Multi-Interface Shoe that has an electronic interface that allows it to communicate and accept signals from optional accessories, such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone receivers, without requiring an XLR cable or additional power source.

Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS Sensors
Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS sensors with a total of about 2.07 million effective pixels (16:9) independently capture red, blue, and green light. This, combined with the camcorder's Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, high-sensitivity, and wide dynamic range, delivers vibrant images with accurate color rendition. Noise reduction and anti-shake is provided to assure high image quality in a variety on shooting conditions.
Sony G Lens with 25x Optical Zoom
The Sony G lens has a 25x zoom range with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 26mm to 650mm. This makes the lens versatile enough to handle a wide range of shooting situations from wide-angle to telephoto. Independent manual, zoom, and focus rings with end-stop and iris control are provided, and a slide mechanism on the focus ring enables easy switching between auto and manual focusing. The focus indicator can be displayed even when focusing manually.
XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP Recording
XAVC technology is based on the efficient and high-quality H.264 standard. XAVC Intra using intra-frame compression, meaning that every frame is encoded independent of the other frames. This provides a better quality picture, but requires a higher bit-rate. With a Long GOP codec, only certain frames are encoded individually. This allows the codec to squeeze the video into a much smaller bitrate than Intra technology. XAVC Long GOP files require less storage space than XAVC Intra files. When recording in XAVC, it uses the MXF file format, efficiently compressing Full HD 1920x1080 resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with Intra-frame compression at 112 Mbps or high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps, or 25 Mbps. In addition to XAVC Intra/Long GOP, the PXW-X160 records in MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps, AVCHD, and DV.
Dual SxS Memory Card Slots
The PXW-X160 features two SxS memory card slots offering high read and write speeds. Optional adapters are available which allow recording to your existing XQD or SD memory cards. Simultaneous recording onto two memory cards is possible (in the same recording mode only). With two record buttons, the operator can choose which card to record to, letting you use one card for recording while the other card serves as a backup. Continuous relay recording is also possible from the card in the A slot to the card in the B slot.

Note: In AVCHD recording mode, simultaneous recording and relay recording between the two memory cards are not possible.
Variable ND Filter
The PXW-X160 is Sony's first professional camcorder to feature a variable ND filter. The new filter device has been developed to electronically control density and enable continuous setting adjustment from 1/4 to 1/128 ND using a simple dial. The variable ND filter lets you shoot with large apertures and/or slower shutter speeds when outside in daylight or in other bright environments.
Connectivity
The camcorder offers a variety of connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI, USB, composite output, timecode input/output, and genlock input. The 3G-SDI connector is able to output the 1080/59.94p or 50p signal. Down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is possible. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device.
Multi-Interface Shoe
Accessories taking their power from the Multi-Interface Shoe can be switched on and off from the camcorder. Also, if an optional UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone receiver is connected, power supply and cable-free audio signal input is possible, minimizing the need for extra batteries and removing the need for additional cabling.
OLED Viewfinder and 3.5" LCD Panel
This 0.5-inch type OLED viewfinder features a 1024 x 768 resolution and displays images with deep blacks, accurate colors, and a high native contrast ratio. The high resolution of the viewfinder allows better precision of manual focus operations. The 3.5" type UHD resolution LCD panel provides easy viewing in a wide range of lightning conditions.
UPC: 027242884656
In the Box
Sony PXW-X160 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
  • Lens Hood
  • EVF Large Eyecup
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Connecting Cable
  • IR Remote Commander
  • Lithium Battery (for IR Remote Commander)
  • AC Adapter
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 2 x AC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • MEAD-SD02 SDHC/SDXC Card Adapter for XDCAM EX Camcorders / Equipment
  • CD-ROM (Operating Instructions in PDF)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera
    Imaging Device 3 x 1/3" type Exmor CMOS sensor
    Effective Pixels (H x V) 1920 x 1080
    Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
    Sensitivity F9 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
    F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
    Minimum Illumination 0.12lx (typical), 1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +18 dB gain, 16 frame accumulation, Gamma off, 100% video level
    0.02lx (typical), 1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +18 dB gain, 16 frame accumulation, Gamma on, 50% video level
    S/N Ratio 60 dB (Y) (typical)
    Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, AGC
    Gamma Curve Selectable
    Shutter Speed 1/32 to 1/2000 sec
    Slow Shutter: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 16 frames
    White Balance Present (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
    Built-In ND Filters Clear
    1/4
    1/16
    1/64
    Linear variable ND, approx. 1/4 to 1/128
    Lens
    Type Fixed
    Zoom Ratio 25x (optical), servo/manual
    Focal Length 3.7 to 92.5 mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26 to 650 mm
    Aperture f/1.6 to f/11, and closed
    Focus Autofocus / manual focus selectable
    Minimum Focus Distance Wide (Macro ON): 0.39" (10 mm)
    Tele (Macro ON): 31.5" (800 mm)
    Image Stabilizer ON/OFF/ACTIVE selectable, shift lens
    Filter Diameter 82 mm
    Recording
    Video Recording Format XAVC-Intra
    1920x1080 59.94i: 111 Mbps max
    1920x1080 50i: 112 Mbps max
    1920x1080 29.97p: 111 Mbps max
    1920x1080 25p: 112 Mbps max
    1920x1080 23.98p: 89 Mbps max
    1280x720 59.94p: 111 Mbps max
    1280x720 50p: 112 Mbps max

    XAVC-Long
    1920x1080 59.94i, 50i: 50/35/25 Mbps max
    1920x1080 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 50/35 Mbps max
    1280x720 59.94p, 50p: 50 Mbps max

    MPEG HD422
    1920x1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 50 Mbps max
    1280x720 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 50 Mbps max

    MPEG HD420
    1920x1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 35Mbps max
    1440x1080 59.94i, 50i: 35 Mbps max
    1280x720 59.94p, 50p: 35Mbps max

    AVCHD
    1920x1080 59.94p, 50p: 28 Mbps max
    1920x1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 24 Mbps max
    1280x720 59.94p, 50p: 24 Mbps max

    DVCAM
    720x480 59.94i: 25 Mbps
    720x576 50i: 25 Mbps
    Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC-Intra 1920x1080: 1 to 60 frames (29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
    XAVC-Intra 1280x720: 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p)
    XAVC-Long1920x1080:1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
    XAVC-Long 1280x720: 1 to 120 frames (59.94p, 50p)
    HD422 1920x1080: 1 to 30 frames (29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
    HD422 1280x720: 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
    Audio Recording Format XAVC-Intra: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    XAVC-Long: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    MPEG HD422: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    MPEG HD420 HQ: LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels

    AVCHD:
    LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    Dolby Digital 16-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    Dolby Digital Stereo Creator employed

    DVCAM: LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    Recording Time XAVC-Intra:
    Approx. 120 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 60 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 30 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    XAVC-Long 50:
    Approx. 240 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 120 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 60 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    XAVC-Long 35:
    Approx. 340 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 170 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 85 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    XAVC-Long 25:
    Approx. 440 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 220 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 110 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    MPEG HD422:
    Approx. 240 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 120 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 60 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    MPEG HD420 HQ:
    Approx. 360 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 180 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 90 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    AVCHD:
    Approx. 290 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 145 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    Approx. 70 minutes (16 GB memory card)
    DVCAM:
    Approx. 440 minutes (128 GB memory card)
    Approx. 220 minutes (64 GB memory card)
    Approx. 110 minutes (32 GB memory card)
    Interface
    Audio Input 2 x XLR 3-pin, female, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V switchable
    MIC: -50 dBu / 3 kOhms
    LINE: +4 dBu / 10 kOhms
    Audio Output 1 x 3.5 mm
    SDI Output 1 x 3G-SDI, BNC connector
    HDMI Output 1 x HDMI, Type A
    Composite Output / GENLOCK-IN 1 x BNC connector, HD-Y / HD-SYNC / composite signal / GENLOCK IN
    USB 1 x USB 2.0, mini-B (mass-storage)
    1 x Type A (host)
    Timecode Input & Output 1 x BNC connector
    Remote 1 x 2.5 mm
    DC Input 1 x DC jack
    Shoe Mounts 1 x Multi Interface Shoe
    Headphone Output 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
    Built-In Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
    Monitoring
    Viewfinder 0.5" (1.27 cm) type color OLED
    1024 x 768 resolution
    Approx. 2.36 million dots
    LCD 3.5" (8.89 cm) color LCD monitor
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Approx. 1.56 million dots
    Recording Media
    Slots 2 x ExpressCard/34; supports SxS PRO+ and SxS-1 memory cards
    General
    Power Requirements 19.5 VDC (AC Adaptor)
    14.4 VDC (battery pack)
    Power Consumption Approx. 19.9 W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)
    Battery Operating Time With battery pack BP-U90: approx. 4 hours (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)

    With battery pack BP-U60: approx. 2 hours, 35 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)

    With battery pack BP-U30: approx. 1 hours, 15 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.54 x 7.93 x 16.22" (19.15 x 20.15 x 41.20 cm), without protrusions
    Weight Approx. 5.95 lb (2.7 kg); body only
    Approx. 7.05 lb (3.2 kg); with lens hood, eyecup, battery pack BP-U30, SxS memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 10.7 x 10.7"

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