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Sony HDR-CX160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony HDR-CX160. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the design, while some have doubts about the viewfinder and color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

reliability, color, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-CX160


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX160 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

price, usability, portability, size, image quality

durability, reliability

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX160 High-Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)Sony HDR-CX160 High-Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50


Minimum illumination:11


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 975
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 3.4 / 2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:30

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Flash memory:16384
Lens focal range:2.1 - 63 / 2.1 - 63 mm
Manual Focus: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2112 x 1584 / 2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SDHC, SDXC


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.25

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto