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Sony HDR-XR160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Sony HDR-XR160. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good reviews. There are some less positive reviews about the viewfinder and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

battery, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-XR160


alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR160 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and zoom. The price and portability also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR160 High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)Sony HDR-XR160 High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Battery voltage:7.2


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, POR
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01
Normal focusing range:0.8

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):3.3
Effective megapixels (movie):2.2
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3

Lens System

Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1095
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: Yes
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Other features

Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):HD:3.3, STD:3
Spotlight: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Shutter speed (photo):1/6 - 1/6000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296


Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:160


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Capture modes:FH, FXP, HQ, LP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1440 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.6

White balance

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