Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 16 GB Camcorder - Black
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 16 GB Camcorder - Black

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  • Media Format: SDHC/SD Internal flash memory
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 4.2 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 350x
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 30x
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 16 GB Camcorder - Black

Capture your special moments with the Sony HDR-CX160 video camera to relive those memories over and over again. Equipped with a 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display, this 16 GB Sony camcorder ensures effortless framing of shots. With an optical zoom of 30x, this HD camcorder captures distant subjects with clarity. Plus, the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor in the Sony HDR-CX160 video camera ensures excellent quality videos even in low-light conditions. An Optical SteadyShot image stabilization feature in this Sony camcorder gives you blur-free videos even in case of jerks. What’s more, you can capture distortion-free, natural sounds with this HD camcorder that has a wind noise reduction feature.

Consumer Reviews


Sony HDR-CX160 Needs better software & Mac support!

byjjbraunius May 9, 2011
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Pros Lightweight, image stabilization, stereo mic, mic input
Cons aliasing, mts format, bad software, proprietary formats, no Mac support
Recommended it? No

I bought this cam to record live shows as I play in several bands and in the promo video it showed it capturing wonderful band quality sound and picture. This as it seems happens only in commercials.

The main selling points of this model are the 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video recording, 3MP... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Night Mode Yes
Color Black
Shooting Modes Digital Photo Mode

Other Features

High Definition Video Support 1080p
Additional Features Still Shot Capability • Color Viewfinder • x.v.Color technology • Smile Detection technology • face detection • Dolby Digital Stereo Creator • display brightness control • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Dynamic Range Optimizer • Date/Time Stamp • Golf Shot Function • Scene Detection Technology • Auto Power Save • Built-In Speaker • Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording • Backlight Compensation • Takes Photos While Movie Recording • Exif Print Support • Touch-Screen Control
Face Detection Yes
Widescreen Video Capture Yes

File Format

Still Image Format JPEG
Digital Video Format MPEG-2 • AVCHD


Effective Still Resolution 3.3 MP
Effective Video Resolution 1.7 MP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Battery Description Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Battery Manufacturer Sony NP-FV50
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported MS Windows 7 • MS Windows Vista • MS Windows XP SP3


Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card
Connector Types 1 x remote control
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - stereo


Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Rotating
Screen Size 3"
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color


Depth 4.49 in.
Width 2.09 in.
Height 2.24 in.


Viewfinder Type None

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed HQ • FX • LP
Supported Flash Memory SDXC Memory Card • Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 • Memory Stick PRO Duo • SDHC Memory Card • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo • SD Memory Card
Integrated Memory size 16 GB


Exposure Modes Automatic • Program
Max Shutter Speed 1/10000 sec
Min Illumination 3 lux
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Filter Size 37 mm
Focal Length Range 2.1mm - 63mm
Lens System Features Built-in lens shield
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type Exmor R CMOS • CMOS
Optical Sensor Qty 1
Sensor Size 1/4"

Key Features

Media Format SDHC/SD • Internal flash memory
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 4.2 MP
Digital Zoom 350x
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 30x
Storage Type Internal & Removable
Weight 8.8 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 027242820210
Model HDR-CX160

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