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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 are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and reliability get negative comments. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-XR160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR160 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR160

 

Sony has packed a lot of great features into the small and lightweight HDR-XR160, making it easy to get quality HD video, up to 1080/60p, the best in hi-def resolution. And this camcorder won't break the bank. Other hard drive camcorders with similar...

This affordable camcorder records in full HD 1080/60p and has a large 3-inch touchscreen LCD

Its hard disk drive is only 160GB and it takes 3-megapixel digital photos

Despite having a slightly small hard drive, the HDR-XR160 is the best hard drive camcorder we reviewed.

Consumer review by: eric (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Auto focus and touch screen.

If you have big hands it can be a bit of a proble. I need to use both hands as I have thick fingers.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: mohamed (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

easy to use,lovely image and sound,quality

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: mary (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Excellent,clear movies. Light and easy to carry. Small size and attractive to look at.

Battery could last longer. In bright sunlight it is difficult to see through the viewing window. A built in alternative eye piece would be useful.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: roger (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

light small to put in pocket and have still and movie all in one

when the sun is out it is hard to see the screen with out trying to hold your hand over the screen if i had thought about it i may not have purchased it

May, 2012

Consumer review by: ewan (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

the best cam I have had. The features are easy and useful

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

160gb hard drive, good image quality but a little on the soft side, very easy to use, the on screen menu's are very intuitive.

Battery life is short, you really have to inverst in higher capacity batteries.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Edward (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Clear viewer, auto focus

Battery lasts for quite a while then dies quickly.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Picture quality

Sony shop (where i bought it) went into administration just after I did so. On/off switch failed within a month. Camera is back with Sony for repair. Found some Sony staff members very unhelpful even arrogant. Two of them did make an effort to help in...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Ali (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Best Quality

Not coverage Any format

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

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

Flash:N
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
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296

Storage

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

Video

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

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height :6.6
Weight:350
Width:5.95

White balance

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