Sony HDR-CX160

  • Sony HDR-CX160
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  • A wide-angle lens, built-in USB cable, and consistently good automated behavior highlight the otherwise no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 camcorders.


  • Their sub-HD resolution sensor produces merely satisfactory video.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigitalVersus on 80

We're only too happy to recommend the Sony CX160 as an affordable AVCHD camcorder given its excellent lens and sensor. With plenty of internal memory, a wide-angle lens, great video and an incredible image stabilisation backing up a powerful zoom,...

By CamcorderInfo on

The Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 is a worthy successor to last year’s HDR-CX150, but Sony left us a bit disappointed in the end. We would have been supremely impressed with the CX160 if only Sony had been able to improve the performance on the little...

By cnet on 68

Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Nous recommandons sans réserve ce caméscope AVCHD vendu à un prix plutôt attractif (moins de 430 euros) vu ses performances optiques. Une bonne mémoire, un grand-angle, de belles images et un super stabilisateur qui soutient un...