Offering 10-bit, 1080p, XAVC recording, and a 25x zoom lens with a 26mm wide angle, the Sony PXW-X160 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder is ideal for a wide range of applications including professional broadcasts, documentaries, and live events. The camcorder provides the same video recording quality and body design as the PXW-X180 but forgoes the network, GPS, and proxy recording features to deliver a more cost-effective option for shooters who don’t need these features.
Its three 1/3″ Exmor CMOS sensors provide low noise, a wide dynamic range, and support for 1080p60 video using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into existing broadcast and production workflows. Other key features of the camcorder include a 0.5″ OLED viewfinder, dual SxS memory card slots, and an electronically controlled variable ND filter.
Additionally, it features a Multi-Interface Shoe with an electronic interface that allows it to communicate and accept signals from optional accessories, such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone receivers, without requiring an XLR cable or additional power source.
Three 1/3″ Exmor CMOS Sensors
Sony G Lens with 25x Optical Zoom
XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP Recording
Dual SxS Memory Card Slots
The PXW-X160 features two SxS memory card slots offering high read and write speeds. Optional adapters are available and allow recording to your existing XQD or SD memory cards. Simultaneous recording onto two memory cards is possible (in the same recording mode only). With two record buttons, the operator can choose which card to record to, letting you use one card for recording while the other card serves as a backup. Continuous relay recording is also possible from the card in the A slot to the card in the B slot.
Note: In AVCHD recording mode, simultaneous recording and relay recording between the two memory cards are not possible.