The Sony PXW-X160 is an ideal camcorder for live transmission and recording,
and this is because of some excellent features that it comes with. The model comes with 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors and can record Full HD XAVC both intro and long GOP. This model also works
perfectly with other formats including MPEG HD 422 50Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35Mbps, DV, and AVCHD. It is an advancement of previous models including HXR-NX5E, PMW-150, and the HVR-Z7E.
The sensors incorporated in
the Sony PXW-X160 (1/3-inch type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors) are vital in helping the camcorder achieve a wide number of functionalities such as low noise, high resolutions for images and
videos and high sensitivity as well as a dynamic range. It makes the camcorder useable in extreme lighting conditions hence allowing for creativity and freedom of expression.
Coupling up the sensors in making the Sony PXW-X160 quite a bargain is the 25x HD professional
zoom lens that is fitted with three independent rings. These rings have a large focal length and an end-stop and allow for quick zoom functionality and change of wide-angle to the-angle during
shooting. With the Sony PXW-X160 model, you can manually control focus, zoom and iris functionalities.
The model also allows for flexibility during recording. You can switch to different file formats that the camcorder supports during recording to enhance the
quality or save on recording space. The Sony PXW- X160 is compatible with other camcorder models and allows for a smooth workflow in video editing and easy application in long-form
broadcast productions. Due to these features, it is common to find a broadcast or production houses using this camera for a wide range of applications.
The camcorder comes equipped with 2 SxS memory card slots that allow for Simul, Relay, and
independent recording. It is compatible with SxS-1 memory cards and the SxS+ PRO, SDHC, XQD or appropriate memory card adaptors. When using the Simul mode, you are recording on the two inserted memory
cards simultaneously with the Relay Mode allowing for recording of one memory card then the next after the first is full. If you lack the XLR cable, you can still connect the camera using its Multi
Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) connection. This comes with an electric interface in the mechanical attachment that allows for communication with a compatible, attached accessory.
Other Important Features
Other features that make the
Sony PXW-X160 an important and applicable camcorder for different situations include;
The Dual ND filter mechanism
that offers it flexibility. It allows for users to choose a different filter position which makes it easy and smooth for users to adapt to different shooting conditions.
High-quality XAVC Intra and long GOP recordings that are widely accepted in broadcast houses in most countries.