Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 Camcorder Review

Follows up last year’s model nicely, but doesn’t really make any big steps forward.



The Handycam HDR-CX160 is a small, entry-level HD camcorder from Sony that retails for $499. The camcorder is an update of last year's HDR-CX150, and we were impressed by the additions and enhancements Sony made to the new model, which include a 1080/60p record mode, 30x optical zoom lens, and a 3-inch touchscreen LCD.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color Performance
  4. Low Light Performance
  5. Motion Performance
  6. Sharpness Performance
  7. Ease of Use
  8. Handling
  9. Controls
  10. Recording Options
  11. Hardware
  12. Other Features
  13. Canon Vixia HF R21 Comparison
  14. Panasonic HDC-TM90 Comparison
  15. Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Photo Gallery