The Sony PXW-X160, is the latest addition to the Sony XDCAM™ Series of professional camcorders. The PXW-X160 features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors and a newly developed 25x optical zoom G-Lens that extends from a 26mm wide angle. It can record in XAVC Intra and Long GOP, enabling 10-bit sampling for high-definition recordings with rich tonal expression, as well as MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps, a format widely preferred by today’s broadcasters and production houses. It can also record in MPEG HD420 at 35 Mbps, AVCHD™ and DV formats.
This advanced camcorder has been created to satisfy the needs of broadcasters, production houses and corporate and event productions, with performance and features that are ideally suited for documentaries, reality programming, events, corporate work and more. The PXW-X160 is a follow-up to the currently popular Sony HXR-NX5P and PMW-150 models, and is expected to become a strong performer in the handheld professional camcorder market. The PXW-X160 differs from the PXW-X180 that was announced earlier this year at the NAB show, in the omission of features such as wireless functionality, NFC and GPS, effectively lowering the price point while maintaining the same high level of performance.
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