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Sony PMW160 Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS XDCAM HD422 Memory Handy Camcorder

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About the Sony PMW160

Sony continues to expand its XDCAM HD422 lineup, with the introduction of the PMW-160 XDCAM HD422 handy camcorder. The PMW-160 joins the other PMW-100/200 handheld and PMW-500 shoulder-mount camcorders and adopts the 1/3" Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensors. Its picture quality is remarkable. Also the lens, combined with the three 1/3" Exmor sensors offer 20x zoom capability with 29.5mm wide angle lens.

Three 1/3" Exmor Full HD CMOS Sensors
Equipped with the newly developed three 1/3-inch Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors, the PMW-160 achieves high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range. These capabilities are essential for the professional when shooting under extreme lighting conditions. Each sensor has 2-million effective pixels and achieves full HD 1920x1080 shooting without pixel interpolation.

Sony 20X Zoom Lens
The PMW-160 is equipped with a fixed 20X zoom lens with a wide angle of 29.5mm. With the quick electric zoom function, shooting from wide angle to tele angle is quick. The lens has three independent control rings which allows manual control of the focus, zoom and iris functions. The lens also has an image stabilizing function with shift lens mechanism. The filter diameter is 72mm. An optional Wide Converter Lens (VCL-HG0872K) is available and is sold separately.

50Mbps HD422 Recording
In the UDF/MXF recording mode, you can record Full HD video (1920x1080) at up to 50Mbps using MPEG HD422 compr ession technology and enjoy the benefits of proven, high-speed and intuitive XDCAM HD422 workflow. With the PMW-160, you can also record video in MPEG HD (420) or DVCAM format. (Note: Proxy video is not available with the PMW-160).

Supports MXF and XDCAM EX Workflows
The PMW-160 is format selectable among MPEG HD422 (50Mbps), HD420 (24, 35Mbps) and DV. The PMW-160 can be used as a handheld camcorder for various types of file-based operation because it employs both industry-standard file formats: The MXF file format (UDF formatted cards) and MP4 file format (FAT formatted cards).

3.5-inch WVGA (852x480) LCD Monitor
The PMW-160 is equipped with a large, easy-to-read, 3.5" WVGA color LCD panel. This helps users to achieve precise focusing during critical focus control, especially when shooting in HD. The LCD panel also displays various guidance in support of shooting operations. For example, it can display a histogram to visualize contrast in the shooting image, lens information to show the approximate DoF value in the current lens setting, and brightness to show the picture brightness as a percentage.

Professional SxS Memory Cards
The PMW-160 camcorder records on Sony's ultra-reliable SxS PRO and SxS-1 professional memory cards (sold separately). The cards feature high-speed data transfer to keep projects moving in post-production. For emergency backup when you're out on a shoot, you can also record onto optional Memory Stick, SD or XQD cards using the appropriate adaptors (sold separately).

Sony PMW160 Includes

  • "Sony Three 1/3"" Exmor CMOS XDCAM HD422 Memory Handy Camcorder
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Hood with Shutter Mechanism
  • Infrared Remote Control
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • CR2032 Lithium Battery (for backing up camcorder settings)
  • CR2032 Lithium Battery (for Infrared Remote Control)
  • CD-ROM
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty"

Sony PMW160 Features

  • Three 1/3" sized Full HD Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • Sony Power Zoom Lens with 20x Zoom Ratio
  • Supports XDCAM HD422 Format at 50Mbps
  • Articulated LCD and EVF with 480 Resolution
  • DVCAM for SD Recording and Playback
  • Play and Record UDF and FAT Cards
  • Built-in ND Filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 54 dB
  • Two SxS Memory Card Slots
  • Wi-Fi Remote Capability with mobile App and CBK-WA01 (sold separately)
  • Lens Hood with Shutter Mechanism

Sony PMW160 Specifications

Sensor 1/3" Exmor CMOS (x3)
S/N Ratio 54 dB
Zoom Ratio 20x
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.5-590mm
Filters Built-in ND (OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
Recording Format XDCAM HD422 at 50Mbps
1080/59.94i, 1080/29.29p, 1080/23.98p, 1080/50p, 1080/25p
720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98p, 720/50p, 720/25p
Codec HD422, HD420, DV
Recording Media SxS (x2)
File Format UDF, FAT
Viewfinder Electric Viewfinder (EVF)
Approx 1.2 million pixels
852 x 3 x 480 (HxRGBxV)
LCD Monitor 3.5" (8.9 cm) color LCD
852 x 3 x 480 (HxRGBxV)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Wi-Fi Yes
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