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Sony HDR-XR160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Sony HDR-XR160. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

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battery, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-XR160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR160 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The price and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR160 High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)Sony HDR-XR160 High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)

Aug, 2017

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR160

 

Sony has packed a lot of great features into the small and lightweight HDR-XR160, making it easy to get quality HD video, up to 1080/60p, the best in hi-def resolution. And this camcorder won't break the bank. Other hard drive camcorders with similar...

This affordable camcorder records in full HD 1080/60p and has a large 3-inch touchscreen LCD

Its hard disk drive is only 160GB and it takes 3-megapixel digital photos

Despite having a slightly small hard drive, the HDR-XR160 is the best hard drive camcorder we reviewed.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

SONY HDRXR160 Black 1/4" CMOS 3.0" 230K LCD 30X Optical Zoom Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder

 

Why do companies have to put less of something important with something good? In this case a roomy hard drive but only 2 hour battery, really depressive. It is same if computer had great CPU and video card but only 256 memory, which a certain company...

Works like it is intended to. Have only had for 2 months, but nothing has broken yet. The zoom is impressive. The hard drive is what sold me on this

I did not see any mention of battery life while I was shopping for this camera, really wish the company would have put a better battery on, the one they send is only good for 2 hours, kind of defeats my purpose of getting a camera with a hard drive. If...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Sandra (rakuten.com)

Sandra

 

We love this camera. Sharp video and audio.

Consumer review by: eric (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Auto focus and touch screen.

If you have big hands it can be a bit of a proble. I need to use both hands as I have thick fingers.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: mohamed (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

easy to use,lovely image and sound,quality

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: mary (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Excellent,clear movies. Light and easy to carry. Small size and attractive to look at.

Battery could last longer. In bright sunlight it is difficult to see through the viewing window. A built in alternative eye piece would be useful.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: roger (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

light small to put in pocket and have still and movie all in one

when the sun is out it is hard to see the screen with out trying to hold your hand over the screen if i had thought about it i may not have purchased it

May, 2012

Consumer review by: ewan (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

the best cam I have had. The features are easy and useful

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

160gb hard drive, good image quality but a little on the soft side, very easy to use, the on screen menu's are very intuitive.

Battery life is short, you really have to inverst in higher capacity batteries.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Edward (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-XR160E

 

Clear viewer, auto focus

Battery lasts for quite a while then dies quickly.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Video

HD type:Full HD