The Sony HDR-XR160E Full HD PAL Camcorder is a mid-range high def cam for those looking to do more with their video. Aside from capturing 1920 x 1080/50p HD footage, the XR160 puts tools like a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a 3.0" touch screen LCD, 42x Extended Zoom, and optical image stabilization with Active Mode at your fingertips. No matter what format you choose to shoot in, the camera records to a 160GB hard disk drive. You can also save your video to Sony's Memory Stick media or SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
A number of shooting controls also come in handy for making your videos the best they can be. Tracking Focus locks onto a specific subject, while Intelligent Auto automatically sets the camera for your situation. Other noteworthy features and functions of the XR160 include 5.1 channel surround sound audio recording and Clear Phase stereo speakers, among others. When you're all done shooting, additional features like Event Browse and Direct Copy come to your aid for fast retrieval and archiving of your footage.
1920 x 1080 Full HD 50p Recording with 3Mp Still Images
1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony full high definition quality. Capable of 1080/50p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
160GB Hard Disk Drive
A built-in 160GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 67 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode). In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by helping to prevent any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped.
Wide Angle G Lens
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
42x Extended Zoom
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Back-Illuminated 'Exmor R' CMOS Sensor
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
3.0" Touch Screen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object.
Event Browse Groups Photos and Videos
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions
Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording.
Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.
Intelligent Auto - 90 Different Scene Combinations Possible
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod.
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features.
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer and Charging
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it.
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
Sony HDR-XR160E Camcorder PAL
AC-L200 AC Adapter / Charger
NP-FV50 InfoLITHIUM V Series Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
Component A/V Cable
A/V Connecting Cable
CD-ROM Handycam Application Software
User's Operating Guide
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