What makes Panasonic HC V160 better Choice

Weight 181 190
Panasonic HC V160 is -4.74% lighter
Optical Zoom 38 30
Panasonic HC V160 has 38 optical zoom which is more than 30 optical zoom of Sony HDR CX405

What makes Sony HDR CX405 better Choice

Display 2.7 inch Wide LCD monitor 6.7 inch Clear Photo LCD
Sony HDR CX405 has 148.15% bigger screen size
Camera Resolution 2.20 MP 2.29 MP
Sony HDR CX405 has 4.09% higher camera resolution
Maximum Shutter Speed 8000 10000
Sony HDR CX405 has 10000 Max shutter speed which is faster than 8000 Max shutter speed of Panasonic HC V160

Feature Comparison of Panasonic HC V160 Vs Sony HDR CX405

Type Camcorder Camcorder
Dimensions 53 x 60 x 114 mm 54.0 x 59.5 x 128.0 mm
Weight 181g 190 g
Camera Resolution 2.20 MP 2.29 MP
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels 1920 x 1080 Pixels at 50 fps
White Balancing Auto, White Set, Sunny, Cloudy, Indoor1, Indoor2 (TTL system) Auto, Indoor, One Push, Outdoor
Image Format JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Video Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG4-AVC/H264, XAVC S format
Audio Formats Dolby Digital (2ch) Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch , MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Image Stablizer Yes, Electric Image Stabilizer Yes, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Face Detection Yes
Sensor Type BSI MOS back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Size 1/5.8 inch 1/5.8 inch
Max Resolution 3968 x 2232 Pixels 4032 x 2272 Pixels
Image Ratio w:h 16:9
Processor BIONZ X image processor
Display 2.7 inch Wide LCD monitor 6.7 inch Clear Photo LCD
Image Display Resolution 230.4K dots 230.4K dots
Lens Type Panasonic Lens ZEISS Vario-Tessar
Focal length 2.35 - 89.3 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 32.3 - 1646 mm) 26.8 - 804.0 mm
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Optical Zoom 38x 30x
Digital Zoom 100x / 2500x 350x
Auto Focus Yes, Contrast AF, Auto, Manual
Color Filter Yes, Primary (RGB) Color filter
Photography Features
Aperture Range F1.8 (W) - F4.2 (T) F1.8 (W) - F4.0 (T)
Camera Shutter Speed (Sec) 1/8000 sec (Max) & 1/25 sec (Min) 1/10000 (Max) & 1/30 (Min)
Self Timer Yes, 10 sec
Shooting Modes Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Motion Shot Video, Scene Selection (Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise & Sunset)
Metering Yes, Multi-segment
HDMI Yes, mini HDMI Yes, HDMI micro
Microphone Yes, 2ch Stereo Yes, Built-in Zoom Microphone
USB Cable Yes Yes
TV Out Composite Video Out
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC Media Type : XAVC S HD: Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher); AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Upgradable Memory Yes Yes
Battery Type 970 mAh Battery NP-BX1 Rechargeable Battery
Power Supply 5.0V AC Adaptor
Camera Features
Supported Language 10
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Additional Features Airplane Mode, Motion Shot VideoSmile Shutter technology (Dual Capture, Always On, Off), Power Save Mode

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Compare Panasonic HC V160 Vs Sony HDR CX405 side by side for all differences and similarities in specifications and features to find which is better. Panasonic HC V160 has a feature score of 0, whereas Sony HDR CX405 has a feature score of 0. The page was last updated on December 14, 2019.