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Old May 9th, 2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Serious problem with X160

I've only had this camera for a couple of months now and have used it 5-6 times. I also use a Libec zoom controller with it. The problem that has happened to me 3 times now is that once I hit the record button on the controller, the camera will record for 2 seconds then suddenly stop. Once I hit record again it will record and keep on going.

The first 2 times this happened I wasn't sure if maybe I (however unlikely) had accidentally hit the record button again but the other day when I used it I made sure to keep an eye on it and it shut itself off without any intervention from me.

At this point I don't know why it hasn't done it every time. I'm thinking that of the 3 times it stopped it was recording to a card that had been formatted and completely empty. The other 2 times I think the card was not totally empty but I'm not sure.

At this point I'm not sure if it may be the controller or what, but I actually bought the controller last year for use with a rental camera and didn't have any problems, so I was wondering if anyone else has seen this.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 02:11 PM   #2
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Be sure to connect remote before powering on camera. I don't own this combo, just something I'd read online

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Old May 11th, 2016, 04:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I always hook up everything before powering on so that's not it.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:14 AM   #4
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It did it again on a shoot the other night, but this time the card wasn't empty. Actually I had started the recording, stopped it, then started it again but this time it shut itself off. I wasn't paying full attention to the record light in the viewfinder (it's too small anyway) and when I did check it I had lost a couple of minutes of the shot that I wanted.

Am I the only one with this problem? This makes 2 Sony cameras that have let me down in a short period of time.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 11:40 PM   #5
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Re: Serious problem with X160

Hi Billy,

I know you prob dont want to hear it, and I only mention it because I have exactly the same cam.

My 160 has and is performing well. I do a lot of very long days on it, sometimes 12-15 hr live event type work and it hasn't let me down yet.

It does have some funny quirks though, after it powers up I now zoom all the way out and in just once.

If I dont do this, sometimes the first time I touch the zoom ring it will zoom all the way out on its own. Its almost like the ring doesnt know where the zoom is and resets.
No biggy, but a shock the first time it happens.

Overall I love this cam though, performance is amazing.
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