Compact and user-friendly, a built-in USB cable and wide-angle lens distinguish the Handycam CX130 and its siblings, the CX160 and XR160, from its competitors.
Compact, but not tiny
The CX130 and CX160 are small, but not the smallest in their class, and the XR160 is larger and heavier because of the hard drive; if you have big hands, that can be an advantage. The best feature of the camcorders is the relatively wide-angle lens, which starts around 30mm-equivalent.
In the LCD recess sit two small buttons for power and playback, as well as covered Mini-HDMI and USB connectors. the SD card slot is on the bottom--not my favorite location, and blocked if you put it on a tripod--but not bad, either.