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Sony HDR-CX220
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Sony HDR-CX220 Camcorder

8.9MP 1/5.8 178g Sep 2013
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21 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 3,509 expert and user reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium sensor size camcorders range.

Good Size

One customer reckoned that this camcorder was a good weight.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX220, the HDR-CX220 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Sony HDR-CX440 ($297.99), or the Philips CAM150.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX220 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX220.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E, or the Philips CAM101 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-CX220 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX220.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E, or the Philips CAM101 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX220 is 23x. With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX220 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX220 is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. With a digital zoom of 320 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX220 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 320x (digital) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ240, the HDR-CX240 ($199.99), or the HDR-CX290 all from Sony.

If this Sony video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HDR-PJ330 (350x and higher rated), the HDR-PJ530 (350x and higher rated), or the HDR-CX330 ($425.98) (350x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX220 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this video camera support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX220.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The HDR-CX220 has a greater number of scene modes than most medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This Sony camcorder has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX220. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this camcorder.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 10, the HDR-CX220 has one of the higher maximum aperture values amongst camcorders of this age. The maximum aperture values of medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX220 range from 2.5 to 34.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX220 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ50, the Olympus LS-20M, or the Toshiba Camileo X150 which has better reviews.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HDR-CX220 is more than most video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX220.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX220 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX220. This camcorder also supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX220 the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Small

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the widths range from 17mm to 270mm, and the average width is 67mm. At only 52.5 millimeters, the HDR-CX220 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Sony camcorder has an average expert rating of 60% based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com. The expert review sites don't rate this video camera very highly.

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX220, the HDR-CX220 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the HS900, or the HDC-SD90 both from Panasonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the HDR-CX220 is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the HDC-SD90, or the HDC-Z10000E both from Panasonic or the Philips CAM150 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX220, the HDR-CX220 does not have a night mode.

Other video cameras which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HDC-SD90, or the Aiptek 3D i2 ($149.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-CX220 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX220 are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Panasonic HX-A100 ($289.95), or the GE DV1 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-CX220 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the HDR-PJ200, or the HDR-PJ240 both from Sony or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Sony HDR-CX220 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony video camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this video camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX220 have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels. The HDR-CX220 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-CX220 is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of this age and type. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.5MP. The HDR-CX220 has a quite low megapixel count (only 2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX220.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX220

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX220 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX220.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung HMX-QF30, the Canon Vixia HF M32, or the Sony HDR-PJ200.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Rollei Movieline Live 100 (3" and higher rated), the Sony HDR-PJ530 (3" and higher rated), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The HDR-CX220 has a fairly typical weight (178 grams) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Aspect Ratio
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Shooting Mode
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aperture Range
Extra/Smart Zoom

Expert Reviews

(5)
11 July 2013

The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer...

10 July 2013

The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer...

7 June 2013

The Sony HDR-CX220E camcorder can capture still images in 8.9MP resolution and can record Full HD (1080p) videos. This camcorder is light weight, comes with Exmor R CMOS sensor and is priced at... Read more…

Filmati Full HD
Impostazioni automatiche
Zoom
Sensore CMOS Exmor R
Obiettivo Carl Zeiss VarioTessar
Risoluzione display
No flash
Stabilizzatore elettrico
16 June 2014

Máy quay Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 là m?t máy quay nh? g?n và có m?t m?c giá h?p d?n, ??ng th?i nó c?ng cho video Full HD v?i âm thanh stereo, và cho hình ?nh ?? phân gi?i 8.9 megapixel....

The Sony Handycam HDRC 220 is cheap, small, and lightweight
The Sony Handycam HDR-C 220 is cheap, small, and lightweight
Gi r Thit k gn, nh Video Full HD vi m thanh stereo
Graba en Full HD y tiene un gran rendimiento an con poca luz
Cuenta con un USB integrado para facilitar el traslado de archivos y tambin recargar la batera
Poor video quality and a minimalist set of features disappoint
Cht lng video ch mc trung bnh kh Khng c n flash
No cuenta con memoria interna ni flash
26 May 2013

Si buscas portabilidad, calidad y conectividad, es una cámara fácil de usar y que te dará excelente calidad de video. Es útil para captar todos los momentos importantes de la vida diaria y...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrcx220, plr td20, plr pj50, plr td30, plr p260, plr pj30, plr cx260, plr pj580, plr pj30v, plr cx360, plr xr260, plr pj650, plr pj260, plr cx430, hdrcx220e, plr td20v, plr pj760, plr pj50v, plr cx560, plr td30v, plr pj790, plr pj430, plr p260v, plr cx760, plr pj650v, plr pj260v, plr cx430v, plr pj760v, plr cx560v, plr pj790v
Barcodes 00027242863620, 00027242863637, 00027242863644, 00027242863651, 00190341817259, 00905524923902, 00989898764341, 04905524923889, 04905524923896, 04905524923902, 04905524923971, 04905524924015, 04905524924053, 04905524924060
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