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Sony DCR-SX22
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Sony DCR-SX22 Camcorder

1/8 195g CCD 60x Oct 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
A Small Design That Gets The Big PictureCompact, lightweight and packed with features, take this camcorder with you to get just the shots you want from everyday moments to unexpected action... More
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REVIEW DA FILMADORA SONY DCR SX22
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16 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

DCR-SX22 owners on average rated this video camera 70 out of 100.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,510 expert and user reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium sensor size video cameras range.

Good Size

One person said that this camcorder was compact. Two years ago John Headon said “The camera had good reviews and is compact”. One Sony DCR-SX22 owner thought it was a good weight. John Headon said “Light weight and easily operated” in his review.

Easy to Use

One Sony DCR-SX22 reviewer thought the Sony DCR-SX22 was easy to use. Peter Andrews mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Handy little cam” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the DCR-SX22 is 1x and the biggest is 60x. When compared to other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the DCR-SX22, the DCR-SX22's optical zoom of 60 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DCR-SX22 is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. The DCR-SX22 has a very big digital zoom (1,800 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DCR-SX22 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DCR-SX22 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-GW66[pl_1550614_price], and the HDR-CX200[pl_1356097_price] both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The DCR-SX22 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this Sony video camera support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo HX and SDHC 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the DCR-SX22.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

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

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Has Ten Scene Modes

The DCR-SX22 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on camcorders of this type and age. The scene modes "Beach", "Candlelight", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The Sony DCR-SX22 has one of the higher maximum aperture values (6) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. Medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DCR-SX22 have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 34.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony DCR-SX22 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DCR-SX22 also have a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-GW66[plb_1550614_price], the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price], and the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DCR-SX22 is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SX22.

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Has Three Cables Included

The DCR-SX22 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the DCR-SX22. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this video camera.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Small

With a height of only 55 millimeters, the DCR-SX22 is one of the smaller camcorders of this spec and age amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. Similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 17mm and 240mm.

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18 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site parentesis.com scored this video camera 60 out of 100. Camcorder experts aren't convinced by this Sony camcorder.

A Bit Expensive

One customer wrote that it was not cheap. Keith Roberts said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The still pictures are terrible, I have other camcorders and cameras some expensive and some rock bottom cheap”.

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The DCR-SX22 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price], or the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The DCR-SX22 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age do are Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E[plb_1670403_price], or the Samsung HMX-QF20[plb_1387760_price].

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Only 1/8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony DCR-SX22 is 1/8". That's 51% less optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all camcorders of this type and age the worst optical sensor size is 2/3" and the best is 1/1.3".

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens. The DCR-SX22 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-CX200[plb_1356097_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only CCD Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Sony DCR-SX22 has a fairly small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX200[pl_1356097_price], or the HDR-PJ200[pl_363159_price] both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF M32[plb_89683_price].

If this video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Camileo S40[pl_1459563_price] (3"), or the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price] (3") both from Toshiba or the Sony HDR-CX410[plb_1481287_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the DCR-SX22 the battery capacities range from 500mAh to 5,400mAh. The DCR-SX22 has a fairly low battery capacity (only 500 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DCR-SX22.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the DCR-SX22 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 84% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras that came out around the same time as the DCR-SX22.

A 6592 x 3712 pixels maximum image resolution is the best maximum image resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The DCR-SX22 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution (only 9 megabits per second) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the DCR-SX22 is 28 Mbit/s.

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Quite Low Movie Megapixel Count

The movie megapixel count of the DCR-SX22 of only 0.49 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The movie megapixel counts of medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the DCR-SX22 range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 3.8MP.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 6Wh, and the battery capacity range from 3.6Wh to 7Wh. With a battery capacity of only 3.6 watt-hours, the Sony DCR-SX22 has one of the smaller battery capacity amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DCR-SX22 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the DCR-SX22 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] both from Panasonic or the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony DCR-SX22 does not have a night mode. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DCR-SX22 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider including the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the DCR-SX22, the DCR-SX22 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ200[pl_363159_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DCR-SX22 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DCR-SX22 are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price], or the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The DCR-SX22 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The average display resolution of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the DCR-SX22 is 370,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DCR-SX22

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Sony DCR-SX22 has a fairly average weight (195 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
Video Format
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
AV Output
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 February 2013

Esta cámara está hecha para uso familiar, para guardar momentos importantes con los seres queridos con una resolución estándar y filtros especiales...

Su fcil funcionamiento, la variedad de opciones con las 18 diferentes escenas y su buen alcance de zoom
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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 22 March 2014 by Keith roberts
(Verified Purchase)

The Sony DCR-SX22 Camcorder was without a doubt the worst camcorder I have ever had or used, It takes the most horrendous videos, all have a saw edge on the images, and the still pictures are... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2014 by John Headon
(Verified Purchase)

The camera had good reviews and is compact. I am pleased with the results of my first trial runs. Light weight and easily operated...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Karol Domaradzki
(Verified Purchase)

I've bought this just before our wedding. Very good camcorder. Small, handy, very light. Great quality movies. I found it easy to operate even without manual. Battery life is good - I've been... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Peter Lukac
(Verified Purchase)

Great zoom but the picture quality is pretty poor. And i need both, but i'm not complaing, for the price it's good...

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by Peter Andrews
(Verified Purchase)

Handy little cam.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dcrsx22, dcrsx22e, dcrsx22s, dcrsx22b, sony dcrsx22, sony dcrsx22e, sony dcrsx22eb
Barcodes 04905524901115, 04905524901122, 04905524901139, 05054230140048, 05060319630720

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