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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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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Reasonably Priced

One customer who bought the product considered that it was good value for money. Gogi.in said “This camcorder is light weight, comes with Exmor R CMOS sensor and is priced at Rs” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX220.

Good Size

One Sony HDR-CX220 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good weight.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

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

Other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], or the Sony HDR-CX440[plb_1543751_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX220 is Full HD. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX220 also are Full HD.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E[plb_1670403_price], or the Samsung HMX-QF20[plb_1387760_price] 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 comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX220.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price], or the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX220 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of camcorders of this age and type is 23x.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX220 have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x. With a digital zoom of 320 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX220 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX220.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 320x (digital) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX240[pl_2109552_price], the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price], or the HDR-CX290[pl_2080143_price] all from Sony.

If this medium sensor size camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] (350x), the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] (350x), or the HDR-CX330[pl_2206005_price] (350x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX220 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of this spec and age support an SD memory card. This Sony camcorder also support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX220 is 1.8 and the highest is 34. The HDR-CX220 has one of the highest maximum aperture values (10) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX220 is more than most camcorders of this type and age. This Sony camcorder has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX220. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX220, the HDR-CX220 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-GW66[pl_1550614_price], or the HDR-CX440[pl_1543751_price] both from Sony or the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price].

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-CX220 is more than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This video camera has a BIONZ image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 comparable age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX220 is 28 Mbit/s, and the bitrates at maximum video resolution range from 9 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s. At 28 megabits per second, the HDR-CX220 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX220.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-CX220 is 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this Sony camcorder supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all camcorders of this age and spec 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 frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 60 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this medium sensor size camcorder very highly.

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX220 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-CX220 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at 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 also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-CX220 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price], or the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX220, the HDR-CX220 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think 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 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX220, the Sony HDR-CX220 is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might 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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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the HDR-CX220 is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this camcorder.

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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 video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX220. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-CX220 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX220. Similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX220 have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX220

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX220 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-CX220 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX220.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available including the Samsung HMX-QF30[plb_1535885_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price] (3"), the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (3"), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 178 grams, the Sony HDR-CX220 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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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
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Aspect Ratio
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Shooting Mode
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Playback
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Aperture Range
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable

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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