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Sony DCR-SX22E
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Sony DCR-SX22E Camcorder

8.9MP 1/8 195g CCD Feb 2013
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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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10 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, DCR-SX22 owners rated this camcorder 70 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 3,411 expert and owner reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its camcorders.

Good Size

One Sony DCR-SX22 owner said that the Sony DCR-SX22 was compact. John Headon mentioned in his review of the Sony DCR-SX22 on Amazon “The camera had good reviews and is compact” and rated it 80 out of 100. One person wrote that the product was a good weight. John Headon said on Amazon “Light weight and easily operated”.

Easy to Use

One Sony DCR-SX22 reviewer who bought this camcorder considered that it was easy to use. Three years ago Peter Andrews wrote “Handy little cam” in his review of the Sony DCR-SX22 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the Sony DCR-SX22 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the DCR-SX22. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DCR-SX22 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], the JVC GY-HM150[plb_1772453_price], and the HTC RE Digital Camera[plb_2962211_price] is also worth considering.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Sony DCR-SX22 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Most camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also support MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC compatible memory cardss. 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 compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the DCR-SX22.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is Not supported.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The DCR-SX22 has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DCR-SX22.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], the Canon ZR50MC[plb_2109828_price], or the Panasonic HC-V270EB[plb_2962226_price].

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The Sony DCR-SX22 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SX22. The cables includeds "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 commonly found display on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website parentesis.com scored this Sony video camera 60 out of 100. The video camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this Sony camcorder.

A Bit Expensive

One Sony DCR-SX22 reviewer concluded that the Sony DCR-SX22 was not cheap. Keith Roberts said in his Sony DCR-SX22 review on Amazon “The still pictures are terrible, I have other camcorders and cameras some expensive and some rock bottom cheap”.

Only 1/8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the DCR-SX22 is 1/8". That's 51% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91". Across all comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DCR-SX22 the worst optical sensor size is 2/3" and the best is 1/1.3".

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony DCR-SX22 does not have an HDMI.

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], the Panasonic AG-HPX600[plb_1974580_price], or the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

The DCR-SX22 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DCR-SX22 are also not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], the GoPro Hero 3+[plb_2666023_price], or the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

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

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to look at including the PMWEX3[pl_1584436_price], the HXR-NX30[pl_1584491_price], or the PMW100[pl_1584492_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DCR-SX22 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 90% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

The best maximum image resolution across comparable types of video camera is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Not Waterproof

The DCR-SX22 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Air Pro Lite ActION[pl_2962206_price], or the Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[pl_2962229_price] both from ION or the HTC RE Digital Camera[plb_2962211_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Sony DCR-SX22 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SX22 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Sony DCR-SX22 does not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the F-500[pl_2962207_price], or the F-500G[pl_2962220_price] both from HP or the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

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

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DCR-SX22E

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Sony released the DCR-SX22.

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the DCR-SX22 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SX22.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Polaroid iD1880[plb_2962197_price] (2.70078886" and higher rated), the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price] (2.7165369" and higher rated), or the Sony HDR-GW66E[plb_1550614_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The DCR-SX22 has a pretty standard weight (195 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DCR-SX22.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Number of CCDs
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
AV Output

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
El material que obtendrs no est en alta definicin

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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