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Sony HDR-CX220

£109.99
A good value for money 8.9 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
8.9MP 1" Yes 178g Oct 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-CX220 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX220 number 21 in best selling camcorders and number 35 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 67?

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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high maximum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Only 1" optical sensor size
Does not have a built-in flash

Sony HDR-CX220 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX220 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 6,121 owner and expert reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money


Features

Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-CX220 of 32x is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The HDR-CX220's maximum aperture number of 10 is in the highest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Sony HDR-CX220's total megapixels of 8.9MP is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX220 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX220 has a face detection, which is unusual. 73% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Tripod Mountable

The HDR-CX220 is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of camcorders which are not tripod mountable.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX220 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3984 x 2240. That's 16% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 video camera, which is the most common resolution supported by camcorders. In addition, this Sony camcorder supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Camcorders still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Photo Mode

The Sony HDR-CX220 features photo mode. 76% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX220 features smile detection, which is unusual. 90% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX220 features manual focus. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-CX220 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX220 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX220 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HDR-CX220 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 25% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of video cameras range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX220's digital zoom of 320x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The HDR-CX220's weight of 178g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX220 in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony viprbhdrcx220blue, sony hdrcx220s, hdrcx220e
Barcodes 00027242863620, 00027242863637, 00027242863644, 00027242863651, 00190341817259, 00905524923902, 04905524923889, 04905524923896, 04905524923902, 04905524923971, 04905524924015, 04905524924053, 04905524924060

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