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Sony HDR-CX220
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Sony HDR-CX220 Camcorder

8.9MP 1/5.8 178g Oct 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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25 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony medium total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony HDR-CX220 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert website Gogi.in wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-CX220 “This camcorder is light weight, comes with Exmor R CMOS sensor and is priced at Rs”.

Good Size

One Sony HDR-CX220 owner thought the Sony HDR-CX220 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 video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX220 which are not Full HD, the HDR-CX220 is Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to consider including the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price], or the Camileo P20[pl_2251043_price] both from Toshiba or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX220 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX220 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Olympus LS-20M[plb_1691558_price], and the Philips CAM150PK/00[plb_1394755_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-CX220 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX220 also have an HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Sony NEX-FS700R[plb_2635479_price], and the Toshiba Camileo X150[plb_1474876_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX220 has a fairly big optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-CX220. Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX220 the optical zooms range from 1x to 52x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

If this medium total megapixels video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] (40x and higher rated), or the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] (40x and higher rated) both from JVC.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX220 has one of the bigger digital zooms (320 times zoom factor) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 140x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 320x (digital) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price], the HDR-CX240[pl_2109552_price], and the HDR-CX290E[pl_2080143_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also 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 also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HDR-CX220 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this camcorder support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-CX220.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5. At 10, the Sony HDR-CX220 has a very high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Nine Scene Modess

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

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The HDR-CX220 has a greater number of exposure modes than most similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on video cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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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 type and age.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at including the HDR-PJ50E[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on video cameras of this age and spec.

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32 Extra/Smart Zooms

Most camcorders of this type and age have between 17 and 54 extra/Smart zooms, including the HDR-CX220 which has 32 extra/Smart zooms.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 24 Mbit/s and 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 similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-CX220.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on video cameras of this type and age.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution(s)

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 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony camcorder also supports a still image resolution(s) of 2992 x 2240. Across all video cameras that were released more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently found image formats supported on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HDR-CX220 is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on video cameras of this age and type.

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8 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%. This puts this medium total megapixels video camera in the bottom 17% of all the video cameras of this age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX220 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX220 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at include the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The HDR-CX220 is not 3D. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX220 are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_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

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX220, the HDR-CX220 does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX220, the Sony HDR-CX220 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector which you might want to consider including the PJ200E[pl_363159_price], the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-CX220 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price], the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of video cameras of this type and age range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Sony HDR-CX220 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX220.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.29 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX220 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX220. Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX220 have effective megapixels (image)s of between 1.3MP and 16MP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX220

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium total megapixels video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX220 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX220.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M32[plb_89683_price], and the Sony PJ200E[plb_363159_price] is also worth considering.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might 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 also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

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

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Shooting Modes
Minimum Illumination
Camera Playback
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Manual Focus
Aperture Range (F-F)
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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