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Sony DCR-IP220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Sony DCR-IP220. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and battery. The size and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the zoom and reliability.

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price, reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-IP220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-IP220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The size and usability also get good views.

usability, size, battery, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV Digital Camcorder [MICROMV in/out]Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV Digital Camcorder [MICROMV in/out]

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-IP220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the connectivity and design are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the durability and zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, design, connectivity

price, reliability, zoom, durability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRIP220 MicroMV 2.11-MegaPixel CCD Bluetooth CamcorderSony DCRIP220 MicroMV 2.11-MegaPixel CCD Bluetooth Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DCR-IP220

 

The Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV(tm) Handycam is the world's first 2.1-megapixel CCD camcorder and offers 530 lines of horizontal video resolution to produce stunning video clarity and definition of even the subtlest colors. In addition to advanced video cap

The bottom line is that this is a good camcorder for home users and for those that want to snap the occassional still image or movie clip for email attachment. It's small and lightweight and packed with some great digital video features and has an excelle

Jun, 2003

Expert review by: Eamon Hickey (cnet.com)

Sony DCR-IP review: Sony DCR-IP

 

Stylish and amazingly compact; innovative design; built-in flash and low-power video light; flexible low-light shooting.

Limited choice in editing apps for MicroMV video format; lens has fairly narrow angle of view; no accessory shoe or external microphone jack.

This Sony is a tiny, very cool camcorder for the well-heeled video hobbyist who doesn't mind some compatibility limitations.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV

 

A fabulous all in one imaging device to replace your old camcorder and aging digital still camera.

Superior stills, Innovative design, Quality video format (MICROMV), High fun factor

Editing limitations of MICROMV

We captured (via FireWire) and edited the MICROMV format video using Sony's MovieShaker 3.1 editing software. Only Windows 2000, ME and XP are supported. MovieShaker has a conventional storyboard/timeline editor and an automatic movie creation feature...

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: kclaytor (shopping.com)

Not the best, price too high

 

For the price, this camcorder is not that impressive. The pictures it takes in still mode aren't even that great. It's just out dated. I would not recommend this product because you can get a much better one now for much less money. I have used this...

Durable trusted brand

Out dated, price is TOO HIGH

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: whiteowl (epinions.com)

MicroMV IP 220 Nightmares

 

Camera is easy to use, small, nice lens

Who cares how good the camera is-you can't download video and work with it.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: whiteowl (shopping.com)

MicroMV IP 220 Nightmares

 

I am extremely disappointed with the software bundled with the Micro MV camcorder. Pixela Image Mixer and Movie Shaker for Sony are so problematic, I have yet to successfully import a full-length video with it. After a few minutes, the recording stops,...

Camera is easy to use, small, nice lens

Who cares how good the camera is-you can't download video and work with it

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: kckc777 (pricegrabber.com)

Love this camera, great video, great stills. Great ...

 

Love this camera, great video, great stills. Great hook-ups, many opptions for recording, oh yeah, fantastic night shooting. Good job Sony on this camcorder!! Hope the life of this camera is as strong as is its performance is.

Everything on this thing is great. Perfect size, features, and performance. No need to buy much more than a battery

None, except price drop right after I bought it. A fire wire [ 1394 cable] would also be a nice item in box

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: kckc777 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV Camcorder

 

Love this camera, great video, great stills.

Everything on this thing is great. Perfect size, features, and performance. No need to buy much more than a battery.

None, except price drop right after I bought it. A fire wire [ 1394 cable] would also be a nice item in box.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: kckc777 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV

 

Love this camera, great video, great stills. Great hook-ups, many opptions for recording, oh yeah, fantastic night shooting. Good job Sony on this camcorder!! Hope the life of this camera is as strong as is its performance is.

Everything on this thing is great. Perfect size, features, and performance. No need to buy much more than a battery.

None, except price drop right after I bought it. A fire wire [ 1394 cable] would also be a nice item in box.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: lasid3 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-IP220 MICROMV

 

Overall great fun to use and gives sharp video and still pics. Really cool camera! Fits nicely in hand but not too small. View finder with touch screen on the back is way better than on the side. Great desing.

Excellent design. Great quality video and stills. Easy to use, feels good, luv the touch screen. Compact package.

Battery life (as usual)is never enough. Need to have a spare. A litle pricey, but worth it.

Jan, 2004
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Product Specifications

The world's first 2.11 megapixel digital camcorder is here, and it's from Sony. Sony's revolutionary DCR-IP220 Network Handycam Camcorder uses MICROMV technology to deliver exceptional video and still image quality in an incredibly compact and ingeniously designed package. Not only does the DCR-IP220 record exceptional video at 530 lines of resolution, but also the still image resolution is unprecedented for a Sony Handycam camcorder at 1600x1200 (2 megapixels)! This unit features an all-new design with the 2-1/2" SwivelScreen color LCD mounted on the back, making it even easier to see the action as it happens. And video and still images on Memory Stick Media can be easily emailed or posted to the Internet, right from the camera, using Bluetooth networking technology!

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):130min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Webcam capability: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6cm
Height:7.6cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:9.8cm

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:IP220/IP220E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.08
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:2.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):4.5 - 45
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.1
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD
Sensor Resolution:2.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:8
Horizontal resolution:530

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Horizontal wipe / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Stripe
Media Type:Micro MV tape
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.62
Height :9.86
Weight:512.6
Width:13.7