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Sony DCR SR 220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony DCR SR 220. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, size

battery, price, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR SR 220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-SR220

 

The DCR-SR220 is the headlining star of Sony's standard-definition handycam line-up. In other words, it's a big fish in an increasingly small pond. Wi...

Premium quality standard-def video, user-friendly touch-screen interface, 60GB HDD + memory stick slot for additional 'hybrid' recording

1399 is a tad pricey for an SD camcorder

Sony's DCR-SR220 offers impressive picture quality and versatile recording options, along with a host of user-friendly features. If you value lots of storage space over full HD resolution, then this standard-def offering has plenty to recommend it.

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Cameron (sony.com)

Ok camera for beginners

 

"I bought this camera about 5 months ago. I am very disappointed with the lowlight filming for this camera. I was looking for a camera to film low light videos with, but the quality looks horrible. I has cool features though like filming in 240 fps,...

Great Quality for outdoor shooting, cool features

HORRIBLE low light filming

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: runningdaddy (sony.com)

poor video quality in doors

 

"I did some research before making this purchase, wish I'd done a little more. This unit is easy to use, great quality, huge hard drive to store lots of video. Unfortunately, the video quality is not quite what we expected, especially from a Sony...

ease of use

poor video quality indoors

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (pricegrabber.com)

Samsung DVD Camcorder, modelSC-DX103

 

Salesman recommended this camera to me. The buttons are simple but for the price and so called options- difficult to figure out which button is used for the options, Very unimpressive. Price was $50.0

None

Buttons too small, options do not work, takes too long to start recording.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: akbonde (pricegrabber.com)

DCR-SR220 handycam

 

This is my first digital handycam (I had VHS camcorder since 1994). I can use this as still camera as well (no need to carry another still camera). 60GB HD should go long way for me. I purchased memory Stick for Still pictures easy transfer. Overall I...

60GB hard drive, excellent still pictures at 4MP. Turns an fast and easy to use. Night vision feature is cool

Original Battery does not last long, additional battery is must. Charging on camera is not prefferable, need seperate charger. 15X optical zoom is OK but more would have been better

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: sakwins (pricegrabber.com)

Great Handycam and Camera

 

This HDD Handycam is very compact and lightweight to operate. 1/5" CMOS Sensor and Bionz Image Processing provides higher resolution than standard handycams which are 1/6" CMOS. Face deduction technology is a good advantage. 15x optical zoom is...

Dual Purpose - High Resolution Video and 4MP Still Picture Camera with Face deduction Compact and light Weight, Comfortable fit. Easy to create DVDs using provided PMB ( Picture Motion Browser)

Missing Shoulder Strap, ViewFinder

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: venddier (pricegrabber.com)

An Excellent Camcorder

 

The most cool features is it took a good video at night when I operated it according to the manu. As a hard drive one, it will save you money for miniDV tape. The other good news is the price of hard driver is getting low. Don't expect it can work as...

It is small and highly portable

Need a spare battery and travel battery charger? They are expensive

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: mingfcp (pricegrabber.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR220 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder

 

This product has very high quality vs cost. It can take very clear pictures and videos. Lot of functions. Small and portable. Convenient to use. Only wish the resolution could be higher.

small and portable, convenient to use

resolution could be higher

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: anandgk (pricegrabber.com)

A Good Camera

 

This is an excellent camcorder with quite a number of features. The only constraint is the price which is high unless you find a deal somewhere. Between HD version and this is just around 200 dollars. So far found no problems and had been working...

Excellent Camera with lot of features

Price

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: jiangbo (pricegrabber.com)

Nice camcorder

 

I recorded several good parts, especially in the dark environment. I hope it will do a great job in the delivery time of my wife.

Good job in the dark environment, nice picture

Really need a separate battery

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: Yes
Sound:Stereo

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
LANC or Control-L port: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Display

Screen Resolution:211000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Progressive Photo
Effective Pixels:1.49 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: Yes
Total MegaPixels:2.3 Megapixels

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-F2.6
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:150 x
Filter Size:30.0 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):49-735 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):3.1-46.5 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:15 x
Shutter speeds:1/30-1/250 seconds
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One-push

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):76x81x129 mm
Weight:560 grams

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium

Related

Miscellaneous:Dual Record capability; With BIONZ image processor; Can also record to removable Memory Stick Duo media or Memory Stick PRO Duo media; Dolby Digital 5.1ch Recording; PictBridge Compatible

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/5 inch
Sensor Type:CMOS

Storage

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:60.0 GB
Extra Memory Support: Yes

Video

HDV Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-2
Recording Format:Hard Drive / Memory Stick
Recording System:NTSC
Video Resolution:720x480