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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 698 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the finish and control panel, while reviews about the viewfinder and reliability are different.

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durability, control panel, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability. Reviews are divided on the design.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CX220 Full HD-Camcorder (27 Optical Zoom) BlackSony CX220 Full HD-Camcorder (27 Optical Zoom) Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 552 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, but reviews about the viewfinder and reliability are mixed. Many are negative about the control panel and durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, control panel

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX220/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Sony HDR-CX220/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 review

 

I don't review as many camcorders as I used to, mostly because of limited bandwidth; cameras require a lot more of my time and there's more reader interest. Occasionally, though, readers express enough interest in a model to pop it onto my review...

The Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 is cheap, small, and lightweight.

Poor video quality and a minimalist set of features disappoint.

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

With the Sony Handycam CX220 camcorder, you get what you pay for

 

It costs less than $200, but pricing like that is usually comes at a cost.

The ; is cheap, small, and lightweight.

Poor video quality and a minimalist set of features disappoint.

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.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

None.

I can't evaluate this camera because no cable was supplied to charge the battery. I only discovered this after taking the camera to Burma.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

Very simple to use and get started with although I didn't try much other than taking point and shoot videos. Very light. Leica lens ought to be pretty good but I don't have a direct comparison with anything else.Bought it, used it for a couple of days...

Feels slightly flimsy. Wondered how well made it really is - the price probably reflects a lot of low cost plastic parts which suggests it might not withstand heavy use. But at just over £100 if it lasts a couple of years that will do. Also lacks a...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

Cheap and easy to use.

Battery life is poor. Spare batteries are expensive if you buy Sony. Other brand batteries are hard to find (and may not work). A mains charge would be good as standard equipment.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

Very simple to use and get started with although I didn't try much other than taking point and shoot videos. Very light. Leica lens ought to be pretty good but I don't have a direct comparison with anything else.Bought it, used it for a couple of days...

Feels slightly flimsy. Wondered how well made it really is - the price probably reflects a lot of low cost plastic parts which suggests it might not withstand heavy use. But at just over £100 if it lasts a couple of years that will do. Also lacks a...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

Cheap and easy to use

Battery life is poor. Spare batteries are expensive if you buy Sony. Other brand batteries are hard to find (and may not work). A mains charge would be good as standard equipment

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

None

I can't evaluate this camera because no cable was supplied to charge the battery. I only discovered this after taking the camera to Burma

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

Easy to use.

Was disappointed that the charger could only be used with a computer. Not much use if you are going away for a few weeks holiday.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX220

 

Very lightweight and easy to use. Built in USB cable. Easy to transfer photos and video. If you can afford it, pay the extra £100 and get the next model up.

Photo camera is not very good with zoom. Overall found it lacking in low light conditions.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FV30

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image
Minimum illumination:3
Shooting modes:Manual, Movie

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.9

Lens System

Digital Zoom:320
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 953.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 57 / 21 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:10 / 4
Minimum aperture number:1.8 / 1.9
Optical Zoom:27 / 32

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000 / 1/8 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):2992 x 2240,3984 x 2240

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7
Height :5.7
Weight:178
Width:5.25

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto