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Sony HDR-CX220E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 597 reviews of Sony HDR-CX220E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The price and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the battery and reliability.

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reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX220E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX220E from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Many are negative about the reliability.


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

This summary is based on the products: HDR-CX220EHDR-CX220E

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Naaptol (

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The Sony HDR-CX220 HD Camcorder is a durable and efficient camcorder, and it does perform amazingly well with its internal and technical features. With its good quality video recording and ease of connectivity, it is designed to fulfill all your...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Battery Type:NP-FV30


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image / movie, slide show
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, POR
Shooting modes:Manual, Movie


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


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.29
Effective megapixels (movie):2.15
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
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:10
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:27

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset

Other features

Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo HX, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Capture modes:FH, HQ, LP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 720 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.7

White balance

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