Sony HDR-CX220 reviews: HD camcorder

34 customer reviews

+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on features.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 34 reviews.
Sony HDR-CX220: 27x optical zoom camcorder using SDXC card. See full product description
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stephen, CHELTENHAM Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
EASY TO USE. GOOD QUALITY IMAGES AND SOUND. SUPERB ZOOM. A VERY GOOD CAMERA FOR ALL-ROUND USE. EVERYTHING ABOUT IT VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.
Bad points:
BATTERY SUPPLIED WITH CAMERA COULD BE OF A LARGER SIZE.NOT REALLY A PROBLEM, AS BIGGER BATTERIES CAN BE OBTAINED, BUT EXPENSIVE IF ON A LIMITED BUDGET(O.A.P.).
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2013

Pearl, Banbridge Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use.
Bad points:
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.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2013

William, Calne Experienced amateur

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
None.
Bad points:
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.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Features 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2014

David, Newtownards Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Lightwieght, compact and comfortable to hold and handle (just like me...)
Bad points:
With products such as this with a price tag of £100+ a carry case should be gratis....
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jul 2013

ray, windermere cumbria Professional videographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
light weight
Bad points:
battery life
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2013

Michael, Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size and ease of use
Bad points:
Battery Life
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2013

william , Belfast Just point and shoot

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Picture an sound
Bad points:
To light should have at least 2.5kg in whight for stability an larger so it is easyer to hold did not have internal memory for backing to be very good put internal emergency battery so if battery runs out it can be used to finish recording without stopping
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 4.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2013

Product Features

Resolution quality HD
Optical zoom ratio 27
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick
Type of memory card SDXC
Type of memory card SD
Digital zoom ratio 320
Weight (g) 178
Screen size (Inches) 2.7

Also known as: Sony HDR-CX220E, HDRCX220EB, HDRCX220, HDR-CX220E

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony CX220 is a Full HD Camcorder featuring a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, iAuto, 8.9 megapixel stills and 32x extended zoom.

Get more into the frame with a wide angle lens – Record detail-packed, high quality Full HD video using the popular AVCHD format
Get closer in a click – 32x extended zoom and advanced image processing let you zoom quickly into a scene and capture clear footage
Shoot in low light and see the detail – The sensitive Exmor R™ CMOS sensor means you can capture detailed video and stills with reduced image noise, even in low light
Capture quick motion in crisp detail – A high-speed BIONZ image processor gives you enhanced image quality and performance when you’re shooting fast-moving subjects
Smooth and natural fast action – Perfect for filming sport, the 1920×1080/50p progressive mode records at a very high frame rate of 50 Full HD frames a second
Capture stills in sharp detail – With 8.9 megapixel still image recording, you can shoot crisp, clear High Definition photos as well as movies
Easy to review and play videos and images – Clearly see what you’ve shot on the 6.7cm (2.7 inch) Clear Photo LCD display
Just point and shoot, without adjusting settings – iAuto automatically adjusts settings for the best results, recognising different faces, lighting and scenes such as landscapes
Pick out the smiles in every scene – With Face Detection and Smile Shutter, you can automatically capture still photos of smiling faces while recording video
Handy charging and connections – The USB cable stores neatly inside the Handycam®, always ready to connect to a computer, transfer videos and recharge the battery


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