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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. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and price.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size

battery, price, 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 (

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

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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

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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

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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


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

Aug, 2008

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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

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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 (

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 (

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


Jan, 2001

Consumer review (

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

Consumer review (

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

Product Specifications

Included in this Bundle: 1- Sony DCR-SR220 60GB Camcorder (All Manufacturer's Accessories Included - Brand New - USA!) 1- FH100 Long Life Rechargeable Replacement Battery (Not Original Sony)(Don't Miss Out on Any Event or Any Memories!) 1- 1GB PRODuo Memory Stick (Have More Memories!) 1- 0.45x Wide Angle Lens (Increase your Field of View!) 1- 2x Telephoto Lens (Double your Optical Zoom!) 1- 3 Piece Filter Kit Includes: UV, Circular Polarizer and Flourescent Filter and Hard Case 1- Quick-Rapid External Charger (Always Have Your Spare Battery Ready to Go for Any Occasion!) 1- Deluxe Carrying Case w. Padding and Carry Strap 1- Flexible Mini Table Top Tripod 1- Full Size 60" Bubble Head 2-Way Panhead Tripod 1- Lens/LCD Cleaning Kit 1- Pack of LCD Screen Protectors (Protect from Dust and Scratches!) More about this camera: The Sony DCR-SR220 gives you two convenient ways to capture vivid, detailed videos. You can record hours and hours of movies on its built-in 60-gigabyte hard drive or save footage to optional Memory Stick Duo cards. Either way, there's no need for discs or tapes. Shoot highlights from your camping trip or beach vacation without ever stopping to reload. Supplied Manufacturer Accessories in addition to mentioned above:Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger, InfoLITHIUM NP-FH60 Rechargeable Battery, Remote Commander Remote Control, USB Cable, Multi A/V Cable (Stereo), Application CD-ROM with Driver, Enjoy Handycam DVD and Sony Limited 1-Year USA Warranty.