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Sony Handycam DCR SR220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR220. 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 zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and price.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR220 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR220 4MP 60GB Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony DCR-SR220 4MP 60GB Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


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.

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

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: lotterino (

Love this Sony Handycam! ”


I love this Sony Handycam DCR-SR220 for so many reasons. I did a lot of research on this product before purchasing and have been so happy with it. I have had this camera for a few years and really have no complaints.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: guntung (

Excellent results from advanced Sony technology


Duo media. Extending BIONZ image processor Sony uses the base material Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuit, the response time of the camera, the screen measures noise from RAW data conversion, handles Dynamic Range optimization of processing and the...

2.3 Megapixel ClearVid CMOS Sensor


Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: wlyc88 (

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Must choose when to go to the regular sales of digital products purchased, after all, not a cheap mini-camera of small, several thousand dollars is not a small sum of money is the number of, ah, do not care if you do not buy the warranty of the...

The camera looks very generous, is not stable and elegant

But the lack of design are a bit simple and honest. If the point is like a generous

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: hellobally (

Sony Handycam DCR SR220


Advantages: the use of 15 optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens, good imaging capabilities. 60GB hard drive has a capacity to meet the majority of people demand for travel photography. Performance Optical Image Stabilizer can effectively avoid the shaking...

Too many


Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: TERREANERA2 (

Sony Handycam DCR SR220


Description Handycam DCR-SR220 60GB Hard Drive Camcorder Manufacturer Sony Lowest Price $580.76 Available at 12 Stores Product Specification Image Processor Image Sensor CMOS Image Sensor Quantity 1 Image Sensor Size 0.2 in Lens Features Min Focal...



Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: suhartono (

Sony Handycam DCR SR220


Speaking loudly wherease my old Sony Hi8 Camera would capture the slightest sound clearly. Have tried all the sound settings but haven't been very successful. Took it to daughter's performance concert and there the volume was good. ... Read review

Easy searching and random access to video segments

Need for separate hard drive or DVD burning for archiving

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: 3121ck (

great camera


wow friends this camera was so great now me and my buddy ...having great in our production job using this camera... check out the incredible spesification # Universal AC / DC charger fast - with the AC power adapter and car adapter cord allows you to...



Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: yosep (

Sony Handycam DCR SR220


High sensitivity. In addition, advanced Sony BIONZ image processor to improve response time and the camera screen out noise so the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible,with a good quality image kevin DCR-SR220 Handycam Camcorder is an...

Design simple

There is no loss

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: laur3nt1us (

HDD handycam


New Hybrid Hard Disk Drive sony handycam product used new technology for now.This handycam have future that called face detection for video and photo capture, so this can be easy to use for us to capture the object without having a blurr picture. This...

A lot of storage capasity


Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Superb results from advanced Sony technology. With a ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) and BIONZ image processor, the DCR-SR220 Handycam camcorder captures vibrant, high resolution video and still images that please the senses. Its dual record mode even lets you take 4 megapixel photos while recording video directly to your choice of either the built-in 60 GB hard disk or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.99Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.49Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix/2.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:180
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None