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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 851 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the viewfinder and memory.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 36 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, portability, battery, size

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, battery

81% 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-CX240 HDR-CX240/B CX240 Full HD 60p Camcorder - BlACK Ultimate Bundle with 32GB High Speed Micro SD Card, Spare High Capacity Battery, AC/DC Sony HDR-CX220/S High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)

 

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.

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"Excellent Second Camera!"

 

The SONY CX-220 is the low end camera in SONY's Camcorder line based on the Exmor R 8.9 Megapixel image capture element. From a practical perspective, low end can be measured in a number of ways.

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Better then Expected

 

Compact, Light Weight, Value for $$, much better quality than expected. Would appreciate an external Mic Terminal.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Picture Quality","Large Clear LCD

No External Mic Input

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LACK OF ACCESSORIES

 

There is no indication in most of the descriptions that the accessories, normally needed to operate this video camera, are not available except by purchasing them separately! It's a question of honesty and integrity. Very manipulative marketing...

It appears to be a fair product

No accessories that have to be purchased separately

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No Accessories

 

No Accessories was sold with the device! i purchased the camera and i was so surprised to find out that there was no accessories... no charger, no usb connector... nothing.

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Great little camcorder.

 

I purchased this camcorder and left on a cruise. I loved the it. I did have problems pressing the recorder button with my thumb but I think they are all located in this position. My last camcorder used 8 milometer tape so it's been a while. I've been...

Very easy to use, great battery life, and great video and picture quality

Had trouble finding the recorder button with my thumb

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Great camera for a beginner

 

This is a perfect camcorder for basic needs. Good value for the money.About me... casual user

Easy to use

Not as many features as other more expensive models

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Wonderful recorder for a beginner

 

My digital HD video camera recorder is wonderful. I wanted something small and was easy to use. This is great for me.About me... casual user

It was easy to figure out

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A great camcorder if you are just starting out

 

This product is great for someone who has just started to get into video making. It is affordable and easy to use. The only issue I had with it was right out of the box, the videos had vertical lines in them. This issue was resolved after looking...

Price, ease of use

Took a while to get the settings correct

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Great value for price

 

This is the prefect camcorder for family videos that are intended for keeping them as memories and not big video projects.About me... Parent with kids, casual user

Easy to use

Extra button for lense opening

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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