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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 871 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220. 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 image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the viewfinder. There are some less positive reviews about the finish and durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

durability, finish

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the design, and many are less positive about the durability.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

durability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CX220 Full HD-Camcorder (27 Optical Zoom) BlackHDR-CX220E

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the viewfinder, and there are some less positive reviews about the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

durability

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-CX220/B HDRCX220B CX220 HDR-CX220 B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) Ultimate Bundle with 32GB SD Card, High CapaSony HDR-CX220/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

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
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Consumer review by: Tom (jr.com)

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

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: translator (sonystyle.com)

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: yomextech (sonystyle.com)

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.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: TheCruiser (sonystyle.com)

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: chasman71 (buydig.com)

Good buy

 

easy to use and take videos , not so great if you have big hands the strap is to small. nice and clear video and the camera shake is fixed so no worry there.

Easy to use and set up

No Ac Charching Cord

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: chasman71 (beachcamera.com)

Good buy

 

easy to use and take videos , not so great if you have big hands the strap is to small. nice and clear video and the camera shake is fixed so no worry there.

Easy to use and set up

No Ac Charching Cord

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: dsol (pcrush.com)

horrible

 

Grainiest image I've ever seen. You really do get what you pay for.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Flamanar (pcrush.com)

Crickets and curves

 

I really wanted to like this camcorder. I've used Sony all my life, and this one seemed to have all of the features that I needed. Sadly, there were things that I could not accept. The auto-focus is so noisy that in a quiet room, you can hear it from...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Bigmacnchez (pcrush.com)

No accessories

 

no wall charger included very cheap part not to include screen has horrible display focus is very slow.

Jul, 2013
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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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