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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 684 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 really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, but views about the viewfinder and reliability are different. There are some negative reviews about the finish and control panel.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, control panel, 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 82/100 = 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 53 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability

81% 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) BlackSony CX220 Full HD-Camcorder (27 Optical Zoom) Black

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 557 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the control panel and durability, while the viewfinder and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, control panel

83% 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 High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 review: Cheap, but you get what you pay for

 

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.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: GPHector (cnet.com)

"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. First, it's about half the price of the top of the line...

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Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: translator (sony.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 (sony.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 (sony.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 (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: 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: 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

Product Specifications

Display

Display aspect ratio:16:9

Video

HD type:Full HD