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Review of Sony HDR-CX220 High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD

Good
Rating
3.90 stars
145
Reviews
$169.99-$249.99
Price Range
Reviewed on: January 12, 2014
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent video quality
  • Very easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Great zoom and works well in low light too
  • Long battery life and flexible storage
  • Has good user friendly controls
  • Great camera for a good price
Cons
  • Videos can only be played via Sony Memories software
  • Can only be charged while battery is inside camera

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Sony HDR-CX220 High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 3.90 stars, and the price range is $169.99-$249.99.

The Sony HDR-CX220 High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD is an incredibly lightweight camcorder that lets you create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p videos and high quality 8.9MP still images. Now you can experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. This Handycam is easy to use and control with its very user friendly and simple controls. The ExmorR CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions. This high definition camcorder is able to capture high quality videos and fantastic sound quality with each movement. This excellent video capability comes at an amazing price, and with a flexible storage capacity that depends on the user. 

Some reviewers do not like the fact the videos can only be played back using Sony Memories software. This locks users to a proprietary software. Also the camcorder can only be charged with the battery inside the camera. 

The Sony HDR-CX220 High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD is highly recommended by users for families going on vacations and trips. With its long battery life, you'll never miss a chance to record life's most amazing scenes with your loved ones in the frame.

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.00 stars)
19 Reviews
Excellent with a lot of camera features Great camera for a good price Camera is very easy to use
Review Group #: 2
(4.00 stars)
10 Reviews
Excellent video quality Amazing zoom Videos can only be played via Sony Memories software Light weight with excellent video capability Amazing price Pretty decent at night without much light
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
13 Reviews
Easy to use Decent video quality High quality camcorder Minimalist set of features
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Very light weight Good quality Long battery life Easy to charge Easy controls
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Simple to change quality of recording Great video and fantastic sound quality
Review Group #: 6
(4.50 stars)
10 Reviews
Works for any kind of video Excellent sound and video quality

Where to Buy

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Walmart$169.99Color: Blue
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crutchfield.com$179.99Color: Black
Amazon$248.00Color: Black
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BestBuy$249.99Color: Black

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