Sony HDRCX220 Camcorder Review 

 December 23, 2020

By  Jacqui Cheng

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If you are looking for a good quality camera combined with an affordable price, the model in question is able to guarantee a good compromise, in particular thanks to the combination of ZEISS Vario-Tessar 29.8 mm wide-angle lens and 27x optical zoom that allows you to shoot subjects at a certain distance without coming to terms with the sharpness.


This Sony Handycam Camcorder is one of the best ones out there. A little bit cheaper than its big brother Sony HDRC440, it is a very good compromise.

SteadyShot technology uses special sensors to compensate for any movement during recording, resulting in smooth footage without annoying jolts. Finding the correct framing is easier thanks to the comfortable size of the 2.7-inch, clear, rotating Clear Photo LCD display, which also guarantees a more than fair contrast.

The quality of the recorded audio is convincing while some faults emerge in low light shooting situations. Some users point out that videos (in Full HD at 50 fps) are in AVCHD format, a standard not very common and that could make it difficult to manage them on the computer.

Outstanding image quality

Professional camcorders of the SONY brand have the reputation of being devices with a picture quality beyond reproach with their 4K recording mode. By owning this kind of equipment, you will have the opportunity to shoot videos showing more than 8 million pixels or 3840 x 2160. This is a quality that shows that the resolution is 4 times sharper than that displayed on a screen. Full HD screen.

This will give you more realistic shots with more accurate detail and resplendent colors. With this high-performance device, you'll be guaranteed an XAVC S capture format, a derivative that comes from the most sophisticated and professional recording modes.

This option consists of compressing all the video and audio data in your images to be transformed into MP4 files. This feature also helps ease the archive of videos at 50 Mb 5s while perfecting movie details that are associated with Full HD content and minimizing unwanted noise due to compression.

Advanced means of capture

When you want to play the videos you have just recorded, you can use an HDMI cable or a Handycam and connect the equipment to a 4K monitor or TV. Be amazed by the quality of the satisfying details and live up to your expectations. If you do not have a 4K monitor, you can connect the product to the TV, set the HDMI level to 1920x1080, ideal for an HD display. By choosing this choice item, you will get XQD memory cards that are compatible for S and N series.

These will give you a clearer and smoother reading and capture, the main features of 4K videos. These 2 multimedia cards in question can be exchanged so you can shoot longer without running out of storage space. Also, you do not risk losing your files without hindering the quality of videos as well as sounds.

The Product

  • 35mm sized lens that allows you to capture entire landscapes
  • Zeiss Optical Zoom Lens that can zoom in up to 32x
  • 2.7 inch LCD Display.
  • Stores to Flash Memory Cards
  • Face detection & Smile Shutter
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system

Sony takes pride to give you the opportunity to capture memories you wish to keep using technology that makes them come out clearly.

A spectacular sound

On the body of the equipment are integrated 7 ASSIGN control buttons that will allow you a quick and easy navigation in the various settings options of the camcorder.

You will have free access to several features namely the marker, the Ree lamp, the SteadyShot, the Zebra, the modes of accentuations of the outlines, the bars of color, etc. Among other things, the sound is another wonder that this recording device can bring.

Most professionals are straddling this detail, which is why designers have focused on the essentiality with external XLR terminals and high-performance microphones.

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The Sony Handycam Camcorder is a product that we enjoy using. With the technology that is provided, we can take pictures of moving subjects and still get a clear picture with the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.


It also specializes in creating flattering images of everyone in the shot due to their face detection feature. If you are with a group of friends and there is not enough lighting, the camcorder will distinguish everyone's face and adjust the exposure, flash, focus, and balance of each individual to make everyone look good.

Also, the effects that are added to the camcorder's system allows users to explore their creativity by applying filters or emphasizing certain parts of the photo that you to stand out. Taking pictures of beautiful scenery is amazing, but being able to spice it up with a watercolor filter can be fun.

The multi-camera control feature helped us a lot when recording a video at different angles. This unique feature allows us to add other cameras via wifi to record something from different points of view while recording our view at the same time. With the LCD flip-out screen, you can preview the incoming clips before adding yours to it.

What Others Say

Many users love recording with this camcorder, and one of their favorite things is its size. In the same manner as the Sony HDRC440, it fits into the hand comfortably and perfectly.

Using this camcorder is getting more real life videos. It produces images of impressive 4K ultra HD quality and hints at an exceptional professional sound.

The only downside that some customers experienced is the difficulty of recording videos without a tripod. It is therefore useful to get one to stabilize the operator.

Buying Advice

For all the features that are available with this camcorder, you would think that it is overly expensive and unaffordable like similar camcorders of equal quality. You can usually get this product around [amazon fields="B00IS9NFRK" value="price"], which is a great price with how much you get out of it.



The Sony Handycam Camcorder is an excellent product for those of you that love to take beautiful videos and pictures, by taking care of your wallet with a light price. We hope that this review gave you a clear idea of this product. Thanks for reading.

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Jacqui Cheng

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