Sony - PAL - HDR-CX220E Full HD Handycam Camcorder, 8.9 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 27x Optical Zoom, 32x Extended Zoom, 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display, Blue


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About Sony HDR-CX220E

The Sony HDR-CX220 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) features an 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a 27x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens. The CX220 is capable of capturing Full HD 1080/60p video and 8.9MP still images. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.

Users can monitor and playback footage via a 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display with 230K dot resolution. Recording formats include high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4. Intelligent Auto mode analyzes your shot and automatically selects the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes, with 60 different possible combinations. Finally, a built-in USB cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer and fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it.

Sony HDR-CX220E Features

  • 1080/60p and 8.9MP Still Images: Create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p videos and high quality 8.9MP still images. Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for compact cameras and camcorders. The sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens: The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 29.8mm at the wide end of the focal range and the 27x optical zoom is supported by a 32x Extended Zoom
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization: SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver smooth video and innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display: The 2.7" (16:9) Clear Photo LCD features 230K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images, enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene
  • AVCHD or MP4 Recording Formats: Users can choose between the AVCHD or MP4 format. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime
  • Intelligent Auto Mode: Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot & then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes & wind noise reduction
  • Built-in USB 2.0 Cable: The built-in high-speed USB 2.0 cable provides an easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer, without the need for a separate cable. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it
  • Direct Copy and Highlight Playback: Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external HDD (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV

Sony HDR-CX220E Specifications

Imaging Sensor
1/5.8'' (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross
2390K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Movie: 2150K pixels(16:9)
Still: 2290K pixels(16:9)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
LCD Type
2.7'' (6.7cm) Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control
Grid Display
Grid Line
Drive Mode
Photo Mode: Single-shot/Self-timer
10sec.(Still Image)
Shutter Speeds
Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range):1/8 - 1/10,000
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output
Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
HD Output
HDMI Out(micro)(supplied)
USB Port(s)
TypeA(built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
PhotoTV HD
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Supplied Software
PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo; (Mark 2)Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
8.9 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
Still Image Size 4:3
Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
Video Mode
HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format. compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Actual (Pixel)
2150K pixels(16:9),Approx.1610K pixels(4:3)
Dual Record
8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Audio Format
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
Mic Level Control
Movie Recording Rate
HD PS: 28Mbps / FX: 24Mbps / FH: 17Mbps / HQ:Approx.9Mbps / LP:Approx.5Mbps ( Approx); STD HQ:9Mbps; MP4: Approx.6Mbps (Average Bit Rate/VBR)
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Position
Focus System
Contrast AF
AF Modes
Focus Area
Full range Focus
Manual / Auto Lens Cover
Fader Effect(s)
Date / Time Stamp
Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode
Still Image Playback Options
Slide Show
Video Playback Options
Highlight Playback(HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share(Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario(Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable
Yes(USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display
English; Spanish; Brazilian Portuguese; Canadian French
Self Recording
View & Index
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Lens Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Movie Mode: 29.8-953.6mm(16:9), 36.4-1164.8mm(4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8-804.0mm(16:9),36.4-984.0mm(4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance
1cm(Wide),80cm(Tele),37cm(Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom
Focal Distance
f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch
Metering Modes
Exposure Settings
Auto; Manual(Menu)
Scene Mode(s)
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
D-Range Optimizer
Noise Reduction
White Balance Mode
Auto/One push/Outdoor/Indoor
Minimum Illumination
Standard:6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control
F1.9 - F10
Backlight Compensation
Face Detection
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto
Portrait/Baby/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light
Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology
Dual Capture/Always On/Off
X.V. Color
Power Requirements
6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
2-1/8x2-1/4x4-5/8" / 5.39x5.71x11.74cm
Main Unit Only: 6.3oz / 178.60g
NP-FV30 (supplied battery): 7.8oz / 221.12g
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