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, Red

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About the 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 Includes

  • Sony HDR-CX220 Full HD Handycam Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV30
  • HDMI(Micro) Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Software
  • Adorama 90 Day Warranty
  • Important Note: This is a PAL System and it is not compatible with USA NTSC TV standards

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
Processor 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 Yes(Menu)
Coverage 100%
Grid Display Grid Line
Drive Mode Photo Mode: Single-shot/Self-timer
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 Yes
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes
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 JPEG
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
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
Mic Level Control Yes(2steps)
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 Yes(Off/On)
Focus System Contrast AF
AF Modes Auto/Manual(Menu)
Focus Area Full range Focus
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Manual
Fader Effect(s) White/Black
Date / Time Stamp Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect Yes/Yes
Media/Battery Indicator Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode Yes
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 Yes
View & Index Event
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Lens Stabilization SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Aperture F1.9-F4.0
Optical Zoom 27x
Digital Zoom 320x
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 32x
Focal Distance f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch
Metering Modes Multi-segment
Exposure Settings Auto; Manual(Menu)
Scene Mode(s) Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
D-Range Optimizer Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
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 Yes(Auto)
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Face Detection Yes
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 Yes
Power Requirements 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Dimensions 2-1/8x2-1/4x4-5/8" / 5.39x5.71x11.74cm
Weight Main Unit Only: 6.3oz / 178.60g
NP-FV30 (supplied battery): 7.8oz / 221.12g
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