Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 Specifications

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)

Part Number: HDR-CX220

General

  • Depth
    4.6 in
  • Image Color Disclaimer
    the image of the product displayed may be of a different color
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Child Priority, Smile Shutter
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.15 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, black fader
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    8.9 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Optical Zoom
    27 x
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.29 MP
  • Face Detection
    Smile Shutter, Child Priority, Adult Priority, Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.39 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVCHD
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, dawn/dusk, fireworks, landscape, night scene, portrait mode, snow, spotlight
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/8 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/8 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, fireworks, dawn/dusk, night scene, beach, snow
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, manual
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating (270°)

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7

Lens System

  • Type
    Carl Zeiss 27 x zoom lens - 2.1 - 5.7 mm - f/1.9-4.0
  • Optical Zoom
    26 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.9-4.0
  • Min Focal Length
    2.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    5.7 mm
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 3984 x 2240
    JPEG 2992 x 2240
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 5Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Features
    Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), PhotoTV HD, RGB primary color filter, built-in USB plug, built-in speaker, date/time stamp
  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, date/time stamp, takes photos while movie recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Auto Backlight Compensation, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, x.v.Color technology, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), built-in USB plug, BRAVIA Sync function, PhotoTV HD
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, wind noise reduction, zoom
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FV30
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-FV30 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FV30

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home Lite
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home Lite

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    HDR-CX220
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    Camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, white fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Child Priority, Smile Shutter
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Features
    Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), PhotoTV HD, RGB primary color filter, built-in USB plug, built-in speaker, date/time stamp

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, wind noise reduction, zoom

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, dawn/dusk, fireworks, landscape, night scene, portrait mode, snow, spotlight

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.1 in
  • Height
    2.2 in
  • Weight
    6.28 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.39 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2.15 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    2.29
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    8.9 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    3.1 mm (1/5.8")
  • Sensor Qty
    1

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating (270°)
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.7 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2992 x 2240, 3984 x 2240
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    30 frames per second, 60 frames per second
  • Bitrate
    17Mbps, 24Mbps, 28Mbps, 5Mbps, 6Mbps, 9Mbps

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Form Factor
    Sony NP-FV30
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)

Part Number: HDR-CX220
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