With a new sensor, lens and an updated microphone it should be a different beast.
CNET editors choose the best GoPro models, action cameras, and camcorders of 2016.
The newest Action Cam seems to be all about slight changes and upgrades to past models to alleviate some user frustrations.
With full manual controls and its BOSS image stabilization, Sony rolls out another traditional 4K camcorder at a lower price.
Along with seven updated models, Sony's 2014 lineup includes a very nice-sounding top-of-the-line HD camcorder.
The new top-of-its-consumer-line model incorporates a 1-inch BSI sensor that outputs 4K/30p.
The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer.
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Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.
The company's Quad HD resolution camcorder comes with a a pro body and price, but Sony wants to sell it to consumers.
They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks.
It's kind of an oddball -- a full-frame camcorder that requires an adapter for full-frame lenses -- but it's sure to garner some attention.