Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 Specifications

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)

Part Number: HDR-CX220/B

General

  • Depth
    11.7 cm
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP, PS
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Child Priority, Smile Shutter, face-priority AF function
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Audio Signal Format
    AAC, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel)
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Image Stabiliser
    electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.15 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    320x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Audio Signal Format
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel), AAC
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    8.9 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Optical Zoom
    27x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FH, HQ, FX, PS
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.29 MP
  • Face Detection
    Face-priority AF function, Smile Shutter, Child Priority, Adult Priority, Yes
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2, AVCHD, H.264
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.39 MP
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, landscape, night scene, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset
  • 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, night scene, sunset, beach, snow, sunrise
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    Programme, automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    0 °C
  • Max Operating Temperature
    40 °C

Display

  • Display Form Factor
    rotating (270°)
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Type
    2.7" LCD display

Lens System

  • Type
    Carl Zeiss zoom lens - 27x zoom - 2.1 - 57 mm - f/1.9-4.0
  • Optical Zoom
    27 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.9-4.0
  • Min Focal Length
    2.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    57 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    29.8 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    1 cm
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Colour
    black
  • Colour Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • 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
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Features
    3-Way Shake-Canceling, Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), PhotoTV HD, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, auto power save, built-in USB plug, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, face detection, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology
  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, date/time stamp, takes photos while film recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, USB charging, auto backlight compensation, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, x.v.Colour technology, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), built-in USB plug, BRAVIA Sync function, PhotoTV HD, 3-Way Shake-Canceling
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

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

Software

  • Type
    Sony PlayMemories Home Lite
  • Software
    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

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FV30
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-FV30 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP, PS
  • Faders
    black fader, white fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Child Priority, Smile Shutter, face-priority AF function
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Image Stabiliser
    electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Features
    3-Way Shake-Canceling, Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), PhotoTV HD, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, auto power save, built-in USB plug, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, face detection, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology

Optical System

  • Image Stabiliser
    electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, landscape, night scene, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset

White Balance

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

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.25 cm
  • Height
    5.7 cm
  • Weight
    178 g

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

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    labor, parts
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year, 90 days

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

Pro Camcorder Features

  • Audio Signal Format
    AAC, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel)

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)

Part Number: HDR-CX220/B

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