Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by chugon Awesome product
It's been couple of years I have purchased this camcorder and I've never gotten any issues with it. It works perfectly. It is very light and easy to use as you travel and try to capture all the memorable moments with your loved ones. I would definitely recommend it to you if you don't want to spend too much and looking for a good camcorder on the go!
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by pinoyako Sony HDR CX-220
i bought this week .. comes with 16gb mc and a tripod, for 16,200 php quite expensive but im really happy with this product.. i feel like a pro when i use it with the tripod, 16gb not bad , i just transfer them to my laptop and burn them to DVD using sony play memories. all in all good value for money for a sony handycam, upgrade the battery if you want to shoot videos longer.. but it charges for about 2 hrs. the your ready to go.. hope this review helps. .thanks! :)
May 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Flamanar Crickets and curves
I really wanted to like this camcorder. I've used Sony all my life, and this one seemed to have all of the features that I needed. Sadly, there were things that I could not accept. The auto-focus is so noisy that in a quiet room, you can hear it from between 1-2 feet away. Also, if you record something in a quiet room...you will hear the 'cricket' sound generated constantly by the auto-focus. I was almost ready to look past that and keep it. Until I did some video inside and outside of my house. This camcorder may show a nice widescreen view...but it also suffers from a 'barrel effect'. Things near the left or right of the screen that are vertical will bow in the middle towards the outer edges of the screen. Once I noticed it, I saw it all the time. Edges of walls that are perfectly straight become bowed if they're too close to the viewing area of the left or right side of the LCD screen. Unbelievable. I also noticed that the Steady Shot created a jittery effect. The picture would 'twitch' every second or so. You could see it best at the top left and top right of the screen. Combine that with the almost total lack of accessories, and I sent it back. I was told by Sony customer care that the 'cricket' sound was a "characteristic of the camera". Sorry. I also tried a Canon, and their auto-focus was almost totally silent. Sony needs to go back to the drawing board and re-think this product if they want people to buy it.
July 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wizzy77 Great camera for the price but.....
I love the camera itself. It works great, its easy to use and the video and sound quality are fantastic.
Box says up to 12 hours of battery life. In VERY small print, it mentions you have to have an extended life battery that is not included.
No AC charger. No memory car ( give us at least a cheap 2GB card!! ).
The accessory prices are ridiculous. Sony is a bit shady with their marketing practices.
July 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by yomextech No Accessories
No Accessories was sold with the device!
i purchased the camera and i was so surprised to find out that there was no accessories...
no charger, no usb connector... nothing.
April 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bigmacnchez No accessories
no wall charger included very cheap part not to include screen has horrible display focus is very slow.
July 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by translator LACK OF ACCESSORIES
There is no indication in most of the descriptions that the accessories, normally needed to operate this video camera, are not available except by purchasing them separately! It's a question of honesty and integrity. Very manipulative marketing strategy! It will not fly with the more discriminating buyers. I was going to purchase two of them from gifts, but I am offended by the tricky sales gimmick!
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheCruiser Great little camcorder.
I purchased this camcorder and left on a cruise.
I loved the it. I did have problems pressing the recorder button with my thumb but I think they are all located in this position. My last camcorder used 8 milometer tape so it's been a while. I've been using my iPhone but felt I could take better videos with the HDR-CX220. I loved the videos and the great quality pictures I took with it. I've really enjoyed using it and making my own trip movie.
April 10, 2013