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SONY HDR-CX220/B HDR-CX220/R Black 1/5.8" CMOS 2.7" 230K LCD 27X Optical Zoom Full HD Camcorder

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  • Full HD 1080/60p Video and 8.9MP Stills
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Zoom Lens
  • 27x Optical Zoom and 32x Extended Zoom
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
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Record those Special Occasions with the Full HD 60p Quality they Deserve

Get clearer, shake-free video thanks to SteadyShot™ image stabilization. Shoot up close and still fit the whole family in with 32X Extended Zoom and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens. Even record in AVCD or MP4 formats – ideal for big screen TVs or YouTube™ uploads.

1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor

Create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p videos and high quality 8.9MP still images. Get great results even in lower lighting conditions.

SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active Mode

SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting.

32X Extended Zoom Gets You Even Closer to the Action

Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 27X optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.


Camcorder Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens

The professional-quality 29.8mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot® image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.

Exposure System

  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.9 - F10
  • Minimum Illumination: Standard: 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Manual (Menu)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment
  • Low Lux Mode: Yes
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor

Camcorder Shoot High Quality AVCHD or Web Optimized MP4 Video

Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for high quality or easy transfer and sharing. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and MP4 is great for those moments you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.

Convenience Features

  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Self Recording: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Traditional Chinese; Korean
  • Media / Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black
  • View & Index: Event
  • 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 four music files, Music transfer)

Camcorder 2.7" Wide Clear Photo™ LCD (230k)

The 2.7" (16:9) Clear Photo™ LCD (230K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.

Advanced Features

  • Image Stabilization: SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Smile Shutter™ Technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
  • Color: Black


Drive System

  • Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range): 1/8 - 1/10,000
  • Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer

Focus Control

  • Focus Area: Full range Focus
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Menu)
  • Focus System: Contrast AF

Imaging Sensor

  • Processor: BIONZ® Image Processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 2390K pixels
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx. 2150K pixels (16:9); Still: Approx. 2290K pixels (16:9)
  • Imaging Sensor: 1/5.8" (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor


  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro) 
  • DC IN: Yes
  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro) (supplied)
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • USB Port(s): TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 2.7" (6.7cm) Clear Photo LCD™ display (230K) Wide (16:9)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Grid Display: Grid Line

Optics & Lens

  • Digital Zoom: 320X
  • Optical Zoom: 27X
  • Lens Stabilization: SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 37cm (Tele Macro)
  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
  • Extended Zoom: 32x
  • Focal Distance: f=3/32 - 2 1/4; inches f=2.1 - 57.0mm
  • Aperture: F1.9-F4.0
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 29.8 - 804.0mm (16:9), 36.4 - 984.0mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8 - 804.0mm (16:9), 36.4 - 984.0mm (4:3)


  • Power Requirements: 6.8V / 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)

Service and Warranty Information
  • Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty - 1-Year Parts; 90 Days Labor

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches (52.5 x 57 x 117mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): Approx. 6.3oz (178g) Main Unit Only

What's in the Box


Learn more about the Sony HDR-CX220/B




Full HD Camcorder
2.7" 230K
Shutter Speed
(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000;
(Auto Control Range): 1/8 - 1/10,000
Focusing System
Focus System: Contrast AF
AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Menu)
Focus Area: Full range Focus
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: Approx.1cm(Wide) ,Approx.80cm(Tele) ,Approx.37cm(Tele Macro)
Focal Distance: f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch
Minimum Illumination
Standard: 6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed);
Low Lux: 3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
White Balance
Scene Mode
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/5.8" CMOS
Still Image Size
8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)


Video Signal Type
HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording Media
Memory Card
Memory Card Support
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Video Recording
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): Approx.2150K pixels(16:9),Approx.1610K pixels(4:3)
Audio Recording
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch


USB, HDMI, Composite


Power Supply
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)


1920x1080 Full HD 60p w/8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor

SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

29.8mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens

2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD (230k)

Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video

Direct Copy to external HDD without PC

Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge

Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you

Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
Approx.2 1/8inch x 2 1/4inch x 4 5/8inch
Approx.6.3oz. (Main Unit Only); Approx.7.8oz. (NP-FV30(supplied battery); Approx.8.1oz. (NP-FV50); Approx.9.7oz. (NP-FV70); Approx.13.2oz. (NP-FV100)

Package Contents

Package Contents
Sony HDR-CX220/B Camcorder
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV30) (1)
Operating Guide (1)
HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
USB Connection Support Cable (1)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by's Replacement Only Return Policy.
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