Summary: This camera does everything you would need for the family. This is actually my second Sony DCR-SR220. My first one was owned by the soccer team I coach and it did such a great job filming the action, and taking pretty good stills that I decided to purchase my own. The quality is very good.
Summary: I've owned this camera for several years but was never in a situation where I needed to use it indoors in low-lighting until the other week. I couldn't figure out how to get the light to come out even though when you hit the photo button, the flash would go.
Summary: This was my 2nd camcorder. The last one was purchased about 6 yrs ago and was a Hi-8 Sony. This camera has fantastic resolution on my 36" Sony Wega Tube TV. The Hard Drive is great to see different videos very quickly (instead of waiting for tapes to rewind.
Summary: I film a lot of high school football (at night under the lights) and I bought this camera to replace my mini-DV tape Sony handycam. I'm glad I made the switch although the other Sony did a great job. I get high quality images even when the field lights aren't that bright.
Summary: After much research I am glad I settled with the Sony DCR-SR220. I was not terribly concerned with high definition and the high prices that go along with it. However, this cameras picture quality is amazing. It is so close to high definition that to the untrained eye it could be mistaken for HD.
Summary: I first got a SR200 and then saw that Sony released a successor, SR220. So I returned the SR200, bought the SR220 thinking the successor will be better. The SR200 was a good camera, but I liked the grip and size on the SR220 better.
Summary: I actually returned the sony DCRDVD 308 and purchased this camera instead. I wanted a camera that worked decently in low light conditions. For the price and without having the camera look like I'm from the local news station, I'm very pleased.
Summary: I did a lot of research to purchase a camera for a family vacation . I originally was convinced I needed a High def camcorder . Once I read how difficult it was to use the AVCHD format, I quickly convinced myself to stick with the proven platform of MPEG-2 .
I made the right choice with the Sony Handycam DCR-SR220
Larry Regedanz, Amazon
23 June 2009
Summary: When my miniDV tape camcorder finally died, I knew that I would be getting a hard drive based camcorder, but I didn't know it would be so hard to pick the right one out, so I did a lot of research and finally chose the Sony Handycam DCR SR220.