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. I chatted Sony support online and they stated there is no way to operate the light (continuously) while in video mode. Uhm what?
Summary: I just bought this camera and it is awesome. It comes with a plug to be easily plugged into your tv to watch your videos. The night shot (the reason i bought the camera) is pretty good, and will help for ghost hunting. And for me there is only one flaw, which is the focusing (which is completely normal) were it gets blurry for a few seconds, nothing that would make me think about getting a different one. If your buying a camera/camcorder, chose Sony.
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. Looks good on my computer and flat screen tv. Also, very easy to download files to computer.
Summary: I recorded 400 different videos from my daughter's first cry to her 1st birthday. I cannot get the recorded videos to play back from any software other than Sony's proprietary software. Sony's tech support states to "I'm sorry for the difficulties, here is a link describing why Sony's videos won't play back on Windows Media Software" [...
Summary: I returned this camera AWFUL QUALITY!!! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!! SOUND IS AWFUL - THE PICTURE IS AWFUL - ALSO It saves files as mpeg2 - quicktime doesnt play them you have to buy a patch - and then it plays them with NO SOUND!!! you have to convert them very unhappy with this camera!!
Summary: So far I really love this video camera. I use it only to take home videos of my daughter growing up and it works great for that purpose. Its super small and easy to carry around. Quick to turn on and record and the picture is clear and it has the face detection just like the sony cybershot camera.
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. The zoom is terrific especially when set at macro zoom. The built in microphone is more than ample for most situations.
Summary: Bought the camcorder about 2 weeks back. Was delivered within 3/4 days. Takes great videos and excellent pictures. Also since its quite handy to carry, don't have to take my Nikon Digital camera always. Only con for me is the sound volume on the videos. For some reason the volume sometimes is barely audible if one is not speaking loudly wherease my old Sony Hi8 Camera would capture the slightest sound clearly.
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. I'm switching to Adobe Premiere but I was using Windows Movie Maker to put together my clips.