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70x zoom that really zooms

With an optical zoom of 60X paired with a 70X digital zoom and the more effective use of the image sensor area, the new Sony SD Handycam will let users film far away objects with little to no image degradation.

The DCR-SX22 boast an impressive feature set including a high quality Sony 60x optical zoom lens. With such high-performance zooming capabilities, the latest Handycam is perfect to capture subjects a distance away such as birds and wildlife or for the most exhilarating events in the sporting world today.

That experience is further magnified with the new 70x extended zoom feature. Thanks to a more effective usage of the image sensor area, the 60x optical zoom range will become a 70x zoom lens, making that far-to-reach object all the more closer. Different from conventional digital zoom technology, there is almost no visible image degradation thanks to an advanced image processing algorithm, allowing for expansive shooting capabilities from wide to telephoto.

Quality video recording for everyone

In addition to SteadyShot image stabilisation which easily enables one to capture smooth footage, Intelligent Auto makes the shooting of beautiful images and videos a breeze. Automatic recognisation of up to 18 different combinations of scenes and adjustment of the camera settings accordingly make using this new Handycam a hassle-free experience even for first timers.

For even greater ease-of-use, Face Detection technology also automatically detects up to eight faces in a scene, optimising exposure for consistently quality results. With the integrated LED video light, your subject will be illuminated with a bright and energy efficient LED light, good for up to 1.5 metres allowing for the seamless capture of videos even in dark environments.

‚”The DCR-SX22 represents Sony’s commitment to helping users easily preserve their most intimate memories for eternity. With the impressive feature set of this camcorder such as greater range with up to 70x extended zoom and Intelligent Auto easy scene capture, it makes the perfect companions for any and every occasion‚”, said Aoki Yosuke, General Manager, Head of Asia Pacific Digital Imaging Marketing Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific.

The DCR-SX22 will be available in South Africa from end September 2012.

Specifications Sheet



Video Format


Image Sensor

1/8 type (2.25mm) Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD Imager

Still Image Size (maximum)

Approx. 560K pixels (4:3)


60x/70x / 1800x (Optical/Extended/Digital zoom)


Sony Lens F1.8 ~ F6.0

For movies: 39 mm ~ 2340 mm (1 9/16 in. ~92 1/4 in.) (16:9)

For photos: 44 mm ~ 2640 mm (1 3/4 in. ~104 in.) (4:3)

Image Stabiliser

Electrical SteadyShot image stabilisation


6.7cm (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Wide (16:9)

Memory Card

Memory Stick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Dimensions WxHxD

58.5 mm √ó 55.5 mm √ó 124.5 mm (w/h/d) including the projecting parts, and the supplied rechargeable battery pack attached)

54 mm √ó 55.5 mm √ó 124.5 mm (w/h/d) including


Approx. 230g (excluding battery)

Approx. 195g (excluding battery)


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