Sony face detection technology for video and photos; identifies up to eight faces and corrects focus, exposure, color control, and when photos are taken, flash control; Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media card and built-in 40GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to 41 hours of video (LP mode); 4-megapixel photo capture with 2-megapixel Sony ClearVid CMOS sensor technology; Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with built-in zoom microphone for clear recordings of subjects; Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization for smooth video and photos; Simultaneous dual record mode (movie and 3-megapixel photos) and slow motion video (240 fps) with audio
The SR220 has since been replaced by the Sony DCR-SR68
, but here's what we wrote about the 220 when it first came out:
Another, more affordable hybrid camcorder makes it's way onto Sony's starting lineup of hard disk camcorders. Along with with ability to record up to 41 hours (LP mode) on it's 40GB hard drive, the DCR-SR220 has Sony face detection technology that can identify and properly focus on up to eight faces in the scene.
It's 4 megapixel still camera capability can also shoot in dual record mode, but at a slightly less 3MP resolution.