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Canon A800 vs Sony W220

Portability
93
Imaging
34
Features
19
Overall
28
Canon PowerShot A800 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Key Specs

Canon A800
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-122mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 186g - 94 x 61 x 31mm
  • Introduced January 2011
Sony W220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 30-120mm (F2.8-7.1) lens
  • 147g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Canon A800 and Sony W220, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and Sony. The sensor resolution of the A800 (10MP) and the W220 (12MP) is relatively similar and they come with the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A800 was unveiled 2 years after the W220 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a thorough comparison, below is a concise overview of how the A800 matches up vs the W220 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A800 over the Sony W220

 A800 W220 
RevealedJanuary 2011January 2009Newer by 25 months

Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Canon A800

 W220 A800 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen sizing2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kCrisper screen (+115k dot)

Common features in the Canon A800 and Sony W220

 A800 W220 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and size. The Canon A800 comes with physical measurements of 94mm x 61mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 186 grams (0.41 lbs) and the Sony W220 has specifications of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

Compare the Canon A800 and Sony W220 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you select during that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the A800 against the W220.

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the A800 and W220 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 top view buttons comparison

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions only by going over a spec sheet. The pic underneath should provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the A800 and W220.

As you can see, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Sony W220 to offer you more detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots a little more aggressively. The more modern A800 will have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 sensor size comparison

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A800 Portrait photography highlights
Sony W220 Portrait photography highlights
26
has face detection autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
27
you can focus manually
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A800 Street photography advice
Sony W220 Street photography advice
46
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A800 Sports photography information
Sony W220 Sports photography information
29
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (300 per charge)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A800 Travel photography advice
Sony W220 Travel photography advice
55
better than average battery power (300 shots)
built-in flash
no Timelapse recording
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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flash built-in
no Time Lapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A800 Landscape photography factors
Sony W220 Landscape photography factors
27
better than average battery power (300 per charge)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
manual mode not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Timelapse recording
32
you can focus manually
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A800 as a Vlogging camera
Sony W220 as a Vlogging camera
24
has face detection autofocus
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
no external microphone socket
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
no mic socket
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Canon A800 vs Sony W220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A800 and Sony W220
 Canon PowerShot A800Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
General Information
Brand Name Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot A800 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-01-05 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 3 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 30-120mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.8-7.1
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 1 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 186g (0.41 lbs) 147g (0.32 lbs)
Dimensions 94 x 61 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 images -
Battery type AA -
Battery model 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $90 $160