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Nikon L19 vs Sony W220

Portability
94
Imaging
31
Features
11
Overall
23
Nikon Coolpix L19 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Key Specs

Nikon L19
(Full Review)
  • 8MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 130g - 97 x 61 x 29mm
  • Introduced February 2009
Sony W220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 30-120mm (F2.8-7.1) lens
  • 147g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Overview

Below is a in-depth overview of the Nikon L19 versus Sony W220, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Nikon and Sony. There exists a sizable gap between the image resolutions of the L19 (8MP) and W220 (12MP) and the L19 (1/2.5") and W220 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor sizes.

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The L19 was manufactured at a similar time to the W220 and they are both of a similar age. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a detailed comparison, here is a short introduction of how the L19 scores vs the W220 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L19 over the Sony W220

 L19 W220 

Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Nikon L19

 W220 L19 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing

Common features in the Nikon L19 and Sony W220

 L19 W220 
ReleasedFebruary 2009January 2009Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Nikon L19 offers outside measurements of 97mm x 61mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Sony W220 has specifications of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

Compare the Nikon L19 versus Sony W220 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using at that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the L19 and the W220.

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the L19 and W220 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to see the contrast between sensor measurements simply by reading a spec sheet. The graphic below will offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the L19 and W220.

Clearly, the two cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The L19 due to its tinier sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field trickier and the Sony W220 will deliver more detail due to its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will let you crop images a good deal more aggressively.

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 sensor size comparison

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L19 Portrait photography info
Sony W220 Portrait photography info
18
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
MP count low (8MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
lacks RAW format
27
has manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon L19 Street photography factors
Sony W220 Street photography factors
54
lighter than competitors in class (130 grams)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
lacks RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L19 as a Sports photography camera
Sony W220 as a Sports photography camera
15
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (8 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
lacks phase detect autofocus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L19 as a Travel photography camera
Sony W220 as a Travel photography camera
57
lighter than competitors in class (130g)
has built in flash
no Time Lapse mode
MP count low (8MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.1)
51
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L19 Landscape photography advice
Sony W220 Landscape photography advice
21
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (8 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
lacks RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
32
has manual focus
built in image stabilization (Optical)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L19 as a Vlogging camera
Sony W220 as a Vlogging camera
25
lighter than competitors in class (130g)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic port
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
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Nikon L19 vs Sony W220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L19 and Sony W220
 Nikon Coolpix L19Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
General Information
Make Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix L19 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-02-03 2009-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 8 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3264 x 2448 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 30-120mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-6.7 f/2.8-7.1
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 6.3 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 1s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed - 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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 file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 130g (0.29 lbs) 147g (0.32 lbs)
Physical dimensions 97 x 61 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $0 $160