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Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220

Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
34
Overall
36
Pentax WG-10 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Key Specs

Pentax WG-10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 167g - 116 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced June 2013
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
  • Launched January 2009
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Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220, former being a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Pentax and Sony. The image resolution of the WG-10 (14MP) and the W220 (12MP) is pretty similar and they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The WG-10 was manufactured 4 years later than the W220 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the WG-10 matches up vs the W220 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Pentax WG-10 over the Sony W220

 WG-10 W220 
LaunchedJune 2013January 2009More recent by 55 months

Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Pentax WG-10

 W220 WG-10 

Common features in the Pentax WG-10 and Sony W220

 WG-10 W220 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to lug around your camera regularly, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Pentax WG-10 provides external dimensions of 116mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.6" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs) while the Sony W220 has measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

Look at the Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the WG-10 against the W220.

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the WG-10 and W220 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 top view buttons comparison

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to imagine the difference between sensor measurements simply by reading specifications. The photograph underneath may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the WG-10 and W220.

To sum up, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Pentax WG-10 to offer you greater detail due to its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop pictures far more aggressively. The more modern WG-10 should have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 sensor size comparison

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax WG-10 Portrait photography factors
Sony W220 Portrait photography factors
39
focusing manually
good megapixels (14MP)
comes with face detection autofocus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
27
you can focus manually
no manual control
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Pentax WG-10 Street photography highlights
Sony W220 Street photography highlights
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Pentax WG-10 Sports photography features
Sony W220 Sports photography features
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment sealing
low frames per second (0.7 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Pentax WG-10 Travel photography details
Sony W220 Travel photography details
71
environment sealing
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5)
51
built-in flash
missing Timelapse function
low MP (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax WG-10 Landscape photography information
Sony W220 Landscape photography information
47
focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
32
you can focus manually
built in image stabilization (Optical)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7")
no manual control
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax WG-10 Vlogging features
Sony W220 Vlogging features
30
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone socket
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone support
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Pentax WG-10 vs Sony W220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax WG-10 and Sony W220
 Pentax WG-10Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
General Information
Brand Name Pentax Sony
Model Pentax WG-10 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-06-21 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 30-120mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.5 f/2.8-7.1
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech Widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 1 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 0.7 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 1.20 m 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 167 grams (0.37 lb) 147 grams (0.32 lb)
Dimensions 116 x 59 x 29mm (4.6" x 2.3" x 1.1") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 260 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model D-LI92 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots One One
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