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Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Samsung EX2F front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
41
Overall
42

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Key Specs

Samsung EX2F
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-80mm (F1.4-2.7) lens
  • 294g - 112 x 62 x 29mm
  • Released December 2012
Sony WX220
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 121g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
  • Announced February 2014
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Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Overview

On this page, we will be analyzing the Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact by companies Samsung and Sony. There is a considerable difference among the image resolutions of the EX2F (12MP) and WX220 (18MP) and the EX2F (1/1.7") and WX220 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizing.

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The EX2F was revealed 14 months earlier than the WX220 which makes them a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Samsung EX2F being a Compact camera and the Sony WX220 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a concise summary of how the EX2F scores against the WX220 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung EX2F over the Sony WX220

 EX2F WX220 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Sony WX220 over the Samsung EX2F

 WX220 EX2F 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014December 2012Fresher by 14 months
Screen resolution460k0kClearer screen (+460k dot)

Common features in the Samsung EX2F and Sony WX220

 EX2F WX220 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Samsung EX2F features outside dimensions of 112mm x 62mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 294 grams (0.65 lbs) and the Sony WX220 has dimensions of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the EX2F vs the WX220.

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the EX2F and WX220 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 top view buttons comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to visualize the gap in sensor sizing only by viewing specs. The visual below should offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX2F and WX220.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The EX2F having a bigger sensor is going to make getting bokeh simpler and the Sony WX220 will result in extra detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs more aggressively. The older EX2F will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 sensor size comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung EX2F as a Portrait photography camera
Sony WX220 as a Portrait photography camera
42
has manual focus
saves RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
37
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
features face detect focus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung EX2F Street photography information
Sony WX220 Street photography information
68
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition in class (294 grams)
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Samsung EX2F Sports photography factors
Sony WX220 Sports photography factors
31
has image stabilization (Optical)
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
no phase detect auto focus
46
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
features tracking focus
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung EX2F Travel photography information
Sony WX220 Travel photography information
66
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
quite wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (294g)
low MP (12 megapixels)
69
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
very long reach (250mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung EX2F Landscape photography details
Sony WX220 Landscape photography details
53
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
no Timelapse recording
44
rather wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung EX2F Vlogging features
Sony WX220 Vlogging features
71
quite wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
no microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (294 grams)
34
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone jack
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Samsung EX2F vs Sony WX220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung EX2F and Sony WX220
 Samsung EX2FSony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model type Samsung EX2F Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Class Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Released 2012-12-18 2014-02-12
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-80mm (3.3x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/1.4-2.7 f/3.3-5.9
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 0 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech AMOLED -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Features
Slowest shutter speed - 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed - 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 3.70 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual Auto, on, slow synchro, off, advanced
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
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 294 grams (0.65 lb) 121 grams (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 62 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") 92 x 52 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 48 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 209 not tested
Other
Battery life - 210 shots
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID SLB-10A NP-BN
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $478 $198