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Sony W220 vs Sony W650

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Key Specs

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
  • Announced January 2009
Sony W650
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 124g - 94 x 56 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Sony W220 vs Sony W650, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both built by Sony. There exists a significant gap between the image resolutions of the W220 (12MP) and W650 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The W220 was introduced 4 years earlier than the W650 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise summary of how the W220 scores versus the W650 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony W650

 W220 W650 
Focus manually Very accurate focus

Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Sony W220

 W650 W220 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012January 2009More recent by 36 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Sony W220 and Sony W650

 W220 W650 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera, you are going to need to think about its weight and volume. The Sony W220 has external measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Sony W650 has sizing of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

Check out the Sony W220 vs Sony W650 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the W220 versus the W650.

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the W220 and W650 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 top view buttons comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to visualise the gap between sensor measurements purely by reading specifications. The graphic underneath will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the W220 and W650.

Plainly, the 2 cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Sony W650 to deliver greater detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The older W220 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 sensor size comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony W220
Portrait photography with Sony W650
27
has manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
34
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides face detect focus
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony W220 Street photography details
Sony W650 Street photography details
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (124 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony W220
Sports photography with Sony W650
25
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W220 Travel photography info
Sony W650 Travel photography info
51
flash built-in
missing Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than average in class (124g)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W220 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W650 as a Landscape photography camera
32
has manual focus
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse function
43
rather wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
manual mode not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony W220
Vlogging with Sony W650
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone port
33
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
lighter than average in class (124g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
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Sony W220 vs Sony W650 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W220 and Sony W650
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-01-08 2012-01-10
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 30-120mm (4.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-7.1 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 secs 2 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 2.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.10 m (Auto ISO) 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 147g (0.32 lbs) 124g (0.27 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 life - 220 photos
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch price $160 $140