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Sony W220 vs Sony W710

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 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
  • Launched January 2009
Sony W710
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 114g - 97 x 55 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Sony W220 vs Sony W710 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Sony W220 and Sony W710, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are sold by Sony. There exists a huge gap between the sensor resolutions of the W220 (12MP) and W710 (16MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The W220 was brought out 5 years before the W710 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the W220 matches up versus the W710 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony W710

 W220 W710 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Sony W710 over the Sony W220

 W710 W220 
LaunchedJanuary 2013January 2009Newer by 48 months
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Sony W220 and Sony W710

 W220 W710 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and size. The Sony W220 comes with exterior measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Sony W710 has specifications of 97mm x 55mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 114 grams (0.25 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the W220 versus the W710.

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the W220 and W710 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 top view buttons comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions just by reading through technical specs. The image below will help give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the W220 and W710.

As you have seen, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Sony W710 to give more detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged W220 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 sensor size comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W220 vs Sony W710 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W220 Portrait photography details
Sony W710 Portrait photography details
27
manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
35
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony W220 Street photography advice
Sony W710 Street photography advice
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
67
image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus via touch
lighter than competitors in class (114g)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony W220
Sports photography with Sony W710
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
41
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W220 Travel photography details
Sony W710 Travel photography details
51
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (30mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than competitors in class (114g)
supports focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W220 Landscape photography advice
Sony W710 Landscape photography advice
32
manual focus
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (30mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
39
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W220 Vlogging information
Sony W710 Vlogging information
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (30mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
missing microphone jack
34
really wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
lighter than competitors in class (114g)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic jack
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Sony W220 vs Sony W710 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W220 and Sony W710
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-08 2013-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing 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 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 30-120mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-7.1 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 secs 2 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 2.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Auto ISO) 2.80 m
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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 (8 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 147 grams (0.32 lb) 114 grams (0.25 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 97 x 55 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 - 240 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $160 $90