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Sony W220 vs Sony WX10

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
38
Overall
38

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Key Specs

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
  • Launched January 2009
Sony WX10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-168mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 161g - 95 x 54 x 23mm
  • Released January 2011
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Overview

In this article, we will be comparing the Sony W220 vs Sony WX10, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are manufactured by Sony. There is a large difference among the image resolutions of the W220 (12MP) and WX10 (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The W220 was unveiled 24 months prior to the WX10 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a quick view of how the W220 scores against the WX10 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony WX10

 W220 WX10 

Reasons to pick Sony WX10 over the Sony W220

 WX10 W220 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2009Newer by 24 months
Screen sizing2.8"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.1")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Sony W220 and Sony WX10

 W220 WX10 
Manually focus More exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Sony W220 enjoys exterior measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Sony WX10 has measurements of 95mm x 54mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") having a weight of 161 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the W220 versus the WX10.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the W220 and WX10 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 top view buttons comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions just by checking out a spec sheet. The image underneath should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the W220 and WX10.

Clearly, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can count on the Sony WX10 to produce greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The more aged W220 will be behind in sensor tech.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 sensor size comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W220 Portrait photography factors
Sony WX10 Portrait photography factors
27
has manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
39
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony W220 Street photography details
Sony WX10 Street photography details
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony W220 Sports photography information
Sony WX10 Sports photography information
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
39
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W220 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX10 as a Travel photography camera
51
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W220 Landscape photography info
Sony WX10 Landscape photography info
32
has manual focus
has image stabilization (Optical)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
50
focusing manually
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (2.8 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W220 Vlogging highlights
Sony WX10 Vlogging highlights
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have external mic jack
32
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.4)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing mic socket
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W220 and Sony WX10
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-08 2011-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
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 30-120mm (4.0x) 24-168mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-7.1 f/2.4-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.8 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - Clear Photo LCD Plus
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Auto ISO) 7.10 m
Flash options Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 147g (0.32 pounds) 161g (0.35 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 95 x 54 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 model - NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $160 $200