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Sony W220 vs Sony WX350

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 front
Portability
94
Imaging
43
Features
43
Overall
43

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 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 WX350
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 96 x 55 x 26mm
  • Introduced February 2014
  • Superseded the Sony WX300
  • Refreshed by Sony WX500
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Sony W220 and Sony WX350, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are offered by Sony. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the W220 (12MP) and WX350 (18MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W220 was announced 6 years prior to the WX350 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a detailed comparison, below is a short highlight of how the W220 scores vs the WX350 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony WX350

 W220 WX350 
Manually focus Dial exact focus

Reasons to pick Sony WX350 over the Sony W220

 WX350 W220 
IntroducedFebruary 2014January 2009More recent by 62 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Sony W220 and Sony WX350

 W220 WX350 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and volume. The Sony W220 has got exterior dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Sony WX350 has sizing of 96mm x 55mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the W220 and the WX350.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the W220 and WX350 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 top view buttons comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very difficult to imagine the difference between sensor measurements purely by going over a spec sheet. The photograph below might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the W220 and WX350.

Clearly, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Sony WX350 to deliver more detail with its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The older W220 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 sensor size comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W220 Portrait photography factors
Sony WX350 Portrait photography factors
27
has manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
37
megapixel count good (18MP)
provides face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony W220 Street photography highlights
Sony WX350 Street photography highlights
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (164 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony W220
Sports photography with Sony WX350
25
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
52
excellent zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18MP)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery pack (470 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony W220 Travel photography information
Sony WX350 Travel photography information
51
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
72
better than average battery pack (470 CIPA)
lighter than competition in class (164 grams)
megapixel count good (18MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
very long zoom (500mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W220 Landscape photography highlights
Sony WX350 Landscape photography highlights
32
has manual focus
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
47
decently wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18MP)
better than average battery pack (470 per charge)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W220 Vlogging information
Sony WX350 Vlogging information
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (30mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic jack
35
decently wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (164g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of microphone port
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W220 and Sony WX350
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-01-08 2014-02-13
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 12 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 30-120mm (4.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-7.1 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Auto ISO) 4.30 m
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps) VCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i),MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 147g (0.32 lbs) 164g (0.36 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 96 x 55 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 life - 470 photographs
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $160 $270