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Sony W220 vs Sony WX5

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
29
Overall
32

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 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 WX5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 146g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
  • Launched July 2010
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Sony W220 and Sony WX5, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both produced by Sony. The resolution of the W220 (12MP) and the WX5 (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W220 was released 18 months before the WX5 making them a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a quick overview of how the W220 matches up vs the WX5 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony WX5

 W220 WX5 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Sony WX5 over the Sony W220

 WX5 W220 
LaunchedJuly 2010January 2009Fresher by 18 months
Display dimensions2.8"2.7"Larger display (+0.1")
Display resolution461k230kCrisper display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Sony W220 and Sony WX5

 W220 WX5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Sony W220 provides physical dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Sony WX5 has specifications of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9") having a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

Analyze the Sony W220 and Sony WX5 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. Following is a front view size comparison of the W220 against the WX5.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the W220 and WX5 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 top view buttons comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to imagine the gap between sensor sizing just by looking at specifications. The photograph underneath might provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the W220 and WX5.

Plainly, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same megapixels and you can expect similar quality of pictures though you need to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The older W220 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 sensor size comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony W220
Portrait photography with Sony WX5
27
you can focus manually
no manual control
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
21
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony W220 Street photography highlights
Sony WX5 Street photography highlights
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony W220
Sports photography with Sony WX5
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
34
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W220 Travel photography information
Sony WX5 Travel photography information
51
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
58
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
no Time Lapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.4)
Photography Glossary

Landscape Comparison

Sony W220 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony WX5 as a Landscape photography camera
32
you can focus manually
built in image stabilization (Optical)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Timelapse function
37
rather wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (2.8 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.4)
no manual control
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W220 as a Vlogging camera
Sony WX5 as a Vlogging camera
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (30mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone jack
32
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f2.4)
screen is not selfie friendly
no external mic support
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W220 and Sony WX5
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-08 2010-07-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 30-120mm (4.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-7.1 f/2.4-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 2.8"
Resolution of screen 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.10 m (Auto ISO) 5.10 m
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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) 1920 x 1080 (50 fps), 1440 x 1080 (50, 25fps), 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 147 gr (0.32 pounds) 146 gr (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 92 x 52 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9")
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 ID - NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/ SDHC/ SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $160 $250