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Sony W220 vs Sony WX80

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
38
Overall
39

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 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
  • Released January 2009
Sony WX80
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-8.0) lens
  • 124g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2013
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 Overview

Here, we are reviewing the Sony W220 vs Sony WX80, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are designed by Sony. There exists a significant gap between the image resolutions of the W220 (12MP) and WX80 (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W220 was introduced 5 years before the WX80 which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise summation of how the W220 matches up versus the WX80 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony WX80

 W220 WX80 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Sony WX80 over the Sony W220

 WX80 W220 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2009More modern by 48 months

Common features in the Sony W220 and Sony WX80

 W220 WX80 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display sizing
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Sony W220 comes with exterior dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Sony WX80 has dimensions of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9") with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the W220 against the WX80.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the W220 and WX80 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 top view buttons comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to imagine the gap between sensor sizes purely by going over a spec sheet. The image here will give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the W220 and WX80.

As you can see, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You should expect to see the Sony WX80 to offer you extra detail using its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images way more aggressively. The more aged W220 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 sensor size comparison

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W220 Portrait photography details
Sony WX80 Portrait photography details
27
you can focus manually
manual mode not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
35
decent megapixels (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony W220 as a Street photography camera
Sony WX80 as a Street photography camera
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
lighter than average in class (124 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony W220 Sports photography advice
Sony WX80 Sports photography advice
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max fps very slow (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony W220 Travel photography highlights
Sony WX80 Travel photography highlights
51
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than average in class (124g)
offers focus via touch
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W220 Landscape photography information
Sony WX80 Landscape photography information
32
you can focus manually
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
39
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony W220
Vlogging with Sony WX80
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone jack
35
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (124g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone socket
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Sony W220 vs Sony WX80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W220 and Sony WX80
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-01-08 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ
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 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
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 mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 30-120mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-7.1 f/3.3-8.0
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech - TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Auto ISO) 4.20 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
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 147 grams (0.32 lbs) 124 grams (0.27 lbs)
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 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 - 240 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at release $160 $276