Sony WX220 summary
Sony WX220 is Sony's Ultracompact camera originally released on February of 2014. It features a 18 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The WX220 is scored #11 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #602 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
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Sony WX220 family
The Sony WX220 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can look at all earlier and most recent models as well as key features.
Sony WX220 Gallery
You can check the WX220 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony WX220 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Sony WX220 based on aspects which are normally regarded as crucial in a camera.
Sony WX220 Sensor info
The Sony WX220 features the Bionz X processor. The size of the sensor in the Sony WX220 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4896 x 3672 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 18MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the WX220's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The WX220 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony WX220 dimensions
Sony WX220 weighs around 0.27 pounds (121g or 4.27 oz) and features external size of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Sony WX220 is similar as compared to other competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Underneath is a image of the Sony WX220 next to a softdrink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show the button arrangement on the WX220.
Sony WX220 Lens info
The WX220 has a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 25-250mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which is not at all exceptional however it can be helpful in a few situations.
At the widest 25mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 and that is somewhat slow and not great in low light occasions and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also need to up the ISO producing noisy pictures. With the tele end, 250mm is incredible zoom and comes with f5.9 making it really sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Sony WX220 Connectivity
The WX220 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy photos and at times adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony WX220 Video info
The highest possible video resolution in the Sony WX220 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance in quality versus file sizes but 1080p won't give you much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means that you get little control over your audio. It is probably best to have a look at an alternative model should you require decent audio in your video clips.
Sony WX220 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Sony WX220 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Sony WX220 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony WX220 features a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details regarding Sony WX220 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful in sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Sony WX220 Shutter info
Sony WX220 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony WX220 Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony WX220 boasts only built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Sony WX220 Autofocusing info
Sony WX220 boasts just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be helpful for taking photos of people.
It also includes Tracking AF for moving subjects. Sony WX220 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus option is useful in low light or you need more precise focusing control.
Sony WX220 Battery life
The battery life (NP-BN) for the Sony WX220 is fashioned to last for 210 shutters as per the CIPA benchmarks making it similar to its rivals. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the best (320) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Sony WX220 for varying forms of photography
The following chart displays a summary of the Sony WX220 for varying forms of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony WX220
The Sony WX220 receives a score of 37 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really good to use for portraits. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files together with the capability to work with external lighting.
Sony WX220 Street photography advice
Getting a reasonable rating of 59, the Sony WX220 is reasonably adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Sony WX220
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 47 indicates the Sony WX220 is somewhat acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony WX220 Travel photography info
Portability is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony WX220 gets a nice 70 as a travelling camera which is a fine choice to buy for your trips.
Sony WX220 Landscape photography information
For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Sony WX220 at it's subpar score of 45 as a landscape camera is not really good within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Sony WX220
A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Sony WX220 is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar score of 35.
Sony WX220 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the WX220, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall under the category of Ultracompact.
The line graph here will give you an overview of the WX220 versus it's top rated competitors shown above.
Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To see a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.