Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Kodak Pixpro AZ421
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
77% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 32x bigger than the Sony DSC-WX220 (10xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 29s longer than the Sony DSC-WX220 (1ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Larger screen size Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.3" larger than the Sony DSC-WX220 (2.7""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Much better user reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average user review score of the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 16.15MPMP digital camera (2.05MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Four times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera. That's 349g lighter than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (105gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 only takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$94 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 is $94.04 cheaper than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
13% lower megapixel count Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 16.15MPMP digital camera. That's 2.05MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (18.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

230 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels pixels).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a weight of 454gg, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera (349g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Only 200 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $94
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is $94.04 more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220.
Not as many stockists
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only stocked by 4 stores, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 6 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
6 Reasons Against
32x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10xx, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera (32x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
29x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1ss, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller screen size Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 2.7"" screen, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 3"" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Eight months older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 by eight months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.15MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
20x
Maximum Aperture
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.45 - 44.5
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
15/11 9/7
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.016 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.2 - 4.4 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
8MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
454g 105g
BEST
Height
81.6mm 52.4mm
Depth
84.4mm 21.6mm
Width
112.7mm 92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LB-060 NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 210 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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