Sony DSC-W800 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Sony DSC-W800
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only an 18.2MPMP digital camera (1.9MP 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.

20x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a digital zoom of 40xx, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 20xx digital zoom digital camera (20x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

1s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 2ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (1s shorter). Read more

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

Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
20fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fpsfps, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
4% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera. That's 4g lighter than the Sony DSC-W800 (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 number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-WX220 is 210 shots, but the Sony DSC-W800 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.

$23 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 costs $23.05 less than the Sony DSC-W800.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 165 user reviews, the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average review score of 89%, however the Sony DSC-W800 has an average rating of 86% (based on 498 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Significantly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
230 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 109gg digital camera. That's 4g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX220 (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 less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 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.

$23 more expensive
The Sony DSC-W800 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by $23.05.
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-W800 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
1.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (1.9MP higher). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a digital zoom of 20xx, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 40xx digital zoom digital camera (20x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 1ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 2ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (1s longer). Read more

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

Less retailers
Only 7 stores sells the Sony DSC-WX220, whereas 9 retailers sell the Sony DSC-W800. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Date Released

35 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
40x
BEST
20x
Maximum Aperture
6.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
2s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.6 - 1.76 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.4 - 3.5 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO Duo HS
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO Duo HS
Internal Memory
29MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Calm
 Antique
 Black&White
 Calm
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
109g 105g
BEST
Height
55.5mm 52.4mm
Depth
20.8mm 21.6mm
Width
96.8mm 92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
125g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Size
NP-BN NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 210 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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