Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20xx, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 10xx optical zoom digital camera (10x smaller). 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.

Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s shorter). Read more

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

Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a screen size of 3"", however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 98 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an average user review score of 94%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MPMP digital camera. That's 2.2MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (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.

25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (100).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105gg, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161gg digital camera (56g heavier). 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.

15% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a height of 52.4mmmm. That's 7.6mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (52.4mmmm).
Thinner Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 21.6mmmm deep. That's 5.8mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (21.6mmmm).
8% narrower Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 92.3mmmm wide. That's 7.2mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (92.3mmmm).
One more awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has 1 award.
A bit better expert reviews
Based on 8 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 77% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
14% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MPMP digital camera (2.2MP 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.

25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
35% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161gg digital camera. That's 56g 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.

7.6mm taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 60mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 52.4mmmm tall digital camera (7.6mm shorter).
22% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a depth of 27.4mmmm, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 21.6mmmm deep digital camera (5.8mm thinner).
7.2mm wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a width of 99.5mmmm, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 92.3mmmm wide digital camera (7.2mm narrower).
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Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 only has an average expert rating of 77%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 8 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (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.

Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1ss. That's 3s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (1ss). 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. That's 0.3" smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (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.

Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-WX220 is 13 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 94% (based on 98 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
20x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
500mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 90 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
12/10 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
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 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.2 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 2.8 0.2 - 3.7
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
99% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 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
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
161g 105g
BEST
Height
60mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
27.4mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
99.5mm 92.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
161g 121g
BEST

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
EN-EL19 NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 210 shots
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Audio Recording Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
User Guide
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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