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Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Sony DSC-WX220

Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Kodak Pixpro AZ421
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

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

Larger display diagonal Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a display diagonal 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.

Cheaper by $42
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 costs $155.99, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is $198.00.
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 Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel of 18.2MP, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 16.15MP 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a digital zoom of 20x, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (16x 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.

230,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels lower).
Four times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera. That's 349g lighter than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (105g). 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Available from 3 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 Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 16.15MP digital camera. That's 2.05MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (18.2MP). 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.

Four times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 16x smaller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (20x). 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.

Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a weight of 454g, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g 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 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only stocked by 5 shops, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 8 retailers. 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.
5 Reasons Against
32x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10x, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 42x 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.

Smaller display diagonal 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.

$42 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX220 is more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 by $42.01.
Five months older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 by five 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).

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

31 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.15MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 9/7
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.016 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
1.2 - 4.4 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.5 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LB-060 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 210 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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