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Sony DSC-W800 vs Sony DSC-WX220

Sony DSC-W800 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Sony DSC-W800
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only an 18.2MP 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 40x, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 20x 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.

$110 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W800 costs $88.00, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is $198.00.
More popular
The Sony DSC-W800 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 128 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 506.
7 Reasons For
5x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10x, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (5x 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.

230,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,400 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

4% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera. That's 4g lighter than the Sony DSC-W800 (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 number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-WX220 is 210.00, but the Sony DSC-W800 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 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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 85% (based on 463 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera (5x 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.

230,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,400 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI, however the Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera. That's 4g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX220 (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 less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 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
Only 7 sellers sells the Sony DSC-W800, however 8 stores sell the Sony DSC-WX220. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-W800 has an average user rating of 85%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
1.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel of 18.2MP, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP 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 20x, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x 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.

$110 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX220 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800 by $110.
One month older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Sony DSC-W800 by one month.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 506 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 128.

Awards

No awards found 2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

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)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
2s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.6 - 1.76 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 3.5 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
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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
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
 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

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Antique
 Black&White
 Calm
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Type
NP-BN NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 210 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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