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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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21 Prices from 9 Stores | $89.95-$193.79
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixels 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.

$85 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W800 costs $89.95, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is $175.00.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony DSC-W800 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 20770 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 27295.
4 Reasons For
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). Read more

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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.

10 more battery life Edit
The number of battery life on the Sony DSC-WX220 is 210 shots, but the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200 shots battery life. 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.

User reviews are moderately better
Based on 521 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 1,275 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
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). Read more

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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.

10 less battery life Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210 shots battery life. 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.

Three months older
The Sony DSC-W800 is older than the Sony DSC-WX220 by three months.
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 521 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
1.9MP lower megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixels 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.

$85 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX220 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800 by $85.05.
Less retailers
Only 7 retailers sells the Sony DSC-WX220, whereas 9 shops 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.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 27295 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 20770.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

42 months Ago 39 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact
 compact
Megapixels
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Sensor Size
1" 1"
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 2896
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 2896
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

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

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
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
HD Type
 Not supported
 Full HD
 HD
 Not supported
 Full HD
 HD

Memory

Internal Memory
29MB Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 microSD
 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
 microSD
 MS PRO Duo HS

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 custom m
 cus
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 custom m
 cus
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Mo
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Antique
 Black&White
 Calm
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Single
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Single
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
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life
200 shots 210 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Silent Shooting

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