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Sony DSCWX220B

$198.00
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning and great value for money 18.2 megapixel 10 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 18.2MP 10x Yes May 2014
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Sony DSC-WX220 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony DSC-WX220 number 337 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and it is a good size. However they also report unsatisfactory technical guidance.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
Very light
Quite small display diagonal
Only 210 battery life (CIPA standard)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-WX220 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras. It is also average for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-WX220?

The Sony DSC-WX220 is 92.3mm wide and 52.4mm tall. It is 21.6mm deep and weighs 105g.

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Sony DSC-WX220 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Expert Reviews and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this digital camera is 81 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, DSC-WX220 owners rated this camera 89 out of 100. 313 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

36 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Product Quality

46 customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

36 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact, 12 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to carry around and three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight.

Customers Report Excellent Design

12 people who purchased the Sony DSC-WX220 reckoned that it was good looking, three people said that this digital camera was well designed and three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. three customers who purchased it thought it was neat.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

84 customers considered that the Sony DSC-WX220 was easy to use, eight customers considered that it was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. two customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

27 owners who bought this digital camera thought it had good features.

Customers Report Inferior Technical Guidance

Four customers who purchased the product agreed that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 people said in their reviews that it had a good zoom, four people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and three people reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

141 customers mentioned that it was able to produce good images, six owners mentioned that it was good in low light and three customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

Very Good Brand

Based on 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

Four owners reckoned that the Sony DSC-WX220 was well made and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Video Capture

18 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Seven people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony DSC-WX220 of £89.99 ($89.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $108.01.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-WX220 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Light

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The DSC-WX220 is quite light (only 105 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX220 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-WX220 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The DSC-WX220 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9".

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-WX220 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-WX220 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX220 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. This camera also support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX220 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-WX220 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX220 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when Sony released the DSC-WX220.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx220pce3, sony dscwx220b, sony optical4x, sony dscwx220n
Barcodes 00027242876934, 00027242876958, 04056572579372, 04905524980721, 04905524980738, 04905524980745, 04905524980752, 04905524980790

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