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Sony DSCWX220B Digital Camera

$198.00
Compact Camera 18.2MP 10x May 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good technical features
Kleines Display
173 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. This Sony camera received a "Recommended" award from website Expert Reviews, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 81%.

User Reviews Are Good

DSC-WX220 owners on average rated this digital camera 88%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Fourty customers who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Ephotozine.com scored it 6 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX220 on Ephotozine “Rather more impressive is that the camera packs a wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation in a metal body not much larger”. An anonymous reviewer said in her review of the Sony DSC-WX220 “Really happy with usability and quality of pictures” and scored it 6 stars. Annickb said on Johnlewis.com “I was expecting better quality pictures for a product of this price”.

Robust

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX220 was well made. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned three years ago “An 18.2 megapixel sensor, high speed shooting and built in Wi-Fi”. Beertrekker said on Johnlewis.com two years ago “Very small, neat and well made” in their review of this digital camera. Beegee said on Johnlewis.com “I bought this small camera a couple of weeks ago, having looked on the web for small pocket size camera with powerful zoom and good quality built” and rated it 7 stars.

One customer considered that this digital camera was strong and durable. Pistolpete81 said “It also needs to be quite robust, easy to use (fat fingers)” and rated the product 7 stars. One customer said in their reviews that it was reliable. Jayemeff wrote on Johnlewis.com “The good thing about buying a Sony is that you know that you have a good reliable camera”.

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Nice Design

Eight owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good looking. Cathi41 scored it 7 stars and wrote on Johnlewis.com “Size wise they are pretty similar” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX220. Chillipsco wrote on Johnlewis.com “It takes simply beautiful pictures” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 9 stars. Smoo3455 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “This fits the bill beautifully and takes really good photos!” in their review of this digital camera.

Six owners considered that it was neat. Barmy1 mentioned “It is also very compact and fitted neatly into the belt pocket on my rucksack”. Deano1 wrote two years ago “It fits neatly into your pocket”. Vinnie Richardson gave it a score of 7 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Camera tidy”.

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Beegee wrote “Amongst many contenders, this one caught my eye with its impecable design, good parameters in both digital” in their Sony DSC-WX220 review. Dale wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Great features nicely designed”.

One owner concluded that it was smooth. Bob said “Smooth like a pro” and gave it a score of 7 stars. One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Raff said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX220 “The ergonomics are fine considering the limited space for buttons.”.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Fifty-one people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Angelica55 said two years ago “This is an easy camera to use”. In the same month Antt gave it a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “An easy to use camera that produces absolutely superb pictures”. Booty wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX220 on Johnlewis.com “So far found it easy to use giving excellent results”.

Eight customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com said “Super crisp clear image, SDcard slot, audio output jack, AV input jack, HDMI input, USB port, easy onboard 7 button control and menu, Video focus nob, internal speaker” in their review of this digital camera. Chillipsco said in their review of this digital camera “Despite what other reviews have said, I found the menus quite easy to use” and scored the product 7 stars. Traveller63 wrote two years ago “Bought only 3 weeks ago, already taken hundreds of pictures - quickly got used to range of features; menu is easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to handle. Beertrekker wrote on Johnlewis.com “The Superior Auto seems to do it all brilliantly, handling most situations” in their review of this digital camera. Szilard Locsei scored it 7 stars and said “Size, handling is good for a point”.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Lm52 mentioned “Fairly easy to set up and get started”. Paul Easley mentioned “The wireless connection between my phone and this camera was "dumb-blonde" simple to set up and using my mobile phone's screen to monitor the camera, take pictures” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX220.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fourteen people who purchased the product said that it had good features. Allan636 wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Nice phone and good camera features”. Dale said “Good features well divined” in his review of this digital camera. Dale also mentioned “Easy to use features” in his review.


Good Quality Lens

Twenty people concluded that it had a good zoom. Antt wrote “The zoom is absolutely superb!” in their Sony DSC-WX220 review. Siddy mentioned on Johnlewis.com two years ago “The X10 optical zoom was brilliant and gave good results” in their review of this digital camera. Mr Baz wrote “Good zoom range and above average image quality”.

Seven owners who bought the product thought it had a good lens. Red Fred wrote on Johnlewis.com “The lens range is also excellent - not too ambitious like some manufacturers” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars. Jaxy wrote in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “The lens is of high quality”. Three years ago Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “The images and lens are clearly a good step up over the Lumix” in his review of this digital camera.

Four owners mentioned that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Pretorrien scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Quick little camera, quick to focus and shoot”. Mr Baz said in his Sony DSC-WX220 review on Amazon “+ Autofocus is quite quick (for a compact)” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Raff wrote on Amazon two years ago “The low light modes and image stabilization are great and really negate the need for the flash in a lot of situations, giving much more natural results” in their review of this digital camera.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Ninety-two people agreed that it was able to produce good images. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their Sony DSC-WX220 review “Vids and pics well.” but they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Light weight and can use a number of inputs to get your image on the wall” in their review. Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot WX220 delivers bright colourful photos, with good exposure” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great Resolution” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Bp wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good presets make for very easy shooting”. Mr Baz mentioned three years ago “Details are good for a compact shooting HD video”.

Four customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago expert website Photographyblog.com rated this digital camera 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Still packs Sony's 18.2MP sensor capable of a maximum ISO3200 standard sensitivity, paired with the latest BIONZ X processor”. In the same month The Duck mentioned “Picutre quality is good, allowing for the sensor size, though it does struggle in low light, high contrast situations with moving subjects (such as at indoor music concerts” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Tobias scored it 7 stars and he mentioned “Great compact, very light compact and sensor is very good quality considering price range”.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Great low light photos” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Good in Low Light” in their review. Three years ago Snapper said in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “Impressive colour balance and low light performance” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

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Good for Video Recording

Twenty-eight people who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “I hooked up to vcr to play tv” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Pocket Video Cam” in their review. Three years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com said “The WX220 is capable of recording Full 1080/60p HD videos and, than” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX220.

Good Flash

One person who bought it wrote that it had a good flash. Henry Schmidt gave it a score of 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Flash is nice and bright”.

Kleines Display

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Two years ago Nothingwired.com wrote “Kleines Display”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Id get it again.126 bucks and can turn tv on ceiling into 80 inch wide screen.” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer mentioned that it did not have a good viewfinder. The Duck wrote “The viewing screen is excellent and whilst not as good as a proper view finder it does its job really well”.

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Other

A Best Selling Product

Across all cameras, the DSC-WX220 is one the top selling products currently available for purchase.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX220 in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Twenty-nine people who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Small Compact”. Ephotozine.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot WX220 is an ultra compact digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years” and scored it 5 stars.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Booty said on Johnlewis.com “Small size, easy to carry in pocket yet has 10x zoom which is brilliant”. Two years ago Wullie2015 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great Camera light and easy to carry about in your pocket”. Sensei1948 scored it 8 stars and wrote “The small package makes for a useful travel camera which won't take up any space at all and easy to carry” in their Sony DSC-WX220 review.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was lightweight. Chillipsco mentioned on Johnlewis.com “For a good lightweight camera that takes excellent quality photos, then the WX220 is not to be overlooked” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape. One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky.

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Very Light

The weights of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 90g to 1.5kg. The Sony DSC-WX220 is one of the lighter digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera (only 105 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Samsung NX1000 ($782.12) (217.7g) which also has a higher rating.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who bought the Sony DSC-WX220 thought it was easy to sync. An anonymous author said in her Sony DSC-WX220 review on Johnlewis.com “However problems I am having is syncing it to be 'controlled' or paired with my IPHONE 5 using the PLAYMEMORIES App” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One owner who bought the product said that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-WX220 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX1000 ($782.12) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX220 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX220 supports video capability, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX220 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX220 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung NX1000 ($782.12) which has better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony DSC-WX220 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-WX220 has a fairly big digital zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 2x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 33x.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-WX220 has a fairly standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1000 ($782.12) is also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX220 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX220 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-WX220 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Four customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was noisy.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Sony DSC-WX220 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seven customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Good Battery Life” . An anonymous author wrote on Johnlewis.com in the same month “ALthough more than enough for a couple of nights out, seem to have to recharge again for my next social session” in her Sony DSC-WX220 review. Rich2911 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Downside is the battery life when filming movies”.


Support

Good Support

Eight customers considered that it had good technical guidance. Cathi41 said in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “The online manual was easy to locate”. Bob rated this digital camera 7 stars and he said “Just reading the built in instructions for 1/2 hour depleted the battery to 1-of-4 marks.”. Two years ago Shonsie said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX220 on Johnlewis.com “Ideal for quick easy photos, no complicated instructions Goes in pocket” and gave the product a score of 6 stars.


Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 2.5", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Sony DSC-WX220 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Battery

Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony DSC-WX220 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Price

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Product Identifiers

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

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