Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix L330
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 26x optical zoom digital camera. That's 16x 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.

Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (100).
10% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3" screen digital camera. 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.

370.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 370.00, but the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210.00 shots per battery charge. 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.

Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 92% based on 245 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a digital zoom of 20x, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 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.

11,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 lower).
800 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels lower).
Available from 16 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 8 expert reviews, the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average review score of 81%, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average rating of 64% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Four times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 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.

11,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11,200 lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (12,800).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels).
Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is only stocked by 4 retailers, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 20 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L330's average expert score is only 64%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 20.2MP digital camera (2MP 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 optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10x, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 26x optical zoom digital camera (16x 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.

20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a screen size of 2.7", however the Nikon Coolpix L330 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.

One hundred and sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 only takes 370.00 shots per battery charge. 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.

Four months older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L330 by four months.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 245 reviews).

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
585mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4 - 104 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
12/9 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 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
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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
Internal Memory
43MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 105g
Height
76.3mm 52.4mm
Depth
83.3mm 21.6mm
Width
111.1mm 92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
430g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots
BEST
210 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
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