Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Hugely longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Slightly larger screen size Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). 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.

Ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 300.00, 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.

12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 2.2MP higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (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.

50% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 5x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera. That's 16x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (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.

50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (12,800).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (100).
1% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 800 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (460,800 pixels).
119g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105g, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera (119g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £118
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £118.09 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
One more awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 1 award.
A bit better expert reviews
Based on 8 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81%, whereas the average rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 80% (based on 1 review).
A bit better user reviews
Based on 165 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 88% (based on 76 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
2.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera (2.2MP 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.

5x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas 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.

16x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera (16x 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.

Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
54% heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 119g 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.

£118 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £118.09.
Less retailers
Only 4 retailers sells the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, whereas 15 stores sell the Sony DSC-WX220. 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.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's average expert rating is 80%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's average user rating is 88%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1s. That's 3s shorter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (1s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller screen size Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 2.7" screen. That's 0.3" smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (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.

Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300.00 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.

Older by one year
The Sony DSC-WX220 is one year older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 White
Maximum Waterproof Depth
15m Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant Case
 Shock resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
 Crash proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.74 - 18.7 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
10/8 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 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
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.1 - 2.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.12 - 4 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
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
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
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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
37MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB 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

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
224g 105g
BEST
Height
64.1mm 52.4mm
Depth
27.6mm 21.6mm
Width
112.9mm 92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LI-50B NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
210 shots

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Viewer 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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