Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (20x smaller). 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.

7s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8s, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (7s shorter). Read more

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

0.3" larger screen size Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 3" screen, but 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.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,200 pixels lower).
Ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however 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.

Three more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has 5 awards, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards.
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 2.2MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (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 digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera. That's 16x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (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 Nikon Coolpix S9900 (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 Nikon Coolpix S9900 (100).
Better selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 2777 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ranks No. 52354.
Moderately 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 Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 78% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, but 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.

4x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas 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.

6,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
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Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 ranks No. 52354 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 2777.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only 78%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (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.

7s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1s. That's 7s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (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 Nikon Coolpix S9900 (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.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,200 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (460,800 pixels).
Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 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 Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Three less awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has only received 2 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has received 5 awards.

Awards

5 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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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
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
750mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 135 4.45 - 44.5
Extra / Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
BEST
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
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
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
8s
BEST
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 - 3.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 0.2 - 3.7
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
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
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

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
473MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 105g
Height
66mm 52.4mm
Depth
39.5mm 21.6mm
Width
112mm 92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
289g 121g
BEST

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
EN-EL12 NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 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
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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