Polaroid IE126 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Polaroid IE126
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
60% narrower Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a width of 58mm. That's 34.3mm narrower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (92.3mm).
Cheaper by £128
The Polaroid IE126 costs £29.00, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is £156.99.
11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Polaroid IE126 (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 Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (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.

85% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera. That's 17x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (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.

Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,400 higher than the Polaroid IE126 (12,800).
Larger screen size Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 2.7" screen. That's 2.7" larger than the Polaroid IE126 (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.

82% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a height of 52.4mm. That's 42.6mm shorter than the Polaroid IE126 (52.4mm).
7% thinner Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 21.6mm deep. That's 1.4mm thinner than the Polaroid IE126 (21.6mm).
210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Polaroid IE126 only takes 110.00 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.

11 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 3740 by number of sales, whereas the Polaroid IE126 ranks No. 4592.
Significantly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89% based on 165 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Polaroid IE126 is 61% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
2% lower megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 3x digital zoom digital camera. That's 17x 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.

Thirty-one times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,400 lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (12,800).
Taller Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 95mm tall digital camera. That's 42.6mm taller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (52.4mm).
Thicker Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a depth of 23mm. That's 1.4mm thicker than the Sony DSC-WX220 (21.6mm).
Only 110.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a digital camera that takes 110.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Not as many stockists
The Polaroid IE126 is only stocked by 7 sellers, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 18 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by seven months
The Polaroid IE126 is seven months older than the Sony DSC-WX220.
Less popular
The Polaroid IE126 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4592 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 3740.
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Polaroid IE126 only has an average user score of 61%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 92.3mm wide. That's 34.3mm wider than the Polaroid IE126 (92.3mm).
More expensive by £128
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £127.99 more expensive than the Polaroid IE126.

Awards

No awards found 2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 35 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
18MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
18MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
3x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
6.0 - 18 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m 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 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 100
 400
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 100
 400
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
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)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 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
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 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
BEST

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
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
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,10
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
2ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
105g 105g
Height
95mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
23mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
58mm
BEST
92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
110 shots 210 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
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
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
58 x 23 x 95 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
6.0 - 18 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Auto Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
5 m at ISO AUTO Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connector
 USB 2.0 connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Display Diagonal
68.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
Approx. 90 - 110 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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