Nikon Coolpix a vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix A
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
29s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix a is 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s shorter). Read more

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

0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a 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.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,200 pixels lower).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix a is 230.00, 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.

Expert reviews are slightly better
The Nikon Coolpix a has an average expert review score of 83%, however the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 81% (based on 8 reviews).
10 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, however the Nikon Coolpix a is only a 16.2MP digital camera (2MP lower). 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.

9,600 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Nikon Coolpix a is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
20fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
2x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera. That's 194g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix a (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.

WiFi connectivity Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports WiFi connectivity, but the Nikon Coolpix a does not. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

£145 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 costs £155.00, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a is £299.99.
Available from 17 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5158 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix a ranks No. 50142.
One more awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards, however the Nikon Coolpix a has 1 award.
User reviews are hugely better
Based on 165 user reviews, the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average review score of 89%, but the Nikon Coolpix a has an average rating of 40% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP 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.

3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Hugely lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a is a 299g digital camera. That's 194g 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.

Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a does not support WiFi connectivity, but the Sony DSC-WX220 supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

£145 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix a is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £144.99.
Less retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Nikon Coolpix A, whereas 20 retailers sell the Sony DSC-WX220. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One year older
The Nikon Coolpix a is older than the Sony DSC-WX220 by one year.
Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix a ranks No. 50142 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 5158.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix a has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
Vastly Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix A's average user rating is only 40%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
29s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s longer). Read more

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

12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a screen size of 2.7", however the Nikon Coolpix a 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.

460,200 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,200 pixels higher).
Twenty 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 a only takes 230.00 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.

Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Nikon Coolpix a has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 3 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 3696 x 2448
 2464 x 1632
BEST
 4928 x 3264
 3696 x 2448
 2464 x 1632
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
BEST
 4928 x 3264
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.93MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.45 - 44.5
Fixed Focal Length
18.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
7/5 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 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
 tracking
 contrast detection
 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
Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro 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
 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
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
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
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280×720@24fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280×720@24fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
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
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Food
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
299g 105g
BEST
Height
64.3mm 52.4mm
Depth
40.3mm 21.6mm
Width
111mm 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
EN-EL20 NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 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
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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