Nikon Coolpix S02 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix S02
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
5g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 has a weight of 100g, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera (5g 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 £34
The Nikon Coolpix S02 costs £120.83, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is £155.00.
12 Reasons For
28% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 5MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S02 (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.

70% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S02 (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 Nikon Coolpix S02 (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.

88% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11,200 higher than the Nikon Coolpix S02 (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 S02 (100).
40% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps higher than the Nikon Coolpix S02 (50fps).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S02 (460,800 pixels).
WiFi connectivity Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports WiFi connectivity, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S02 does not support 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.

14 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 Nikon Coolpix S02 has 1 award.
Significantly 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 S02 is 57% (based on 12 reviews).
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 Nikon Coolpix S02 is 83% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 13.2MP digital camera. That's 5MP 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x smaller 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.

16x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 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.

Hugely lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11,200 lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (12,800).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-WX220 (100).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (50fps).
230,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels).
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S02 does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 does. 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.

Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 15 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by six months
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is six months older than the Sony DSC-WX220.
One less award
The Nikon Coolpix S02 has only received 1 award, however the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
Expert review Rating is hugely Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S02 only has an average expert score of 57%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 8 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S02 has an average user score of 83%, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
A little heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105g, however the Nikon Coolpix S02 is a 100g digital camera (5g lighter). 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.

More expensive by £34
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £34.17 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S02.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
13.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4160 x 3120
BEST
 4160 x 3120
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
14.17MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 12.3 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
6/5 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.30 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.50 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.50 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 125
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 25
 64
 100
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 25
 64
 100
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1s 1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 0.8 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.3 - 1.4 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
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
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
BEST
Internal Memory
7.3GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
96% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

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
BEST

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
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
100g
BEST
105g
Height
51.3mm 52.4mm
Depth
17.5mm 21.6mm
Width
77.1mm 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
210 shots 210 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 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
 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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