Sony DSC-RX100M3 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Sony DSC-RX100M3
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Slightly higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (1.9MP 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.

A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
29s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas 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 Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a screen size of 3", however 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.

Significantly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,000 pixels lower).
One hundred and ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 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.

User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average user review score of 94% based on 90 reviews, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
10 Reasons For
71% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7.1x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (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 9x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (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.

25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (100).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105g, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g digital camera (158g 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.

11% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a height of 52.4mm. That's 5.7mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (52.4mm).
Thinner Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 21.6mm deep. That's 19.4mm thinner than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (21.6mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 92.3mm wide. That's 9.3mm narrower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (92.3mm).
Cheaper by £406
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £405.80 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
13 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.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 3261 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 9308.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an optical zoom of 2.9x, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera (7.1x 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.

9x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a digital zoom of 11x, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera (9x 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.

25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g digital camera. That's 158g 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.

5.7mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 58.1mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 52.4mm tall digital camera (5.7mm shorter).
19.4mm thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a depth of 41mm, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 21.6mm deep digital camera (19.4mm thinner).
Marginally wider Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a width of 101.6mm, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 92.3mm wide digital camera (9.3mm narrower).
£406 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £405.80.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 stores sells the Sony DSC-RX100M3, however 18 shops sell the Sony DSC-WX220. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 9308 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 3261.
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 1.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (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.

12,800 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (12,800).
29x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1s. That's 29s shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (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 Sony DSC-RX100M3 (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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 768,000 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (460,800 pixels).
Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 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 ten months
The Sony DSC-WX220 is ten months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% (based on 90 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.9x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
11x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
73mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
8.8 - 25.7 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
10/9 9/7
Aspheric Element
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 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
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
12,800
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
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

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
0.4 - 6.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.4 - 10.2 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
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 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
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
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

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.59x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
263g 105g
BEST
Height
58.1mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
41mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
101.6mm 92.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
290g 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
NP-BX1 NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 AC
 USB
 Micro-USB
 AC
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
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
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
 Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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