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Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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.

0.3" larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a display resolution (numeric) 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Four more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has 6 awards, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards.
User reviews are moderately better
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user review score of 90%, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

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 79% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a megapixel 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.

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Moderately Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only 79%, 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.

Smaller display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels. That's 460,200 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (460,800 pixels).
Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 over one year
The Sony DSC-WX220 is 19 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Four less awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has only received 2 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has received 6 awards.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 90% (based on 403 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
750mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 135 4.45 - 44.5
Extra/Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/11 9/7
Diaphragm Blade
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 3.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL12 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
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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