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Polaroid IE126 vs Sony DSC-WX220

Polaroid IE126 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Polaroid IE126
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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Cheaper by £65
The Polaroid IE126 costs £34.99, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is £99.99.
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 7x 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.

210.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Polaroid IE126 only takes 110.00 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.

10 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.
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

7 Reasons Against
2% lower megapixel 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.

Three times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE126 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.

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.

Only 110.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a digital camera that takes 110.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas 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.

Not as many stockists
The Polaroid IE126 is only stocked by 4 shops, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 14 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 ten months
The Polaroid IE126 is ten months older than the Sony DSC-WX220.
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).
1 Reason Against
More expensive by £65
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £65 more expensive than the Polaroid IE126.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 36 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
18MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
18MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
3x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
3x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6.0 - 18 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

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
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,10
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
2ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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
Depth
23mm 21.6mm
Width
58mm 92.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
110 shots 210 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
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
Dimensions (WxDxH)
58 x 23 x 95 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
6.0 - 18 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Auto Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
5 m at ISO AUTO Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors
 USB 2.0 connectors
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
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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