Nikon Coolpix a vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix A
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
29s longer slowest 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 display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix a is 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,200 pixels lower).
Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix a is 230.00, but the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 12,800 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix a is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
20fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports wi-Fi, 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.

£641 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 costs £99.99, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a is £740.84.
Available from 12 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. 11497 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix a ranks No. 19262.
One more awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards, however the Nikon Coolpix a has 1 award.
User reviews are moderately 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 88% (based on 26 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a has a megapixel 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Hugely lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Nikon Coolpix a is only 30fps JPEG frame rate, 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 wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon Coolpix a does not support wi-Fi, but the Sony DSC-WX220 supports wi-Fi. 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.

£641 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix a is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £640.85.
Less retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Nikon Coolpix A, whereas 15 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.
Over one year older
The Nikon Coolpix a is older than the Sony DSC-WX220 by 15 months.
Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix a ranks No. 19262 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 11497.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix a has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix A's average user rating is 88%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
29s shorter slowest 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 display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,200 pixels higher).
Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix a only takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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
16.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.93MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.45 - 44.5
Fixed Focal Length
18.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
7/5 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) 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 (wide)
0.1 - ∞ 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 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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
30s
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 Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
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
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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)
299g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL20 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
230 shots
BEST
210 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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