Sony DSC-RX100M3 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Sony DSC-RX100M3
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Slightly higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a megapixel 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
29s longer slowest 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 display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,000 pixels lower).
One hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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 a lot better
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average expert review score of 93% based on 2 reviews, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 81% (based on 8 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average user review score of 94% based on 96 reviews, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. 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.

Cheaper by £470
The Sony DSC-WX220 is £470 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
7 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. 3553 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 10571.
One more awards
The Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has 1 award.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 does. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, 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.

£470 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £470.
Not as many stockists
Only 8 shops sells the Sony DSC-RX100M3, however 15 sellers 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. 10571 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 3553.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards.
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 ISO sensitivity (max) 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 slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a slowest 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 display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels. That's 768,000 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (460,800 pixels).
Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 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.

Older by three months
The Sony DSC-WX220 is three months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93% (based on 2 reviews).
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 96 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
What Digital Camera: Gold
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

33 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.9x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
11x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
73mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
8.8 - 25.7 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10/9 9/7
Number of Aspheric Elements
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.3 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞

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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

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)
0.4 - 6.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
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

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
0.59x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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
Depth
38.3mm 21.6mm
Width
101.6mm 92.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
290g 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
NP-BX1 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Micro-USB
 AC
 USB
 Micro-USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
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)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
 Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
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