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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 number 15 in best selling cameras and number 99 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
483 Reviews + 2 Awards
95
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
62
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The Cybershot DSC-WX220 is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, lens quality and great technical features. However they also report unsatisfactory technical guidance.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
Smaller than average optical zoom
An exmor R CMOS sensor
BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction
Sony G lens with 10x optical zoom
Simple sharing and control with wi-fi and NFC
Optical steadyshot reduces blur, even in low light
Only 210 battery life
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 61 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 65 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 59 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 is 92.3mm wide and 52.4mm tall. It is 21.6mm deep and weighs 105g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 front dimensions
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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. The expert at website Expert Reviews gave this Sony digital camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this camera is 81%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 478 owner reviews this digital camera has an average owner rating of 89%. 265 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

134 people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images, six customers reckoned that it was good in low light and three customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

20 customers thought it had a good zoom, four people considered that it had a good autofocus and three people who reviewed it said that it had a good lens.

Users Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance

Four people concluded that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

26 people agreed that the product had good features.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

76 people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use, eight people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus and two owners agreed that the product was easy to setup. two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Nice Design

11 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking, three owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was smooth and three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was neat.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

31 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact, 12 owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to carry around and three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

40 owners said in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

32 owners reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money.

A Top Selling Camera

According to Amazon sales data, the Cybershot DSC-WX220 is one the best selling camera currently available for sale.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 22,092 user and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three owners who bought it considered that it was well made and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Video Capture

17 people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Seven customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £157.99 it is in the cheapest 22% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 and the United Kingdom price of £157.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $198.00 (£274.61).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in March 2014.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Cybershot DSC-WX220 of 18.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-WX220's optical zoom of only 10x is in the smallest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Cybershot DSC-WX220's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is in the highest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Cybershot DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Light

The weight of the Cybershot DSC-WX220 of only 105g is in the lightest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Cybershot DSC-WX220 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 of 25mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 34% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Cybershot DSC-WX220's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 250mm is in the shortest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Cybershot DSC-WX220 of only 5.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 90% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The Cybershot DSC-WX220 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Cybershot DSC-WX220 of 20x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 48% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Cybershot DSC-WX220 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-WX220 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7". The Cybershot DSC-WX220's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 17% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Cybershot DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 4905524980790, sony dscwx220bceh, sony dscwx220pce3, sony n096011w, sony wx220, 70063g3

Barcodes:

00027242876934, 00027242876958, 04056572579372, 04905524980721, 04905524980738, 04905524980745, 04905524980752, 04905524980790

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