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Sony DSCWX220B

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PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
A great value for money and multi award winning compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 18.2MP 10x Yes May 2014
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Sony DSC-WX220 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-WX220 number 84 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon 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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, lens quality and superior technical features. However they also report inferior technical guidance.
The DSC-WX220 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Only 210 battery life
Quite small display diagonal

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 53 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 50 in sports photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 40 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-WX220?

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

Sony DSC-WX220 front dimensions

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Sony DSC-WX220 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Expert Reviews, confirming their endorsement and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and dkamera.de have rated this camera on average 81 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

DSC-WX220 owners on average rated this camera 89%. Over 92% of 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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Users Report Good Picture Quality

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

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom, four owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus and three customers reckoned that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Inferior Technical Guidance

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Good Technical Features

27 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

84 customers reckoned that it was easy to use, eight people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to setup. two customers mentioned that this digital camera was easy to handle.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

36 customers said in their reviews that it was compact, 12 customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around and three people who reviewed it wrote that it was lightweight.

Customers Report Nice Design

12 people agreed that it was good looking, three people mentioned that the product was well designed and three customers considered that it was smooth. three people who bought the product thought it was neat.

Users Report Good Product Quality

46 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX220 agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

36 owners considered that the Sony DSC-WX220 was good value for money.

Very Good Brand

Based on 32,324 user and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made and two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

18 people who bought the product thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people considered that it had a good screen.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £89.99 it is cheaper than 89% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-WX220 and the United Kingdom price of £89.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $198.00 (£256.81).

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Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The Sony DSC-WX220's sensor megapixels of 18.2MP is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-WX220's optical zoom of 10x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Very Light

The weight of the Sony DSC-WX220 of only 105g is quite light compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 DSC-WX220 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-WX220 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the DSC-WX220 of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-WX220's digital zoom of 20x is in the biggest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Only 210 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the DSC-WX220 which takes 210 battery life.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-WX220's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX220 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX220 in May 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx220pce3, sony dscwx220b, sony optical4x, sony dscwx220n
Barcodes 00027242876934, 00027242876958, 04056572579372, 04905524980721, 04905524980738, 04905524980745, 04905524980752, 04905524980790

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