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Introduction

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 is an ultra-compact camera that doesn’t trade performance for style. It’ll fit in a tight spot, but still packs Sony’s 18.2MP sensor capable of a maximum ISO3200 standard sensitivity, paired with the latest BIONZ X processor. These days optical zoom reach is a key selling point over most smartphone cameras, and the DSC-WX220 manages to pack in a 10x lens with a versatile 25-250mm zoom range (in 35mm camera terms). Sony’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system is included too, so you should get sharp shots throughout the zoom range or in low light. The camera isn’t short on features either, with thirteen effect filters and Full HD video capture with stereo sound. There’s Wi-Fi connectivity thrown in as well, so you can transfer photos or even control the camera remotely, and all for around £179 / €229.

Ease of Use

The first thing that strikes you about the DSC-WX220 is its downright cuteness. Although the raw 92.3 x 52.4 x 21.6 dimensions aren’t significantly less than your average compact camera, they do roughly equal the same length and width as a credit card, whilst rounded corners make this sleek Sony even more pocketable. In the quest to keep the DSC-WX220 light as well as compact, the predominantly plastic casing means the camera doesn’t feel especially tactile and the door covering the battery and card compartment is rather flimsy. But on the upside a ready-to-shoot weight of 122g makes this camera tip the scales at roughly the same weight as a typical smartphone.

What’s particularly remarkable about all this space saving is that Sony has still managed to cram in a 10x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-250mm. It’s not the widest lens on a compact camera, but it is wide enough to cover most group shots whilst still giving you enough zoom reach to capture plenty of distant subjects.

Having those sleek lines punctuated by ergonomic finger and thumb ridges really wouldn’t do though, so you don’t get any. That’s great for shaving off every last millimetre and gram, but you’ll need Spiderman’s grip levels if you want to shoot one-handed without the pavement adding its own styling cues to the camera.

With so little space on offer, buttons are kept to a minimum. Up top are just the essential shutter release and zoom ring alongside the power button. This is slightly recessed and needs a good nail prodding to engage, but you can be sure the camera won’t power up unintendedly. The zoom ring is worth a mention too, as it has two speed settings so you can make smaller focal length tweaks or zoom quickly when you need to.

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Front Rear

Move to the back and there’s more evidence of space saving. Apart from the bare minimum of buttons, Sony has ditched a typical 3.0” LCD screen as only a 2.7” unit would fit. It lacks touch sensitivity and the 460k-dot resolution is average at best, but any blockiness is less apparent thanks to the reduced screen size. The display is also bright enough for most conditions, but it’s let down by restricted viewing angles. Keep the camera on the level and you’ll get fairly accurate colour and contrast representation, but tilt up or down and display accuracy goes to pot. Mind you, this is a common screen trait amongst cameras in this sector, and using this display tech does help keep the camera’s cost down.

Alongside the monitor is a typical 4-way control dial, though it can also be rotated so you can scroll through the camera’s menus faster. Above it sits a dedicated video record button, whilst the playback, menu and delete buttons are located beneath. The latter also doubles as a useful quick-reference guide. Press it in shooting mode and you’ll get some handy hints and tips on composition, lighting and advanced effects. It’s no surprise that all the buttons reflect the general compactness of the camera though, so that right thumb nail is essential.

Although there’s no dedicated mode dial, simply pressing the centre button within the control dial activates the mode menu where you can choose between various shooting options. The standard Intelligent Auto mode will detect scene conditions and apply appropriate shooting settings, or you can break out the big guns and switch to Superior Auto mode, whereby the camera will also capture multi-exposure shots should it detect a high-contrast scene. If you fancy taking control, there’s a programmable automatic mode that’ll let you tweak things like ISO sensitivity and white balance, though that’s as far as the camera’s manual control goes.

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Front Side

Three more modes options make an appearance on the DSC-WX220. One gives you access to the camera’s fourteen scene modes, plus there’s a separate mode that’ll activate Sony’s iSweep Panorama feature. Just press the shutter and pan the camera right, left, up or down and it’ll automatically snap away and stich the images into a seamless panorama. Three pan widths can be pre-selected using the main menu, so you can choose between roughly 120, 180 or 360-degree spans. However, you can’t simply stop panning at will to suit the width of your vista.

The last of the six available modes is a dedicated video preset containing its own Intelligent Auto option that’ll apply appropriate video capture settings to suit your subject. There’s also scope to switch to a Portrait video mode which artificially blurs backgrounds and sharpens your subject. Alternatively, switch to Landscape, Night Scene, Beach, Snow, Fireworks and High Sensitivity settings, with each having its own bias of colour saturation and exposure metering to suit the environment you’re recording in.

Sony has clearly packed the DSC-WX220 with plenty of automatic tech, but it’s also got its fair share of effects to let you exercise your creative side. Nudge the mode dial down and a colour and effects display pops up to let you tweak the brightness, colour and vividness of your images. Pretty cool, but there’s also a fourth option on this display which activates the DSC-WX220’s Picture Effects, so you can give your shots a toy camera or retro look, plus a posterized or monochrome vibe. There’s several more effects on offer, so check out the Image Quality page of this review for an example of each.

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Top Battery Compartment

Strangely a couple of effects like HDR Painting, Miniaturisation and Watercolour can only be accessed via the main menu in Program auto mode. Annoyingly Sony’s menu layout isn’t the most coherent in the business and it takes a little while to remember where such settings are stored, though thankfully the clear white on black design with orange highlighting is at least easy on the eye.  Everything’s displayed on five tabs with horizontally-arranged subpages, rather than a typical vertical scrolling layout.

The middle tab on the menu controls the camera’s Wi-Fi ability that’ll let you browse and share images via your smartphone or tablet. You’ll need to download Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app to take advantage of this and it’s not the clearest system to setup, but once connected it works well, albeit after a slightly sluggish start-up. The Wi-Fi connectivity also let you shoot remotely, so you could even hide the camera for some stealthy wildlife shots. You’ll want to go easy on the Wi-Fi usage though, as it does suck quite a bit of juice and puts the battery’s already mediocre 210-shot lifespan under increased pressure.

Power up the DSC-WX220 and it’s ready to shoot in a shade over one second. At this point we did find the camera to be somewhat picky about memory cards, often requesting a reformat before it’d accept its recording media. This invariably cures the fussiness though, after which the autofocus system doesn’t waste any time finding its mark, locking on to subjects almost instantly in good light. In darker conditions you’ll need to wait about a second for accurate focussing, but it’s still reasonably quick. There were a couple of occasions where the camera appeared to focus accurately yet the final shot was out of focus, but thankfully these instances were rare.

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Image Quality

Ultra-compact cameras like this aren’t usually associated with top notch image quality, but the DSC-WX200 does sport a serious sensor in the shape of Sony’s Exmor R chip, and it’s paired with the company’s new BIONZ X processing engine. That translates to a maximum sensitivity of ISO3200, or even up to ISO12800 when using the camera’s Multi Frame NR feature.

With all this top end tech there’s no excuse for poor picture performance, and thankfully the DSC-WX220 does deliver. Images shot at ISO800 or below are vibrant with decent detail, and whilst you can spot some grain even at ISO100 if you scrutinise, that’s to be expected for what’s still a small 1/2.3” sensor. The acid test for how well a compact camera can resolve detail at low sensitivities is to shoot a landscape view, as it’s all too common to find noise reduction processing gets carried away and smears grass instead of noise. Fortunately the DSC-WX220 doesn’t get caught out by this and avoids the painterly look similar cameras can produce.

Push on to ISO1600 and the camera’s battle against grain is starting to take its toll on detail levels, but there’s little sign of any colour speckling and images still look the part. Only at ISO3200 do photos exhibit obviously blotchy colours with noise reduction noticeably smearing away fine detail. Switch to Multi Frame NR mode and the camera captures a burst of exposures in an attempt to minimise noise, but even this trickery can’t make images captured at ISO6400 or ISO12800 look attractive.

The camera’s 10x zoom lens doesn’t let the side down and is distortion-free at all focal lengths. It also produces an impressively low amount of chromatic aberration (purple fringing) in high-contrast areas, and corner sharpness is almost a match for the centre of frame.

Noise

The DSC-WX350 has eight sensitivity settings available at full resolution. The six settings between ISO100 and ISO3200 are available in single-shot mode, or you can activate the Multi Frame NR feature to capture images comprised of multiple consecutive exposures at up to ISO12800.

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

Focal Range

The camera’s 10x zoom lens boasts a focal length range of 25-250mm when converted into a 35mm camera format. That may sound limited compared to the 30x lenses on the latest superzoom compacts, but in reality it’s enough to cover most shooting scenarios. The lens is also capable of a maximum aperture of f/3.3 at wide-angle, which is nothing special but fairly typical for a camera at this price point. It means the lens can’t open particularly wide to let light through to the sensor, hence the camera must compensate with longer shutter speeds and higher sensor sensitivities. Luckily Sony’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system does a great job of ironing out any camera shake, though we can’t show you the difference this makes as there’s no way to disable the feature.

25mm

250mm

File Quality

Two JPEG compression quality options are available to accompany all image sizes: Fine and Standard. Strangely there’s barely any difference in file size regardless of which setting you choose, indicating a possible firmware bug. Testing the similar Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 also flagged up the same issue, indicating this anomaly is not just confined to our test sample.

Fine (100% Crop)

Standard (100% Crop)

Sharpening

We found that if the pictures have any noise in at all, you’re going to increase the appearance of it by adding any sharpening in post production.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 handled chromatic aberrations well during the review, with purple and blue fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

Macro

The DSC-WX220 will macro focus down to 5cm, however you can’t manually activate this. That’s no big deal though, as in all three automatic modes the camera reliably detects a close-up subject and focuses correctly without your help.

Macro

Macro (100% Crop)

Flash

Four flash settings are available: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync & Advanced. A separate menu option controls whether or not red-eye reduction is active, although even with this deactivated our testing showed no evidence of red-eye. The flash itself is reasonably powerful, but there is some vignetting visible at wide angle from a distance of 1.5m.

Suppressed Flash – Wide Angle (25mm)

Forced Flash – Wide Angle (25mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64
   

Suppressed Flash – Telephoto (250mm)

Forced Flash – Telephoto (250mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots.

Forced Flash

Forced Flash (100% Crop)
   

Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)

Night Scene

Although there’s no manual shutter speed control on the DSC-WX220, it does feature a Night Scene mode that’ll hold the shutter open and keep the sensor sensitivity low to maximise light input without producing significant image noise. The 4-second exposure time does make a tripod essential though.

Night

Night (100% Crop)

Picture Effects

The DSC-WX220 contains thirteen Picture Effects, some with additional sub options: Toy camera (normal, cool, warm, green, magenta), Pop color, Posterization (colour, mono), Retro photo, Soft high-key, Partial color (green, blue, yellow, red), High-contrast mono, Soft focus (low, mid, high), HDR painting (low, mid, high), Rich-tone mono, Miniature (top, middle horizontal, bottom, left, middle vertical, right), Watercolor, Illustration (low, mid, high).

Toy Camera

Pop Color

   

Posterization Mono

Retro

   

Soft High Key

Partial Color Green

   

High Contrast Monochrome

Soft Focus

   

HDR Painting

Rich Tone Mono

   

Miniature

Watercolor

   

Illustration

 
 

iSweep Panorama

Sony’s dedicated iSweep Panorama mode gives you three width options: Standard (roughly 120-degrees), Wide (180-degrees) and a full 360-degree pan. There’s no ability to simply stop panning at will though. Whichever width you choose, the result is a seamless panorama with a consistent exposure, albeit considerably downsized to 1080 vertical pixels with a distinct loss of detail. To be fair to Sony, most competing compact cameras with sweep panorama modes have similar limitations. If you’re after something more spectacular, you’d be better off manually snapping adjacent overlapping images and stitching them on a computer with additional software.

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 camera, which were all taken using the 18 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie

This is a sample video from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 camera at the quality setting of 1920×1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 20 second movie is 40.1Mb in size.

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Product Images

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Front of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Front of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220 / Lens Extended

 
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Side of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Side of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Rear of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Rear of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220 / Image Displayed

 
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Rear of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220 / Main Menu

 
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Top of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Bottom of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 

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Side of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Side of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Front of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Front of the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX220

 
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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment

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Specifications

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
92.3mm x 52.4mm x 21.6mm (3 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ x 7/8″)
Weight (CIPA)
Approx. 121g (4.3oz.)(Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included);Approx. 105g (3.7oz.)(Body Only)

Sensor

Sensor Type
1/2.3 type(7.76mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Effective pixels
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels

Lens

Lens type
Sony G 9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
F-number
F3.3(W) – 5.9(T)
Focal length
f = 4.45 – 44.5 mm

Zoom

Optical Zoom
10x(Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
18M Approx.40x / 10M Approx.53x / 5M Approx.75x / VGA Approx.153x / 13M(16:9) Approx.40x / 2M(16:9) Approx.102x
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx.40
Clear Image Zoom
Still Image: 18M Approx.20x / 10M Approx.26x / 5M Approx.37x / VGA Approx.153x / 13M(16:9) Approx.20x / 2M(16:9) Approx.51x;Movie: Approx.20x

Image Stabilization

Steadyshot
Optical

Focus

Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Multi Point AF, Center Weighted AF
Focus Range
iAuto: AF (W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity); Program Auto: AF (W:Approx.5cm (0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm (4.92′) to Infinity)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot

LCD

Screen Type
6.7cm (2.7type) (4:3) / 460,800 dots / ClearPhoto / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)

Shutter

Shutter Speed
iAuto (1/4 – 1/1600);Program Auto (1″ – 1/1600)

White Balance

White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy,Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White,Fluor.: Daylight, Incandescent, Flash,Custom

Storage Media

Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo™;Memory Stick PRO Duo™(high speed);Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™;Memory Stick Micro;Memory Stick Micro (Mark2);SD Memory Card;SDHC Memory Card;SDXC Memory Card;microSD Memory Card;microSDHC Memory Card;microSDXC Memory Card

Recording

Still Image Resolution
3:2mode :16M(4,896×3,264) / 8.9M(3,648×2,432) / 4.5M(2,592×1,728);4:3mode:18M(4,896×3,672) / 10M(3,648×2,736) / 5M(2,592×1,944) / VGA;16:9mode:13M(4,896×2,752) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 2.1M(1,920×1,080);1:1mode:13M(3,664×3,664) / 7.5M(2,736×2,736) / 3.7M(1,920×1,920);Sweep Panorama:Wide(7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920),Standard(4,912×1,080/3,424×1,92),360°(11,520×1,080)
Movie Recording Mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/50i),MP4: 12M (1,440×1,080/25fps) / 3M VGA (640×480/25fps)
Panorama (Recording)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Recording Format
Still Image: JPEG, Movie: AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4

Built-in Flash

Built-in Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Built-in Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx.0.2 m to 3.7 m (7 7/8 inches to 12 feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.5m to 2.2 m (4 feet 11 1/8 inches to 7 feet 2 5/8 inches)(T);ISO3200: up to Approx.5.9 m (19 feet 4 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx.3.4m (11 feet 1 7/8 inches)(T)

Shooting

Image Processor
BIONZ X
Shooting Mode
Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Easy Shooting, Scene Selection, Movie Mode(Intelligent Auto/Scene Selection)
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum)
Approx.10 fps(for up to 10 shots)
Self-Timer
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Scene Selection
High Sensitivity, Handheld Twilight, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Photo Creativity
Yes
Picture Effect
Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Panorama (Shooting)
360 Sweep Panorama
Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Grid Line

Playback

Playback Modes
Beauty Effect, BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), Image Index(9 Images/25 Images), Slideshow, Motion Shot Video

Exposure

Exposure Compensation
+/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)
Auto(ISO100-1600), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO100-1600), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 /12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto:(ISO100Level-ISO1000Level) / High Sensitivity:(ISO100Level-ISO2000Level)

Power

Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx.1.2W
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)
Approx. 210 / Approx. 105min

Interface

Input and Output Terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal;Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0);Micro HDMI
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

In The Box

Accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN;AC Adaptor AC-UB10C / UB10D;Micro USB cable;Wrist Strap;Instruction Manual;AC Power Cord

Color Options

black

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Conclusion

Conventional wisdom suggests that the smaller the camera, the lower its image quality. Whilst that’s still mainly true, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 does pack a hefty punch for such a slimline snapper. You’ll be very hard-pressed to tell its photos apart from the bigger, pricier DSC-WX350 thanks to the well-resolved detail, punchy colour reproduction and unobtrusive noise levels.

Packing a 10x optical zoom lens into such slender body also makes the camera surprisingly versatile, though we wish Sony hadn’t crafted these sleek lines at the expense of its ergonomics. There’s precious little to grip on to, hence attaching the supplied wrist strap is a must if you fancy exploiting the DSC-WX220’s versatility to snap shots in hard to reach places.

The camera isn’t without its faults though, with the most obvious being the screen. Granted, at this price point you can’t expect the best of everything and the monitor gets the job done. However it’s still a pity that its restricted viewing angles and unreliable contrast mean you don’t get to see your photos in all their glory until you’re home. The 210-shot battery life is nothing special either, and you’ll need to be a bit wary that the camera’s autofocus system has found its mark due to its occasional tendency to get confused.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 as a whole is rarely confusing though. There are minimal controls to master and those you do get are easily familiarised. Sony’s menu system is a good effort and whilst it lacks some cohesion, it’s easy enough to navigate. Add in the quick tips guide accessed by pressing the delete button and the DSC-WX220 is an unintimidating camera that’ll suit novice photographers.

If your priorities for a compact camera are for it to indeed be compact, but not to sacrifice performance, then the DSC-WX220 is a fine choice. It’s great value and nails the essentials, but then the same can be said for its predecessor, the DSC-WX200. In fact there’s not a lot to separate the two cameras. Any differences are harder to find than an underpaid professional footballer, but after a lengthy cross-eyed squint at both camera’s spec sheets, the only changes yours truly could spot are that the new camera has gain a whole gram, as well as a BIONZ X processor. Has this raised the 10fps burst shooting speed, or lowered the camera’s start-up or focussing times? Afraid not. Sure, the updated processor may have a positive result on image quality, but the DSC-WX200 was very capable in this department and also shares the same sensor.

The annual refresh cycle for camera models certainly keeps marketing departments in business, but don’t expect a new camera to be all that ‘new’. Still, Sony is not alone in reheating last year’s leftovers, and to be fair, they’re still pretty tasty. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 is a fine blend of performance and style and makes an excellent buy.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4.5

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Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220.

Canon IXUS 140

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The Canon IXUS 140 (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS) is a stylish new point-and-shoot compact camera that won’t break the bank. Stand-out features include a 16 megapixel sensor, built-in wi-fi connectivity, a 3 inch LCD screen, 8x wide-angle zoom lens and a metal body. Read our in-depth Canon IXUS 140 review to find out if it offers a winning combination of style and substance…

Canon IXUS 265 HS

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The Canon IXUS 265 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS) is a stylish point-and-shoot compact camera that offers a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 12x wide-angle zoom lens, full 1080p HD movie recording, 3 inch LCD screen and built-in wi-fi and NFC connectivity. Read our in-depth Canon IXUS 265 HS review to find out if this tiny camera is worth its £189.99 / $199.99 price-tag…

Fujifilm FinePix T400

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The Fujifilm FinePix T400 compact camera offers a 10x zoom, 16 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies, all for a street price of just £70 / $90. Read our Fujifilm FinePix T400 review to find out if it’s a genuine bargain or one to avoid…

Nikon Coolpix S3500

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The Nikon Coolpix S3500 is an affordable and easy-to-use point-and-shoot compact camera. Featuring a 7x, 26-182mm lens and a 20 megapixel CCD sensor, the S3500 also offers 720p HD movies and a range of special effects. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S3500 review now…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera. The stylish Panasonic SZ9 offers 16 megapixels, a 10x zoom lens (25-250mm), 3 inch LCD screen, built-in wi-fi connectivity, 10fps burst shooting and 1080p HD movies. Read our expert Panasonic DMC-SZ9 review now…

Samsung WB30F

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The Samsung WB30F is a new travel-zoom camera that won’t break the bank. The WB30F offers a wide-angle 10x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixel sensor, 720p video recording, 3 inch LCD screen and built-in wi-fi. Read our in-depth Samsung WB30F review to find out if it’s worth the modest asking price….

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX60

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Entry level cameras don’t have to be big and ugly, and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX60 is a case in point. This stylish compact packs an 8x zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen and a wealth of beginner-friendly features into its svelte frame. Priced at around £150, read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX60 review to find out if its performance matches its good looks…

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Review Roundup

Reviews of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 from around the web.

ephotozine.com »

The Sony Cyber-shot WX220 updates the WX200, with built-in NFC.The Sony Cyber-shot WX220 is an ultra compact digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, an 18.2 megapixel sensor, high speed shooting and built in Wi-Fi. It is available in black, pink or gold.
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