Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
The goal of this overview is to provide a detailed comparison of two popular camera models introduced by the same brand - Sony. Although both products are offered by the same brand, they come from different categories. Thus, Sony, is a camera from Ultracompact category, while Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera. The first common feature of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V that is worth mentioning is sensor. Both cameras feature 18.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensors.
Without a doubt, these two categories have a few considerable distinctive features. However, it is worth saying that cameras from Compact category create serious competition to models that fall into SuperZoom category. Such an intense competition between these two categories is explained by the significant advantages of cameras from the first category in terms of size and weight. In addition, thanks to the latest enhancement, this type of cameras come with increased focus speeds. This fact makes our comparison overview even more exciting.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Key Features:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Key Features:
|Weight||121 g vs 245 g||124 g lighter|
|Gps||Built-in vs No||Has GPS|
|Manual Exposure Mode||Yes vs No||Has Manual Exposure Mode|
|Flash Range||5.4 vs 3.7||1.7 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 vs 1/1600||Faster shutter speed|
|Screen Resolution||921k dots vs 460k dots||50.1% higher resolution screen|
|Battery Life||360 shots vs 210 shots||150 more frames with a single charge|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.5 vs No||0.5 better magnification|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps | 10.0 fps||Nice continuous shooting|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots | 921k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Raw Support||No | No||Doesn's support RAW format|
|Sensor Resolution||18.0 MP | 18.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Timelapse Recording||No | No||No timelapse recording|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 124g less than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V any different in terms of sensor type?
In terms of sensor type and resolution, these models are identical. Both Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V come equipped with the same BSI-CMOS that has a resolution of 18.0 MP. Thus, if you are wondering, which option to choose, this is not a factor you should be looking at.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V by the size of their sensors.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V are identical by this indicator, as each feature a sensor of the same size. Thus, both cameras will provide the same level of control in terms of the depth of field if you use them with the same focal length and aperture.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 deserves a higher Total Score than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V|
|Model||Cyber-shot DSC-WX220||Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V|
|Announced||Feb 12, 2014||Apr 14, 2015|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||18.0 MP||18.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4896 x 3672||4896 x 3672|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100||80|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Tilting|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots||921k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||638k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1600 s||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps||10.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, slow synchro, advanced||Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, AVCHD||AVCHD, XAVC S|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||121 g||245 g|
|Physical Dimensions||92 x 52 x 22 mm||102 x 58 x 36 mm|
|Battery Life||210 shots||360 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo|