• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-W220 advantages over Samsung MV900F

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Samsung MV900F advantages over Sony DSC-W220

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NV24 HD

Sony DSC-W220
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Samsung MV900F
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon S610c

Sony DSC-W220
Nikon S610c
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $330
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung MV900F
Nikon S610c
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S570

Sony DSC-W220
Nikon S570
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung MV900F
Nikon S570
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony W650

Sony DSC-W220
Sony W650
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Samsung MV900F
Sony W650
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony WX50

Sony DSC-W220
Sony WX50
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • HDMI out
Samsung MV900F
Sony WX50
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
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