Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Review

May 28, 2014 | Jack Baker |


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


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


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)
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



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


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


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


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 (1,920x1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i),MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/25fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/25fps)
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)


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


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


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

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

Color Options