LCD and Viewfinder
Sony WX220 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
WX220 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony WX220 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately WX220 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony WX220 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony WX220 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony WX220, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony WX220 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
WX220 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony WX220 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony WX220 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, WX220 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
You can connect WX220 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony WX220 is powered by NP-BN battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Sony WX220 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend WX220 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony WX220 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony WX220 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony WX220 is $194.94