Despite the abundance of system and SLR cameras, the most popular among the masses were and remain simple digital cameras. Fresh model in this form factor is just ripe company Sony. The camera was named WX220 presents the development and has long proven Series Sony Cyber-shot.
In general WX220 is improved WX200. This ultra-compact camera with 10x optics, 18.2-megapixel CMOS-matrix backlit, high-speed shooting module WiFi, and another antenna NFC. All of this in a slim and stylish metal body 92.3 x 52.4 x 21.6 mm. Weight – 105 g In the rear, you can find a 2.7-inch screen – he had little uzhatsya the benefit of compactness. To his right are buttons to recording, playback, menu, delete, and familiar 5-way joystick. About such a set can be seen even on the oldest models of Cyber-shot. The top side has a power button and shutter button. Last aligned with the zoom lever – also standard, and the best solution for compacts.
On the front panel, you can see the lens, eye meter and flash. Battery compartment (Lithium N NP-BN) and the memory card is, as always, on the days of the housing. Test results autonomy CIPA – 210 shots on a single charge. For the best result, but satisfactory for their purposes. To charge may use a separate adapter for AC (included) or interface microUSB. As the card can be used SD, SDHC, Memory Stick, SDXC. Pictures are saved in JPG, RAW support is missing here, that in this class is not surprising. Nearby there is a microUSB port and a threaded socket for tripod.
menu will be familiar to those who have already faced the cameras Sony, but the first who took the device in your hands will not be difficult to quickly understand the management. For convenience, all the options are separated by a few screens. In order to synchronize the camera with a smartphone should be set free app PlayMemories. If your phone (or tablet) supports NFC, connection can be set up instantly, simply lift it to the antenna icon – no need to enter your password.
Lens – 10x optical zoom 25-250 mm in 35 mm equivalent
Stabilization – Optical SteadyShot
The minimum distance to the object in the macro- mode – 50 mm
HDR / i-Sweep panoramic
Display – 2.7-inch 460,000 dots
Video – full HD with stereo 1920×1080, 1280×720, 1440×1080 at 50 f / s
Sensitivity Range matrix – from 100 to 12,800 ISO
Exposure – lt;0.05 s
wide lens – 0.2 s
Full zoom – 0.2 s
Time after the first shot – 1 , 4
Time to first shot with the flash -2.1
Continuous Shooting – 10 frames / s, Duration – 10 shots in
During continuous shooting, the flash is not available
characteristics, especially the serial shooting, very decent for a soap dish.
The “simple picture” – color and automatic exposure setting good. Portraits obtained quality, but because of higher sensitivity values, not perfectly clear.
The lens works fine and wide-angle and a maximum zoom. Distortion practically invisible. Minimum shooting distance of 50 mm, which provides enough comfortable photography.
Almost all compact with a small matrix of noise is a serious problem. Do not avoid this and WX220. Some noise can be seen already at 100 ISO, but there is no noticeable loss of definition up to 800 ISO. At 1600 ISO it becomes even stronger, and at 3200 ISO picture already loses much of its capacity.
The automatic white balance works well under incandescent lights and a bit worse for fluorescent lighting.
AWB Tungsten | 1/10 sec | f/4.0 | 6.8 mm | ISO100
WB Tungsten | 1/10 sec | f/4.0 | 6.8 mm | ISO100
AWB Fluorescent | 1/4s | f/4.0 | 6.8 mm | ISO100
WB Fluorescent | 1/4s | f/4.0 | 6.8 mm | ISO100
Panorama mode stitches shots well, but suitable only for static scenes.
The camera can automatically improve the dynamic range from HDR mode and вспышки.
Качество shooting video at a decent level. In this mode, the zoom is available.
– Metal Case
– a great compactness
– Burst Mode
– 10x optics with stabilization
– ease of management [1999005 ]
– not the best ergonomics due to the small size
– loss of clarity above 400 ISO
– a weak autonomy
Cyber-shot WX220 – good versatile option for everyday shooting with high speed and good video. It will cover most of the needs amatours but habitual disease shoot cameras have not gone away. Price – 219 euros.