Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Cyber-shot DSC-W810

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810, which have been available in certain markets for several months, are making their way onto US shores in August and September. The WX220 features an 18.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor, 25-250mm equiv. lens, 1080/60p video, and Wi-Fi with NFC. The W810 offers a 20MP CCD, 26-156mm equiv. lens, and 720p video. The cameras are priced at $200 and $100, respectively.

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Sony Adds Two New Compact Zoom Cameras to Cyber-shot® Line 

WX220 model with 10x Zoom plus Wi-Fi; W810 model with 6x Zoom, Easy Operation

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 – Sony today has introduced the versatile new DSC-WX220 and DSC-W810 cameras to its compact Cyber-shot® line, offering consumers a variety of new ways to capture high-quality images and HD videos on-the-go.  

Cyber-shot WX220 Camera – Premium power in a compact package

The new pocket-sized DSC-WX220 model is extremely slim and compact, yet packs a ton of imaging punch thanks to its 18.2 megapixel Exmor R® CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom G Lens.  The high-resolution sensor and versatile lens are paired with Sony’s powerful BIONZ® X processor, ensuring that all images and full HD (1920×1080 @60p) videos are captured with exceptional detail and low noise.

 The new camera also features advanced SteadyShot™ image stabilization for video, high speed AF for capturing moving subjects swiftly and accurately, and has built-in Wi-Fi® functionality for convenient image transfer and sharing with compatible smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android).

Cyber-shot W810 Camera – Sleek, user-friendly design at great value

The incredibly easy-to-use DSC-W810 features a 20.1MP CCD sensor and 6x optical zoom lens, and can shoot HD movies at 720p.  It also has the fun Party Mode setting, which automatically adjusts sensitivity, exposure and color in low light social social settings to get great party shots with minimal effort. 

The advanced flash on the W810 model is extremely useful for indoor or dusk shots, as it boosts the camera’s overall sensitivity and effectively extending flash range to make far-away subjects appear brighter.  Additionally, for convenient movie shooting, there’s a dedicated movie button on the camera that instantly starts HD video recording without digging through menus.

Pricing and Availability

The new Sony Cyber-shot WX220 will be available in August in black and gold for about $200, and the new Cyber-shot W810 will be available in September in silver for about $100.  The cameras will be sold at all Sony retail stores ( and other authorized retailers nationwide. 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 / DSC-W810 specifications

  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
MSRP $200 / £179 $100 / £99
Body type
Body type Ultracompact
Body material Metal, composite Composite
Max resolution 4896 x 3672 5152 x 3864
Other resolutions 4896 x 3264, 4896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 3648, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1920. 1920 x 1080 5152 x 2896, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 18 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Processor Bionz X
Color space sRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 100 – 3200 Auto, 80 – 3200
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF v2.0)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25–250 mm 26–156 mm
Optical zoom 10× 6×
Maximum aperture F3.3 – F5.9 F3.5 – F6.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (4X)
Manual focus No
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3 2.7
Screen dots 460,000 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type ClearPhoto LCD Clear Photo LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec 2 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec 1/1500 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program Auto,
  • Movie Mode
  • Panorama
  • Scene Selection
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program Auto
Scene modes
  • High Sensitivity
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Anti Motion Blur,
  • Backlight Correction HDR
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Gourmet
  • Pet Mode
  • High Sensitivity
  • Soft snap
  • Soft Skin
  • Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Gourmet
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Pet mode
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.70 m (with Auto ISO) 3.20 m (with Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off, advanced Auto, on, slow synchro, off, advanced flash
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Self-timer cont.
  • Self-portrait
Continuous drive 10 fps 1 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD H.264
Microphone Stereo Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI) No
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-BN lithium-ion battery & USB charger NP-BN lithium-ion battery and USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 210 200
Weight (inc. batteries) 121 g (0.27 lb / 4.27 oz) 111 g (0.24 lb / 3.92 oz)
Dimensions 92 x 52 x 22 mm (3.62 x 2.05 x 0.87) 97 x 56 x 21 mm (3.82 x 2.2 x 0.83)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None