Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 Point & Shoot Digital Camera, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x Optical Zoom Lens, 2.7" LCD Screen, Black

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About Sony

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W220 Point & Shoot Digital Camera combines point-and-shoot ease-of-use with advanced features in a sophisticated, compact body. Smile Shutter technology allows you to capture a smile the moment it happens and the Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and 12.1-megapixel resolution deliver crisp, clear images.

Enjoy your photos on the big screen. Simply connect this Cyber-Shot camera directly to your Sony BRAVIA or other compatible HDTV to view your pictures in glorious high definition. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. Retouch and enhance your pictures with ten in-camera tools including Trimming, Red Eye Correction, Unsharp Masking, Soft Focus Filter, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, Radial Blur, Retro and Happy Face.

Combining Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and High ISO sensitivity (up to 3200) which helps compensate for shaky hands, Double Anti-blur Solution minimizes blur and allows flash free shooting to preserve the mood. Take the hassle out of sorting through large volumes of image data with Image Management. You can quickly select and view your photos using event view, calendar view and favorites. Eliminate the guesswork of choosing the right camera setting.

Intelligent Scene Recognition automatically detects five different types of scenes including Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait and Twilight using a tripod and selects the most appropriate camera setting to help ensure optimal results. Experience a simple way to transfer, manage, archive and share your images and video with the supplied Picture Motion Browser PC software.

Sony Features

  • 12.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor: A powerful 12.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 4x Optical Zoom: The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens brings distant subjects closer for great outdoor, sports and travel photos
  • 30mm wide angle lens: A wide angle lens (30mm-120mm) shows more of the scene you're shooting, helping you capture more complete images when shooting indoor group portraits, expansive landscapes, or architectural scenes
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230k pixels): Generous 2.7" (230K pixels) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus and view photos, even in bright sunlight
  • BIONZ image processor: The BIONZ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera
  • Auto Mode: Going beyond traditional auto. Auto mode can be set up with iSCN and Face Detection ON so the camera does all the thinking for you. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition: Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects five different types of scenes conditions (Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait and Twilight using a Tripod ) and within 1/30th of a second selects the appropriate camera settings
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye for beautiful images of family and friends
  • Smile Shutter technology: The popular Smile Shutter technology automatically detects and captures smiling faces. Simply choose the Smiley Face feature and the camera will capture a smile the moment it happens
  • Double Anti-blur Solution: The combination of Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and High ISO sensitivity helps compensate for shaky hands, minimizes blur and allows flash-free shooting to preserve the mood
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality
  • High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200): High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash
  • Convenient Photo Modes: Choose from 14 convenient photo modes to quickly adjust for specific shooting conditions
  • Easy Shooting Mode: Easy Shooting Mode: With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus: Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine the best exposure and contrast settings for almost any shooting environment
  • Function Guide: This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen
  • MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode: Capture VX Fine (640 x 480) audio/video clips at a high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second). The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is approximately 10 minutes
  • 16:9 High Resolution Mode: Using the 16:9 High Resolution Mode, you can record high resolution images in the 16:9 aspect ratio favored by HDTVs. This setting is ideal if you plan to view your images on a compatible HDTV and invite friends and family members over for a slideshow
  • Memory Stick Duo Media Convenience: The Cyber-shot DSC-W220 camera accepts Memory Stick Duo media or Memory Stick PRO Duo media (both sold separately)
  • Stamina Battery Power: Provides extended battery life and shooting capacity when using a fully-charged lithium-ion battery. The included battery supports up to 370 shots
  • In-Camera Retouching Tools: Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming and Red-Eye Correction functions
  • HDTV Compatibility: View your photos in glorious high definition on a Sony BRAVIA or similar compatible HDTV using the included HD output adapter cable
  • PhotoTV HD: Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, Full HD 1920x1080 images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs
  • PHOTOMUSIC feature: PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music to produce fun and entertaining slide shows
  • Wide Zoom display: To use the entire image area of the compatible HDTV screen (sold separately), Wide Zoom display automatically expands standard 4:3 and 3:2 images to 16:9

Sony Specifications

Burst Mode
Approx.1.7 fps (Maximum 100 shots)
Color Mode(s)
Normal / Vivid / Sepia / B & W
Date/Time Stamp
No/ No
Media/Battery Indicator
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility
Tested to support up to 16GB Memory Stick DUO PRO media capacity; does not support Access Control security function
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes (On / Off all modes)
Self Timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
Still Image Mode(s)
Normal, Burst, Bracket Exposure
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Fluorescent 3 / Incandescent / Flash
2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230K Pixels)
Lens Construction
6 elements in 5 groups (including 3 aspheric elements)
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Yes/ Yes
Battery Capacity
3.6V, 960 mAh
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion NP-BG1
Imaging Device
1/2.3 type(7.79mm) Super HAD CCD
Recording Media
15MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
AF Illuminator Light
Auto / Off
Clear RAW NR
Dynamic Range Optimizer
Standard / Off / Plus
Histogram Display
In-Camera Editing
Trimming, Red Eye Correction, Soft Focus, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, Retro, Radial Blur, Unsharp Masking and Happy Face
Movie Mode(s)
MPEG VX Fine (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO Duo media), MPEG VX Standard (640x480 at 16fps), Presentation (320 x 240 at 8.3fps)
Multi-Pattern Measuring
NightFraming System
NightShot Infrared System
PictBridge Compatible
Power Save Mode
Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)
Real Imaging Processor Technology
Scene Mode(s)
Auto / Easy / Program Auto / High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Underwater / Gourmet
Super SteadyShot
Yes (optical image stabilization)
BIONZ Engine
35mm Equivalent
Aperture Range
Auto (f/2.8 - f/7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Program Auto (f/2.8 - f/7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Digital Zoom
Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Face Detection
Yes - 8 faces with priority
Filter Diameter
46mm (with Lens Adapter)
Focal Length
9-Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Spot AF, Semi Manual Focus (0.5m / 1.0m / 3.0m / 7.0m / Unlimited distance)
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Macro Mode
Optical Zoom
Shutter Speed
Auto (1/4 - 1/1,600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1,600)
Smart Zoom Technology
8M: Approx.4.9x (Total), 5M: Approx.6.2x (Total), 3M: Approx.7.8x (Total), VGA: Approx.25x (Total), 16:9 (2M): Approx.8.3x (Total)
Total Zoom
Operating System Compatibility
Microsoft 2000 Professional, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.1-10.5)
Supplied Software
Windows: Picture Motion Browser Vers 4.2 (Mac not supported)
Flash Effective Range
ISO Auto: W: Approx 0.66'-12.8' (Approx 0.2-3.9m) / T: Approx 1.64'-6.23' (Approx 0.5-1.9m) ISO3200: W: up to Approx 23.3' (Approx 7.1m) / T: Approx 2.8' (Approx 3.9m)
Flash Mode(s)
Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
Accessory Terminal
Multi connector
Audio/Video Output(s)
Yes via Mutli-Use Connector
HD Output
Yes (1080i) - With optional accessory cable (VMC-HD2)
USB Port(s)
Yes -supports USB 2.0
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D
3-3/4" x 2-1/4" x 7/8" (95.2mm x 56.5mm x 21.8mm)
Weight (Approx.)
Body Approx 4.2 oz (118g)
With battery and MSDuo: Approx 5.2 oz (147g)
Sony 1 year parts & labor limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers


Easy controls,Perfect pics,would recommd


from East Texas  -  Casual Photographer


(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Sony Cyber-shot-w220


from Jefferson City, Missouri  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this camera for everything best was underwater in its hard case took some of my best shots ever it was really easy too use controls perfect

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