Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Sony Cyber-shot WX220

We compare the Nikon Coolpix P900 to the Sony Cyber-shot WX220: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Superzoom category.

Here are both models side by side. The Coolpix P900 is on the left, the Cyber-shot WX220 on the right:

Coolpix P900 vs Cyber-shot WX220 - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

Coolpix P900 vs Cyber-shot WX220: Specifications at a glance

Coolpix P900

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4" x 4.1" x 5.5")
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot WX220

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 67.00mm (2.6") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-250mm (10x), f3.3-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 92.3 x 52.4 x 21.6mm³ (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.9")
  • 121g (3.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot WX220

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Coolpix P900 vs Cyber-shot WX220: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Nikon Coolpix P900 on the left, the Sony Cyber-shot WX220 in the right column:

Advantage Coolpix P900...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot WX220

More AF points (4)991
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360210
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the Coolpix P900 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P900 scores 13 points.

...and here's where the Cyber-shot WX220 has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot WX220

Higher resolution (5, megapixel)16.0018.20
Faster (4, frames/second)710
Sensitivity (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)900g
(29.0 oz.)
(3.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1978cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot WX220 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the Cyber-shot WX220.

...and here's what both have in common

Coolpix P900

Cyber-shot WX220

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Nikon Coolpix P900 again on the left, Sony Cyber-shot WX220 on the right:

Front view of the Coolpix P900 and the Cyber-shot WX220...

Coolpix P900 and Cyber-shot WX220, front view

...and here we have a top view of the Nikon and the Sony.

Coolpix P900 und Cyber-shot WX220, Ansicht von oben

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Sony Cyber-shot WX220


Both digital cameras have an identical or almost identical score. In most cases, choosing the more recent model (the Nikon Coolpix P900) would be a reasonable approach.

Our rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900

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Our rating of the Sony Cyber-shot WX220

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