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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 380 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 0 cm vs 3 cm
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Almost the same
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 350 ms vs 390 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Size Much smaller 92x54x13 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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18.3x smaller
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.3" vs 2.7"
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More than 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness Much thinner 0.5" vs 4.3"
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8.2x thinner
Weight Much lighter 109 g vs 600 g
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5.5x lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX40:350 ms
        DSC-TX55:390 ms
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $420

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $308

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $212

        Waterproof Waterproof
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $266

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $223

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $279

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $340

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS Has a GPS
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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        Canon Powershot SX40 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
        Canon Powershot SX40 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        discussion

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