Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $250.00 vs $278.95
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution 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
Size Significantly smaller 95x56x17 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TX10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 133 g vs 178 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW100:0.9"
              TX10:0.7"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              AW100:4s
              TX10:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100:f/3.9
              TX10:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AW100:5x
              TX10:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100:110x64x22 mm
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              AW100:28 mm
              TX10:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $200

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $209

              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon 1 AW1

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $697 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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              montyHD (4:35 AM, March 01, 2012)
              At some point small is too small.  I was looking to purchase a camera for a trip to Mexico and wanted waterproof camera.  I typically carry around a dslr so I was going to let this be my wifes purse.  I was really leaning toward the TX10 but my wife did not like the touch screen or the size.  It was to small for my very small wife.  On dslr cameras more buttons and controls are better.  I think that is a positive over touch screen.  To each his own.  The TX10 wins in a lot of categories but some listed are subjective.
               
              www.facebook.com/gabbyaquino (10:03 AM, February 07, 2012)
              Sony TX10 is the winner in my book! After all the lightness, thinness, and ruggedness of the cameras have been reviewed, it all boils down to the resulting images - Sony delivers with great crisp shots of events you won't have a second time to click if you missed it!