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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

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 Cheaper $234.00 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% 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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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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              AW100:230 ms
              TX10:150 ms
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              AW100:4s
              TX10:2s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AW100:5x
              TX10:4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100:f/3.9
              TX10:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100:110x64x22 mm
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW100:0.9"
              TX10:0.7"
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $233

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $327 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $370

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $159 - $163

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $318 - $320

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $200 - $250

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $242 - $334

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              discussion

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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!