Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

88

Nikon Coolpix AW100

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
Help
More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$259.00 vs $279.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (around 10% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
Help
2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX200V

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
96x58x16 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
Help
Around 50% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
Help
At its widest zoom, the DSC-TX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.3" vs 3.0"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
Help
Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.6" vs 0.9"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
129 g vs 178 g
Help
Around 30% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              AW1001080p @ 30fps
              DSC-TX200V1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              AW1000.9"
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              AW1001/1500s
              DSC-TX200V1/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              AW1004s
              DSC-TX200V2s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100f/3.9
              DSC-TX200Vf/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100110x64x22 mm
              DSC-TX200V96x58x16 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              AW1003.0"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              AW100250 shots
              DSC-TX200V220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              AW10028 mm
              DSC-TX200V26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $354

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Lowest price Cheaper
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $190

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              discussion

              Nikon Coolpix AW100
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              me (5:51 PM, June 25, 2012)
              the sony is much sexier..