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

92

Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

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 (96×58×16 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
1.0 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

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
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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 3"
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Around 10% larger 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
Size
Significantly smaller
96×58×16 mm vs 110×65×23 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-TX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.6" vs 0.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
129 g vs 178 g
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $369.99
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              AW1003"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW1000.9"
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              AW100$369.99
              DSC-TX200V$349.00
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100f/3.9
              DSC-TX200Vf/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100110×65×23 mm
              DSC-TX200V96×58×16 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              AW100178 g
              DSC-TX200V129 g
              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 AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $296 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $146 - $229

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $230

              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

              $225

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $311

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $273

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $225

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $367

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              discussion

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