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

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
 

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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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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
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
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 2 f-stops better
Size Significantly smaller 96x58x16 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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)
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 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 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 129 g vs 178 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.6" vs 0.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $219.98 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              AW100:4s
              DSC-TX200V:2s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100:f/3.9
              DSC-TX200V:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100:110x64x22 mm
              DSC-TX200V:96x58x16 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW100:0.9"
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              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

              $234

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $327

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $249

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $328 - $379

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $377

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              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-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

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

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

              discussion

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