Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
 
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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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 230 ms vs 390 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $269.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

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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
Size Significantly smaller 92x54x13 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
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2.4x smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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-TX55's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size 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 Significantly lighter 109 g vs 178 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.5" vs 0.9"
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More than 40% thinner
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              AW100:0.9"
              DSC-TX55:0.5"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100:f/3.9
              DSC-TX55:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $594

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $250

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $287

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $347

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              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
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $396

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266 - $700

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Compact

              $211

              Screen size Larger screen
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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