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

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 92x54x13 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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 230 ms vs 390 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
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
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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

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $229 - $299

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $239

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $214 - $380

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $297 - $548

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        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

        $249 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Larger
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

        Panasonic Lumix TS4

        Waterproof

        $200

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Waterproof

        $310

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $148

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Ultra compact

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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