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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix A100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
119 g vs 133 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
96×56×18 mm vs 95×59×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              Coolpix A10095×59×20 mm
              DSC-TX2096×56×18 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              Coolpix A1000.8"
              DSC-TX200.7"
              Weight Very light Help
              Coolpix A100119 g
              DSC-TX20133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Coolpix A1005x
              DSC-TX204x

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

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              Nikon Coolpix A100
              Coolpix A100
              Nikon

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
              Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
              Sony

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