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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100

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Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
250 shots vs 240 shots
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly 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 WX50

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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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 95×59×20 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Coolpix A10095×59×20 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Very thin Help
              Coolpix A1000.8"
              WX500.7"
              Weight Very light Help
              Coolpix A100119 g
              WX50117 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix A100$99.74
              WX50$119.98
              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Coolpix A100230k dots
              WX50460k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Coolpix A1001.1 fps
              WX5010 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

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              Nikon Coolpix A100
              Coolpix A100
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              Cyber-shot WX50
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