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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A1000

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Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The Cyber-shot DSC-HX99's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 114×72×41 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
242 g vs 330 g
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Around 30% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix A1000$476.95
              Cyber-shot DSC-HX99$448.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots

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              Coolpix A1000
              Nikon

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              Sony

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