Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Nikon Coolpix S100

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

70

Nikon Coolpix S100

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
Light-weight
Weight
109 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
190 ms vs 390 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
Screen size
Larger screen
3.5" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$155.00 vs $495.68
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The best price we've seen is $341 cheaper (3.2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 820k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
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)
Size
Smaller
92x54x13 mm vs 99x65x18 mm
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More than 40% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.5" vs 0.7"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
109 g vs 138 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              S1003.5"
              DSC-TX553.3"
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099x65x18 mm
              DSC-TX5592x54x13 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100820k dots
              DSC-TX551,229k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              S1000.7"
              DSC-TX550.5"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100138 g
              DSC-TX55109 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              S1001/1500s
              DSC-TX551/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100f/3.9
              DSC-TX55f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $384

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $120

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $240

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $288

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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