Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Nikon Coolpix S100

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

67

Nikon Coolpix S100

55

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Size
Really small
Super compact (99×65×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.5" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$156.55 vs $492.53
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The best price we've seen is $336 cheaper (3.1x 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
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 820k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
93×54×13 mm vs 99×65×18 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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)
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 size Very large screens Help
              S1003.5"
              DSC-TX553.3"
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099×65×18 mm
              DSC-TX5593×54×13 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100820k dots
              DSC-TX551,229k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              S1000.7"
              DSC-TX550.5"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100138 g
              DSC-TX55109 g
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              S1001/1500s
              DSC-TX551/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100f/3.9
              DSC-TX55f/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

              $228 - $258

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $268

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $95

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $160

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $192

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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