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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Shutter lag Significantly 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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

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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)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 92x54x13 mm vs 99x65x18 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 250 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Less buttons
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
S100:3.5"
DSC-TX55:3.3"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
S100:820k dots
DSC-TX55:1,229k dots
Size Fairly small Help
S100:99x65x18 mm
DSC-TX55:92x54x13 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
S100:0.7"
DSC-TX55:0.5"
Weight Light weight Help
S100:138 g
DSC-TX55:109 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
S100:f/3.9
DSC-TX55:f/3.5
Zoom Poor zoom Help
5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $298

Waterproof Is waterproof
Weight Is slightly heavier
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Much wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$318 - $400

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S800c

Nikon Coolpix S800c

Travel zoom

$150 - $350

Aperture Wider aperture
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Digicam

$80 - $229

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Much larger
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Waterproof

$310

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cybershot TX10

Waterproof

$289

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Waterproof

$202

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix S100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
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discussion

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