Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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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

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Significantly cheaper
$148.11 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $352 cheaper (3.4x less)
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              S100:3.5"
              DSC-TX55:3.3"
              Size Fairly small Help
              S100:99x65x18 mm
              DSC-TX55:92x54x13 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100:820k dots
              DSC-TX55:1,229k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              S100:0.7"
              DSC-TX55:0.5"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100:138 g
              DSC-TX55:109 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244 - $400

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $180

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $199 - $364

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $270

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $179 - $289

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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