Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Nikon Coolpix S100

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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Nikon Coolpix S100

56

Runner-up

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
Less 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
Significantly 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 $465.21
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The best price we've seen is $309 cheaper (3x 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
93×54×13 mm vs 99×65×18 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              S1003.5"
              DSC-TX553.3"
              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 type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $244

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $533 body only

              $627 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $100

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $130

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $82 - $92

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $250

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Compact

              $265

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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