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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 resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
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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
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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Ultra compact

$266

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Compact

$626

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Compact

$294

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $350

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

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S80

Nikon Coolpix S80

Compact

$210

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Aperture Much wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung TL34HD

Samsung TL34HD

Compact

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,360 - $1,410 body only

$1,550 with 50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$273 body only

$427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Waterproof

$223

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cybershot TX10

Waterproof

$279

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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Waterproof

$340

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS Has a GPS
Size Larger
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix S100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
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discussion

Nikon Coolpix S100
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