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 92x54x13 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"
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x65x18 mm

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
Cheaper
$148.11 vs $300.00
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The best price we've seen is $152 cheaper (2x 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
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 type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              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 size Larger than average screens Help
              S1003.5"
              DSC-TX553.3"
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100820k dots
              DSC-TX551,229k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099x65x18 mm
              DSC-TX5592x54x13 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S1000.7"
              DSC-TX550.5"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100f/3.9
              DSC-TX55f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $130

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $887

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $214 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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