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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
        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"
        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
        Thickness Thin Help
        S100:0.7"
        DSC-TX55:0.5"
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        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 Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $300 - $360

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

        $170 - $210

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Travel zoom

        $155

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $139

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $87

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $212

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $209

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $471 - $484

        Zoom Much more zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        Size Much larger
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix S100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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