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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
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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 190 ms vs 390 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
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)
Size Smaller 92x54x13 mm vs 99x65x18 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
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen type OLED screens Help
        Bright and vivid
        Screen size Very large screens Help
        S100:3.5"
        DSC-TX55:3.3"
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S100:820k dots
        DSC-TX55:1,229k dots
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        S100:99x65x18 mm
        DSC-TX55:92x54x13 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        S100:f/3.9
        DSC-TX55:f/3.5

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $115

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $449

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

        Compact

        $242 - $334

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $400

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $111 - $169

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $120

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Waterproof Waterproof
        Lowest price Cheaper
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $220 - $280

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS Has a GPS
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $202

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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