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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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $150.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (2.3x 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
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              S100:0.7"
              DSC-TX55:0.5"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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

              $266

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $250

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $800

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix Z90

              Fujifilm FinePix Z90

              Compact

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $117

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              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 Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $287

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              discussion

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