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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"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Shutter lag Significantly 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 $145.99 vs $328.00
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The best price we've seen is $182 cheaper (2.2x 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
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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
              Thickness Thin Help
              S100:0.7"
              DSC-TX55:0.5"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

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

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $163 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $199

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266 - $360

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $258 - $279

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $209 - $310

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $259 - $294

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Nikon Coolpix S100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
              Nikon Coolpix S100 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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