Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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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

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"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
$148.11 vs $301.42
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The best price we've seen is $153 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              S100:1/1500s
              DSC-TX55:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

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

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $197 - $500

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $398 - $550 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $250

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

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

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