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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
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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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
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Screen size Larger than average screens Help
        S100:3.5"
        DSC-TX55:3.3"
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S100:820k dots
        DSC-TX55:1,229k dots
        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
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Waterproof Is waterproof
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

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

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $320 - $350

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

        $229

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $90

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Nikon Coolpix S800c

        Nikon Coolpix S800c

        Travel zoom

        $128 - $350

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

        Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $205

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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

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