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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX100v's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 5x
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36x more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 410 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size Much smaller 92x54x13 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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14.8x smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Weight Much lighter 109 g vs 577 g
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5.3x lighter
Thickness Much thinner 0.5" vs 3.7"
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7x thinner
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 26 mm vs 27 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $328.00 vs $627.16
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-HX100v:921k dots
              DSC-TX55:1,229k dots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $418

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $473 - $535

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $683

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $335

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              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
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $298 - $360

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly 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 Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $259 - $270

              Screen size Larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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