Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Great battery life
Battery life
410 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$289.95 vs $485.98
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The best price we've seen is $196 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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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
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recommendations

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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-HX100v921k dots
              DSC-TX551,229k dots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $411 - $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $460

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $260 - $378

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $340

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $180

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

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

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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