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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
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 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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 410 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
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 Significantly 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 Cheaper $317.99 vs $419.99
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The best price we've seen is $102 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-HX100v:1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX55:1080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $398

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $385 - $450 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

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              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

              $289

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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