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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
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 resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger 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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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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $319

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $699

        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
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        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

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $300 - $360

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $212

        Waterproof Waterproof
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $279

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $471 - $484

        Zoom More zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Touch screen No touch screen

        appearance

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