Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
48
Overall
45

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Key Specs

Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 119g - 95 x 59 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2016
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Nikon A100 versus Sony TX200V, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Nikon and Sony. The image resolution of the A100 (20MP) and the TX200V (18MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A100 was announced 4 years later than the TX200V and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short overview of how the A100 matches up vs the TX200V when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Sony TX200V

 A100 TX200V 
LaunchedJanuary 2016January 2012More recent by 49 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Nikon A100

 TX200V A100 
Screen dimensions3.3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.6")
Screen resolution1230k230kCrisper screen (+1000k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon A100 and Sony TX200V

 A100 TX200V 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera regularly, you'll have to think about its weight and size. The Nikon A100 features outside dimensions of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs) and the Sony TX200V has specifications of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") accompanied by a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the A100 against the TX200V.

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the A100 and TX200V is 96 and 96 respectively.

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to imagine the difference between sensor measurements merely by looking at a spec sheet. The graphic below may give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the A100 and TX200V.

As you can see, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You should expect the Nikon A100 to give greater detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The fresher A100 provides an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon A100 Portrait photography information
Sony TX200V Portrait photography information
40
good megapixels (20MP)
features face detection focus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
37
MP count decent (18MP)
features face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon A100
Street photography with Sony TX200V
60
image stabilization (Digital)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
68
image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
weather sealing
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A100 Sports photography information
Sony TX200V Sports photography information
49
image stabilization (Digital)
good megapixels (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (250 shots)
slow continuous shooting (1.1 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
50
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
features tracking autofocus
weather sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A100 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Travel photography camera
70
better than average battery power (250 CIPA)
good megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
72
weather sealing
offers focus via touch
MP count decent (18MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon A100 Landscape photography information
Sony TX200V Landscape photography information
45
fairly wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
good megapixels (20MP)
better than average battery power (250 per charge)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
47
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3.3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
weather sealing
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Nikon A100 Vlogging information
Sony TX200V Vlogging information
32
fairly wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
features face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone support
36
rather wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
missing external mic jack
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Nikon A100 vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A100 and Sony TX200V
 Nikon Coolpix A100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Brand Nikon Sony
Model Nikon Coolpix A100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-14 2012-01-30
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 18MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 10cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 3.3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 1.1fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (at Auto ISO) 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 119 gr (0.26 lbs) 129 gr (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 shots 220 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 NP-BN
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $162 $500