Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 front
Portability
97
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Key Specs

Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 3200)
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 119g - 95 x 59 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2016
Sony TX55
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Launched July 2011
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Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Nikon A100 versus Sony TX55, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors Nikon and Sony. There exists a sizable gap between the image resolutions of the A100 (20MP) and TX55 (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A100 was launched 4 years later than the TX55 and that is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a short summary of how the A100 matches up against the TX55 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Sony TX55

 A100 TX55 
LaunchedJanuary 2016July 2011Fresher by 55 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX55 over the Nikon A100

 TX55 A100 
Manually focus More precise focusing
Display dimension3.3"2.7"Larger display (+0.6")
Display resolution1230k230kSharper display (+1000k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon A100 and Sony TX55

 A100 TX55 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera, you'll have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon A100 has outside measurements of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs) and the Sony TX55 has dimensions of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") and a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon A100 versus Sony TX55 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing at that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the A100 versus the TX55.

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A100 and TX55 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 top view buttons comparison

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to picture the contrast between sensor sizing merely by reading through specifications. The visual here should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the A100 and TX55.

Plainly, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon A100 to give you more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics much more aggressively. The more modern A100 provides an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 sensor size comparison

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon A100 Portrait photography advice
Sony TX55 Portrait photography advice
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decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon A100 Street photography details
Sony TX55 Street photography details
60
image stabilization (Digital)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
59
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A100 Sports photography highlights
Sony TX55 Sports photography highlights
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image stabilization (Digital)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
good battery (250 CIPA)
max fps low (1.1 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (250 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A100 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX55 as a Travel photography camera
70
good battery (250 CIPA)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
69
better than average battery (250 shots)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon A100 Landscape photography features
Sony TX55 Landscape photography features
45
rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
decent megapixels (20MP)
good battery (250 per charge)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Time Lapse mode
51
manual focus
pretty wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3.3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
better than average battery (250 shots)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon A100 Vlogging factors
Sony TX55 Vlogging factors
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rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
offers face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic support
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pretty wide (26mm)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic jack
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Nikon A100 vs Sony TX55 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A100 and Sony TX55
 Nikon Coolpix A100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
General Information
Brand Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix A100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2016-01-14 2011-07-24
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing range 10cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3.3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - XtraFine OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.1fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m (at Auto ISO) 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 119 grams (0.26 pounds) 109 grams (0.24 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 shots 250 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 NP-BN
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal microSD/SDHC, Memory Stick Micro
Storage slots Single Single
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