As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, mirrorless, digicams and super zooms. The Nikon AW130's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix W100 and the Coolpix AW120) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X and the EOS Rebel T6i)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), lacks and external mic jack and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
similar age
$555

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and AW130

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$1,229

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
1 year older
$298

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
3 years older
$169

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW100 and AW130

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$300

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and AW130

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
similar age
$668

Significant advantages of the TG-860 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-860 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-860 and AW130

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to other compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, is less popular and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 40 seconds).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 months older
$543

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the AW130)

  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and AW130

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$139 - $180

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$125

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 221 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the AW130)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and AW130

  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
3 years older
$361

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the AW130)

  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the P310 and AW130

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5 fps), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is much smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
similar age
$484 (body only)
$749 - $798 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the AW130)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the AW130)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

common strengths of the T6i and AW130

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 180 shots).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
similar age
$241

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the AW130)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S9900 and AW130

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the AW130)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and AW130

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
similar age
$190

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the S6900 and AW130

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year older
$319

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the AW130)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the HX60 and AW130

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year older
$376

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the AW130)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the HX60V and AW130

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (february 2015 vs september 2013) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$476 (body only)
$797 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the AW130)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the AW1 and AW130

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Waterproof

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
similar age
$353 - $679 (body only)
$485 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the AW130)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the M3 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.1"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 30 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (february 2015 vs september 2016).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$109 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×67×38 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Exilim EX-ZR5000 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 19 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Exilim EX-ZR5000 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Exilim EX-ZR5000 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×62×38 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 430 shots vs 370 shots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1"), is significantly lighter (221 g vs 660 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 600 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the AW130)

  • More zoom: 39.1x vs 5x
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 370 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 5x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Built-in GPS