As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Nikon AW130's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and GoPro (such as the Hero 3+ Black Edition and the Hero 3+ Silver Edition)

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 461k 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), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$524

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much better wide angle: 5 mm vs 24 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in flash
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Black Edition and AW130

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 5 mm vs 24 mm

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$335 - $349

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

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

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the TG-4 and AW130

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 370 shots

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$245 - $299

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the D30 and AW130

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year newer
$337

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and AW130

  • Good wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$386

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the AW130)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the TS5 and AW130

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 370 shots

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
1 year older
$349

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and AW130

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 210 shots) and is newer (february 2015 vs june 2012).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), is less popular and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$199 - $229

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and AW130

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and AW130

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1").

However, on average it has much less zoom (5x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 600 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$215 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $214.99 vs $249.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 5x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the AW130)

  • Much larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
similar age
$170 - $177

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the AW130)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the AW130)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L340 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 221 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
1 year newer
$456 - $565

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 5x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the AW130)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and AW130

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5 fps), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is much smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is significantly less expensive ($249.00 vs $696.95).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$697 (body only)
$797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (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 D5600 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.1"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

common strengths of the D5600 and AW130

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Built-in GPS

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
similar age
$506 - $597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (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 D5500 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.1"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

common strengths of the D5500 and AW130

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"

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/3.3), has a built-in GPS, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 250 shots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 35x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2015 vs may 2016) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$259

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$274 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year newer
$299 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the AW130)

  • More zoom: 35x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS