As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Nikon AW130's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-870 and the Tough TG-4) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix A900 and the Coolpix S9900)

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 614k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a significantly 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.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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1 year newer

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and AW130

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

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1 year older
$389

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and AW130

  • None found

Canon PowerShot D30

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1 year older
$320 - $608

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and AW130

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

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similar age
$562

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

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1 year older
$395

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 AW110

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2 years older
$403

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW110 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), is slightly more expensive ($510.10 vs $199.00) and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix P340

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Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P340 and AW130

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

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

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1 year newer
$199

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW130)

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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
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and AW130

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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2 years older
$448 - $650

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and AW130

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very long battery life: 330 shots vs 370 shots

Nikon Coolpix S6000

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Significant advantages of the S6000 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×55×25 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Lighter: 156 g vs 221 g

Significant disadvantages of the S6000 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the S6000 and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P1

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the P1 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the P1 (vs the AW130)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the P1 and AW130

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Nikon Coolpix P310

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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
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

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 toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs mid size (115×66×55 mm)), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (february 2015 vs september 2014) and is thinner (1.1" vs 2.2").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 11 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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4 months older
$648

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 221 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 34 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs large (135×107×149 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 460 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot G1

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Significant advantages of the G1 (vs the AW130)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G1 (vs the AW130)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the G1 and AW130

  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm X-S1

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3 years older
$715

Significant advantages of the X-S1 (vs the AW130)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 460 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the X-S1 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Large (135×107×149 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the X-S1 and AW130

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very long battery life: 460 shots vs 370 shots
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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/3.7), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

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

Nikon Coolpix A900

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1 year newer
$300 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the AW130)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • More zoom: 35x vs 5x
  • 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
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots

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

Nikon Coolpix S9900

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$4,013

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
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the S9900 and AW130

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix A300

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1 year newer
$137

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and AW130

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compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a slightly 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 record movies in 24p.

Nikon 1 AW1

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1 year older
$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

Sony Alpha A6000

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1 year older
$548 (body only)
$648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the AW130)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and AW130

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 370 shots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)