As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms, travel zooms and digicams. The Nikon AW130's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP120 and the XP90) 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 slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a built-in flash, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 614k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

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 is slightly heavier (221 g vs 179 g).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$479

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

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
1 year newer
$269

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 and AW130

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year newer

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

  • None found

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

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$450

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 AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW110 and AW130

  • None found

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
similar age
$244

Significant advantages of the XP80 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP80 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 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), 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 takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$139

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 Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the AW130)

  • Smaller: Compact (94×59×27 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the DSC-W300 and AW130

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
1 year older
$213

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 370 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the P330 and AW130

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is newer (february 2015 vs february 2014), has a built-in GPS, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (221 g vs 301 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$444 - $448 (body only)
$500 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (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 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)

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
8 months newer
$439 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the AW130)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS M10 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is newer (february 2015 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 83.3x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 600 shots) and is less popular.

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year older
$178 - $419

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the AW130)

  • More zoom: 35x vs 5x
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the AW130)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and AW130

  • Inexpensive: $178.00 vs $243.00

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$199 - $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
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $243.00

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
similar age
$449 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 5x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 221 g

common strengths of the P900 and AW130

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year older
$289

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the AW130)

  • More zoom: 36x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the AW130)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S8600 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Standard size (121×81×65 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 450 g vs 221 g

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 CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 295 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$218 - $249

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
  • Shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 370 shots

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

Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Casio Exilim EX-H20G
4 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-H20g (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-H20g (vs the AW130)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the EX-H20g and AW130

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year older
$2,339

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
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100
4 years older
$499

Significant advantages of the S8100 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S8100 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the S8100 and AW130

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

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is older (february 2015 vs august 2016) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

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"