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 Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP120 and the XP90)

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

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$380

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

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$413

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 Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year newer
$280

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"

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$245 - $300

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
1 year older
$199

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

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
2 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the AW110 and AW130

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

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 better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), is slightly heavier (221 g vs 119 g), is less popular and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$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

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
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and AW130

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$380 - $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 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 much longer battery life (370 shots vs 220 shots), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the AW130)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and AW130

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
8 months newer
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the AW130)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out 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"

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$578 (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

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 large (140×103×137 mm)), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 5.4"), is significantly lighter (221 g vs 660 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 60x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (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
  • Much thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and AW130

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

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

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$359 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the AW130)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and AW130

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

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
similar age
$499 - $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)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the P900 and AW130

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

Pentax XG-1

Pentax XG-1
7 months older
$242

Significant advantages of the XG-1 (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 52x vs 5x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the XG-1 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (119×89×98 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XG-1 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 wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a built-in GPS, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400
2 years older
$250

Significant advantages of the S9400 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S9400 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S9400 and AW130

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • 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

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)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and AW130

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

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
similar age
$300

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the AW130)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the AW130)

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

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 S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100
4 years older
$350

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
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

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 much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly 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
$157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and AW130

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 221 g