As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms and super 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 slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a built-in flash, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k 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), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$320 - $379

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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 370 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year newer
$279

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
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$447

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

  • Fairly small: Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$239 - $299

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$249 - $305

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
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the TS5 and AW130

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 370 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
1 year newer
$124 - $179

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (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 XP90 and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 920k 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 a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is newer (february 2015 vs september 2013) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$656 - $797 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the AW130)

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

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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$437 (body only)
$365 - $448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the AW130)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the AW130)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the A5000 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 1.4" 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/3.5), 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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year newer
$343 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly 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)

  • More zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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 S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
similar age
$169 - $227

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the S7000 and AW130

  • Larger than average 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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$275 - $329

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 S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
similar age
$289

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the AW130)

  • More zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • 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 S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
2 years older
$230

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 370 shots
  • Not waterproof
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S9500 and AW130

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has way more 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 users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
similar age
$257 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 5x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX530 HS and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 221 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
10 months newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 42x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the AW130)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and AW130

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year older
$448

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

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

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
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $249.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$219 - $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)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 221 g
  • Inexpensive: $219.00 vs $249.00