As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, 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
$330 - $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
  • 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
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 370 shots

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and AW130

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$477

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$226 - $300

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
1 year newer
$115 - $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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 370 shots

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 slightly 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) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$229 - $230

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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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 slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 295 shots), is newer (february 2015 vs january 2014) and is slightly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs standard size (116×89×61 mm)).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
1 year newer
$950 - $979 (body only)
$1,050 - $1,099 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the AW130)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS M5 and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$597 - $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
  • 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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$437 (body only)
$369 - $379 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
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and AW130

  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 370 shots
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Very light: 210 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/3.4), has a built-in GPS, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 250 shots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 35x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2015 vs february 2016) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$268 - $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
$353 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the AW130)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly 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
  • 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

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
similar age
$199 - $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 SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
similar age
$256 - $349

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the SX710 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
$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"

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 (123×90×139 mm)), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 5.5"), is significantly lighter (221 g vs 780 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 39.1x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 60 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

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
  • 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: $199.00 vs $239.99

Nikon DL24-500

Nikon DL24-500
1 year newer
$1,066

Significant advantages of the DL24-500 (vs the AW130)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-500 (vs the AW130)

  • Much larger: Large (123×90×139 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 5.5" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DL24-500 and AW130

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
similar age
$250 - $280

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
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

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

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
similar age
$225

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly more zoom: 37.2x vs 5x
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 370 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L840 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 221 g
  • Inexpensive: $225.00 vs $239.99