As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to ultra compacts, digicams and super zooms. The Nikon AW130's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix AW110 and the Coolpix AW100) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-870 and the Tough TG-4)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x), 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 280 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 have a screen which flips out and is slightly heavier (221 g vs 178 g).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$352

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

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common strengths of the Black Edition and AW130

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
2 years older
$380

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

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
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

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$375

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 AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
3 years older

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW100 and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix W300

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2 years newer
$299 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and AW130

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compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to other compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (5x vs 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
7 years older

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly 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
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x

common strengths of the DSC-W300 and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 370 shots

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$139

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
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus Tough TG-5

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2 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the AW130)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Shoots significantly faster: 20 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the AW130)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the AW130)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the AW130)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the AW130)

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 5x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Excellent wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
2 years older
$360

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 370 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S110 and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Excellent wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm) and has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs ultra compact (95×59×16 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.6"), is significantly heavier (221 g vs 118 g) and is slightly more expensive ($298.00 vs $179.00).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
4 years older
$179

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the AW130)

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common strengths of the S3100 and AW130

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the AW130)

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common strengths of the DSC-T700 and AW130

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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 slightly 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
$109 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

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Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and AW130

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $109.00 vs $298.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 5.4") and is significantly lighter (221 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 83.3x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 600 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly 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)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 450 g vs 221 g

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
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

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
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
similar age
$479 - $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 thicker: 5.4" vs 1.1"

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