As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to 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
  • Larger than average 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
  • 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"

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$485

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$245 - $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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 370 shots

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

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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), is slightly smaller (compact (110×66×27 mm) vs compact (102×58×38 mm)), 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 210 shots).

However, on average it 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 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 1" 13.2x8.8mm).

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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year older
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (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 II 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 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 slightly less zoom (5x vs 35x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2015 vs february 2016) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year newer
$299 - $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

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
1 year newer
$137

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and AW130

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$277 - $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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
similar age
$259 - $279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the AW130)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the AW130)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and AW130

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k 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"

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"

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 (130×94×119 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.6") and is significantly lighter (221 g vs 652 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 60x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 600 shots) and is older (february 2015 vs february 2016).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 5x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the AW130)

  • Much larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and AW130

  • None found

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 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

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
similar age
$155 - $177

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the AW130)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the L340 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 221 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
1 year newer
$451 - $562

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 5x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and AW130

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year older
$250

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the AW130)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 5x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the AW130)

  • Much larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and AW130

  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $239.99