As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon AW130 is also often compared to mirrorless and travel zooms. The Nikon AW130's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP120 and the XP90) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the Stylus Tough TG-870)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is newer (february 2015 vs february 2014).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 5 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
$349

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$245

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and AW130

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$386

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and AW130

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
similar age
$400

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and AW130

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$364

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 and AW130

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
1 year older
$250

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and AW130

  • None found

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 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), is less popular and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$176 - $199

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

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
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and AW130

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$397 - $448

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

  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and AW130

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 370 shots

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
1 year older
$654

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the AW130)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the P340 and AW130

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
1 year older
$330

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the AW130)

  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 370 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the P330 and AW130

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
8 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the AW130)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Lighter: 155 g vs 221 g
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the AW130)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and AW130

  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW130 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 250 shots), is newer (february 2015 vs february 2014) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
similar age
$369 - $497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the AW130)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the AW130)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 370 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 1 J5 and AW130

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 221 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$447 (body only)
$365 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the AW130)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the AW130)

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$539 - $548 (body only)
$579 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the AW130)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and AW130

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 370 shots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (110×66×27 mm)

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$531 (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 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 a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 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"

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
similar age
$207

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the S6900 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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year older
$391

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the AW130)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the AW130)

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

common strengths of the HX60 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"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and AW130

  • None found

Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Casio Exilim EX-H20G
4 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-H20g (vs the AW130)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-H20g (vs the AW130)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the EX-H20g and AW130

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