As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is also often compared to mirrorless and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix AW110's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 5N and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX5) and Pentax (such as the WG-3 and the Optio A10)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 460k dots), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 5 mm), has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 370 shots) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Pentax WG-3

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Significant advantages of the WG-3 (vs the AW110)

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Significant disadvantages of the WG-3 (vs the AW110)

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common strengths of the WG-3 and AW110

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Panasonic Lumix TS5

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similar age
$644

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the AW110)

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Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the AW110)

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common strengths of the TS5 and AW110

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the AW110)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the AW110)

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common strengths of the DSC-TX5 and AW110

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Nikon AW130

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2 years newer
$512

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the AW110)

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Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the AW110)

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common strengths of the AW130 and AW110

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the XP150 (vs the AW110)

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Significant disadvantages of the XP150 (vs the AW110)

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common strengths of the XP150 and AW110

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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

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Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW110)

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Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW110)

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common strengths of the Black Edition and AW110

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compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to other compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (110×65×25 mm) vs super compact (94×56×22 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is slightly more expensive ($403.75 vs $199.00) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Samsung TL225

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the TL225 (vs the AW110)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the TL225 (vs the AW110)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the TL225 and AW110

  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Pentax Optio A10

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Significant advantages of the Optio A10 (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (89×55×23 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Optio A10 (vs the AW110)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the Optio A10 and AW110

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Kodak EasyShare V550

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the V550 (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V550 (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the V550 and AW110

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Konica Minolta KD-500 Zoom

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the KD-500 Zoom (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the KD-500 Zoom (vs the AW110)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the KD-500 Zoom and AW110

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Fujifilm FinePix XP120

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3 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW110)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the AW110)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and AW110

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the AW110)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and AW110

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a built-in GPS and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony NEX 5N

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Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the AW110)

  • Much longer battery life: 460 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 5N and AW110

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1"

Sony NEX 5R

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5 months older

Significant advantages of the 5R (vs the AW110)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5R (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 5R and AW110

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1"

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

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Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the AW110)

  • Much longer battery life: 480 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the NEX-3N and AW110

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1"

Sony NEX 5T

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Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the AW110)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 5T and AW110

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1"

Olympus PEN E-PL5

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4 months older
$632 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the AW110)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the AW110)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the E-PL5 and AW110

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1"

Sony Alpha A5000

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1 year newer
$379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the AW110)

  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the A5000 and AW110

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 34 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 123k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact (110×65×25 mm) vs standard size (120×63×72 mm)).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash, has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

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8 years older
$1,088

Significant advantages of the DSC-V3 (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-V3 (vs the AW110)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-V3 and AW110

  • Built-in flashes