As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix AW110's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the HERO3 Black Edition and the HD Hero 2) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS and the Stylus Tough 8000)

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 higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 8 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 30 fps) and has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 320 shots).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS
similar age
$596

Significant advantages of the TG-2 iHS (vs the AW110)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-2 iHS (vs the AW110)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-2 iHS and AW110

  • None found

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
3 months older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW110)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the AW110)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and AW110

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW100 and AW110

  • None found

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
1 year older

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and AW110

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 8000 and AW110

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
similar age
$509

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the AW110)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 and AW110

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 206k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (compact (110×65×25 mm) vs super compact (99×53×22 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 30 fps) and lacks and external mic jack.

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 years newer
$498

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the AW110)

  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the AW110)

  • No built-in flash
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and AW110

  • None found

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
5 months older
$395

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the AW110)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the AW110)

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

common strengths of the XF1 and AW110

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Olympus IR-300

Olympus IR-300
8 years older

Significant advantages of the IR-300 (vs the AW110)

  • Smaller: Super compact (99×53×22 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IR-300 (vs the AW110)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the IR-300 and AW110

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 3.7 fps), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the AW110)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the AW110)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and AW110

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon AW110 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 20x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5") and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix S810c

Nikon Coolpix S810c
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S810c (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S810c (vs the AW110)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S810c and AW110

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (113×64×28 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the AW110)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Lighter: 137 g vs 193 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the AW110)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and AW110

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (110×65×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 137 g vs 193 g