Canon PowerShot D20 vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Canon PowerShot D20

82

Nikon Coolpix AW100

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size
Really small
Compact (110×65×23 mm)
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot D20.
Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$239 - $299

Size Smaller
Battery life Longer battery life
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80

Waterproof

$140 - $149

Size Smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$225

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Much larger

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$274 - $347

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen type Has an OLED screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90

Waterproof

$173 - $230

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$260

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger

discussion

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Ahmad Belal (9:46 AM, February 02, 2013)
I bought the Black Nikon AW100 couple of months & I didn't regret it. The reason that made me get it is that I kinda want a normal-looking Camera. The colors and the design of the Canon D20 (especially the "Shark bite" on its side) doesn't make it look good when using it in day-to-day photos.

I so wanted to try the 24p movies of the Canon, but I really enjoy the performance of the AW100 and how light and "pocketable" (if that's even a word) it is :)
 
Chris Bender (1:23 PM, June 20, 2012)
Thanks for the honesty, I've been on the fence between these two cameras and I think I'm leaning toward the Canon D20 because I actually like a camera that's a little larger. When underwater or if you have gloves on buttons are easier to press if they are bigger.
 
Ahmad Belal (8:51 PM, June 03, 2012)
This is extremely unfair to the Canon D20... You guys haven't even reviewed it...

For me, after A LOT of research, the comparison between those 2 cameras is a tie.

For a semi professional user... It will be the size and the price are advantages for the Nikon against the 24p movies and the longer battery life for the Canon... Anything else they are almost equal...