Canon PowerShot D20 vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Canon PowerShot D20

100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

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"
Really small
Size
Compact (112×71×28 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size
Really small
Compact (110×65×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
178 g
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

$245 - $300

Size Smaller
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$249

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$172

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

Waterproof

$423

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$300 - $375

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Canon PowerShot D20
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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...