Canon PowerShot D20 vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Canon PowerShot D20

88

Nikon Coolpix AW100

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

Great image quality
Overall image quality
62.0
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.9 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
721 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size
Really small
Compact (110×65×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
178 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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 - $329

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$277

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$99 - $147

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$99 - $147

Aperture Wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$345 - $347

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$277

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Larger

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...