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"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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 D10

Canon PowerShot D10

Waterproof

$499

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Compact

$176 - $199

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$138 - $178

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$360

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$310

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...