Canon PowerShot D20 vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Canon PowerShot D20

98

Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 - $299

Size Smaller
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $626 body only

$697 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$255

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$107 - $109

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

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$264 - $347

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$134 - $138

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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...