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"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$83 - $120

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$149

Size Much smaller
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$538

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$277

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Larger
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$118 - $130

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
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...