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Advantages of the Canon D30

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon AW130

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the AW130's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
370 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The AW130's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
110×66×27 mm vs 109×68×28 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D301080p @ 24fps
              AW1301080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              D30300 shots
              AW130370 shots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D30218 g
              AW130221 g
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Size Large Help
              D30109×68×28 mm
              AW130110×66×27 mm

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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