Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot D20 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

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Canon PowerShot D10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon D10

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the D10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 104x67x49 mm
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2.1x smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.9"
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2.1x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $249.00 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D10:1.1 fps
              AW100:3 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              D10:35 mm
              AW100:28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              D10:3x
              AW100:5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $200 - $219

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $329 - $333

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $715 - $1,044 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $740 - $999 body only

              $870 - $1,099 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $268

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $225

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $327

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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