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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

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Canon PowerShot D10

63

Canon PowerShot D10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon D10

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Aperture
Significantly 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
Slightly 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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
110x64x22 mm vs 104x67x49 mm
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2.1x smaller
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
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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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              D10:190 g
              AW100:178 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D10:1.1 fps
              AW100:3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D10:480p @ 30fps
              AW100:1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $169 - $320

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $150

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              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 Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $359 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $299

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $266

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $177

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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