Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot D10 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Canon PowerShot D10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

68

Canon PowerShot D10

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
230 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the Nikon AW100 or Canon D10

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot D10.
Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

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-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/5000s vs 1/1500s
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3.3x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$197.95 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
110×65×23 mm vs 104×67×49 mm
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2.1x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.9"
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2.1x thinner
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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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              D10190 g
              AW100178 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
              D101.1 fps
              AW1003 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              D1035 mm
              AW10028 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              D103x
              AW1005x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $299

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $130

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $757

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX300V

              Waterproof

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $179

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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