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Canon PowerShot D10

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Canon PowerShot D10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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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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Wide angle Much 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
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
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 Significantly cheaper $238.00 vs $495.99
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The best price we've seen is $258 cheaper (2.1x 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
              Weight Light weight Help
              D10:190 g
              AW100:178 g
              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
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D10:480p @ 30fps
              AW100:1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $235 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $565

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

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

              $158 - $258

              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-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $382 - $448

              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
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $390

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $185

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $218

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Significantly 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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $150 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $348

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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              discussion

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