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

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Canon PowerShot D10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

Canon PowerShot D10

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
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
1.0 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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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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D101.1 fps
              AW1003 fps
              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
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $270 - $299

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $225

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              3D Captures 3D images
              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

              $340

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos

              Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $152

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $312

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $279 - $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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