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

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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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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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        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
        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 Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        D10:480p @ 30fps
        AW100:1080p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $247 - $266

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot D20

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Waterproof

        $229 - $320

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

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $97 - $188

        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

        Panasonic Lumix TS4

        Waterproof

        $294

        3D Captures 3D images
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $169

        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        3D Captures 3D images
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D4s

        Nikon D4s

        Pro DSLR

        $6,497 body only

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Much larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $128

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Nikon Coolpix S31

        Nikon Coolpix S31

        Waterproof

        $249

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $229 - $340

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Slightly heavier
        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 Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $249

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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