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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

68

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Canon PowerShot D10

61

Canon PowerShot D10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
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
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)
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
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
Help
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
Help
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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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
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $170 - $179

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $886

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $398

              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

              Canon PowerShot D10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 body only

              $3,849 with 24-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215 - $265

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              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

              $241 - $313

              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 DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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