Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP150

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP150

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Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
110x64x22 mm vs 103x71x27 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
178 g vs 205 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$239.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP150:1.1"
              AW100:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $312

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $289

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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