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

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

72

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

differences

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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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
110×65×23 mm vs 103×71×27 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Slightly cheaper
$299.99 vs $324.99
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 10% 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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP1501.1"
              AW1000.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              XP150$324.99
              AW100$299.99

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $238 - $324

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $249 - $329

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $244

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $184

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $89

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $140 - $230

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $331

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $170 - $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $342

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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