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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

68

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

63

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

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

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

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 cm vs 9 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
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
$274.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              XP150:Sensor shift
              AW100:Lens
              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

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $241 - $314

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              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
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

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

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $332

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $170 - $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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