Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

66

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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the Nikon AW100 or Fujifilm XP50

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.
Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$130.00 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (2x less)
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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
110×65×23 mm vs 99×68×26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              AW1003 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP5099×68×26 mm
              AW100110×65×23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP501"
              AW1000.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP50175 g
              AW100178 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP50220 shots
              AW100250 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $319

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $159

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $190

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

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              Stef (1:22 AM, January 01, 2013)
              Considering there is over a $100 price difference the outcome here isn't surprising. You're not really comparing apples to apples!