Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

72

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Compact (110×65×23 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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
$189.00 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (around 40% 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
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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  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
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
110×65×23 mm vs 99×68×26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              AW1003 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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 AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $279 - $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              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 XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $331

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $230

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $188 - $198

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $325

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $169

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $238 - $324

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $170

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $249 - $330

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $329

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

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              discussion

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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!