Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Nikon Coolpix AW120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Size Smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 110x65x25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 178 g vs 193 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon AW110

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW100:0.9"
              AW110:1"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $594

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $265 - $330

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $320

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $880

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $396

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Zaneta Zachwieja Zaneta Zachwieja (0:10 AM, April 18, 2014)
              I bought this camera specifically for a cruise and scuba diving. It worked for two days. I DID NOT even go underwater and the screen went completely blank. SO DISAPPOINTED. I got insurance and was told that if anything happens to the camera, I would get a new free one. HOWEVER, the fact that liquid damage is not covered, yet this camera is waterproof, is quite obsurd in my opinion. I had to buy a one time use camera for scuba diving. Please do not make the same mistake I made
               
              Avatar for twitters98 twitters98 (0:38 PM, July 03, 2013)
              AW110 has high-speed swell in the video settings
               
              Avatar for twitters98 twitters98 (2:25 AM, June 17, 2013)
              the AW110 has HDR in the backlighting mode
               
              Avatar for IVÁN GALVÍN CHAVES IVÁN GALVÍN CHAVES (8:09 PM, May 06, 2013)
               
              Davie (1:29 PM, April 05, 2013)
              Also the Aw110 can go to 18m for 1 hour
               
              Davie (1:28 PM, April 05, 2013)
              AW110 has an OLED screen so I imagine the battery will last longer due to it taking less energy
               
              Avatar for Elfx Elfx (8:57 AM, March 16, 2013)
              Internal Memory: AW100 has 83MB, AW110 has 21MB