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

Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW110.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Size
Smaller
110×65×23 mm vs 110×65×25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$311.69 vs $369.99
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW1000.9"
              AW1101"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100110×65×23 mm
              AW110110×65×25 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $279 - $297

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

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $243 - $289

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $270 - $299

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $230

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $380

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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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