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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Wide angle Better wide angle 28 mm vs 29 mm
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Almost the same
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Size Slightly smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 102x65x40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The AW100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.6"
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More than 40% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 1.5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Weight Slightly lighter 178 g vs 214 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon S30

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the S30's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $84.99 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AW100:$129.00
              S30:$84.99
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AW100:3 fps
              S30:1.5 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              AW100:28 mm
              S30:29 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AW100:5x
              S30:3x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $217 - $380

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $169 - $219

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $199

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $249 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $176

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $162

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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