Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Nikon Coolpix L20

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size
Really small
Compact 110x64x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L20

Size
Really small
Compact 61x97x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 28 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
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
Size Slightly smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 61x97x29 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Nikon L20

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the L20's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 135 g vs 178 g
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More than 20% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        AW100:28 mm
        L20:38 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        AW100:5x
        L20:3.6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $199

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        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

        $229 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Larger
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Waterproof

        $285

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix L20 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung ES75

        Samsung ES75

        Digicam

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $390

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung SL30

        Samsung SL30

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A480

        Canon PowerShot A480

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

        appearance

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        discussion

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