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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 110x64x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L20

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
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
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
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 Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
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 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
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

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $297 - $548

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $217 - $380

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

        $249 - $300

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

        Panasonic Lumix TS4

        Waterproof

        $200

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Nikon Coolpix L20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $148 - $169

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Weight Heavier
        Placeholder

        Ricoh Caplio R3

        Compact

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

        Compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L24

        Nikon Coolpix L24

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L6

        Nikon Coolpix L6

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

        appearance

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        discussion

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