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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L20

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
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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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 AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $211

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        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
        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Waterproof

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Size Larger
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Nikon Coolpix L20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Weight Heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A560

        Canon PowerShot A560

        Digicam

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188 - $198

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

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Nikon Coolpix L20

        discussion

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