Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Size Smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 110x67x28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 178 g vs 214 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-830 iHS

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-830 iHS 's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $199.00 vs $254.00
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (more than 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 Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $380

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $344 - $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $347

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $178 - $190

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              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
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $132

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              discussion

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