Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

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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 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher 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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3 fps vs 0.3 fps
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More than 10x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 178 g vs 215 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $250.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1/4s
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16x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 8010

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Size Smaller 95x62x22 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              AW100:4s
              Tough 8010:1/4s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AW100:3 fps
              Tough 8010:0.3 fps
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100:110x64x22 mm
              Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              AW100:Lens
              Tough 8010:Sensor shift
              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

              $200

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $441

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $211

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $297

              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
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon 1 AW1

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $697 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $195

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
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              Olympus Stylus 600

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Arturo Izquierdo Arturo Izquierdo (10:27 AM, March 20, 2012)
              you should score the underwater specs. This can be useful for all the users regardign waterproof cameras.