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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
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
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
        5x

        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

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $299

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $299 - $319

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $448

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

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $199

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot D30

        Canon PowerShot D30

        Waterproof

        $299 - $330

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $211

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

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $249 - $269

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Olympus TG-620

        Olympus TG-620

        Waterproof

        $210

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Slightly larger
        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

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        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        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.