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

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 0.3 fps
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More than 10x faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$279.95 vs $573.47
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The best price we've seen is $294 cheaper (2x less)
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              AW1004s
              Tough 80101/4s
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              AW100$279.95
              Tough 8010$573.47
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AW1003 fps
              Tough 80100.3 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AW1003,200 ISO
              Tough 80101,600 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW100110x64x22 mm
              Tough 801095x62x22 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              AW100250 shots
              Tough 8010200 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $189

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $407

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $246 - $335

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $327

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $300

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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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.