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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Slightly cheaper
$274.00 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 20% 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
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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
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              AW100:250 shots
              Tough 8010:200 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $169 - $320

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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 Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $266

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $129 - $170

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Significantly lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
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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.