Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size
Really small
Compact 110x64x22 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Size
Significantly smaller
110x64x22 mm vs 122x61x30 mm
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Around 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
178 g vs 198 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Pentax WG-2 GPS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the WG-2 GPS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WG-2 GPS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
260 shots vs 250 shots
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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              AW100f/3.9
              WG-2 GPSf/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $236 - $307

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $354

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $347

              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 S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax WG-3

              Pentax WG-3

              Waterproof

              $263

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $626

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax Optio W60

              Pentax Optio W60

              Waterproof

              $265

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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