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

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 110x64x22 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Size Smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 122x61x30 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
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 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
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 Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        AW100:f/3.9
        WG-2 GPS:f/3.5
        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
        Screen size Larger than average screens Help
        3.0"
        Thickness Thin Help
        AW100:0.9"
        WG-2 GPS:1.2"
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $229 - $340

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $247 - $266

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Captures 3D images
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

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

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Waterproof

        $229 - $320

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        GoPro HD Hero 2

        GoPro HD Hero 2

        Waterproof

        $527

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

        Panasonic Lumix TS4

        Waterproof

        $294

        3D Captures 3D images
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $238

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        3D Captures 3D images
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $249

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        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

        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax WG-3

        Pentax WG-3

        Waterproof

        $265

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Ricoh WG-4

        Ricoh WG-4

        Waterproof

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $550 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

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        Nikon Coolpix AW100 Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

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