Nikon Coolpix AW120 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

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Nikon Coolpix AW120

100

Nikon Coolpix AW110

71

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW120

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great battery life
Battery life
350 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW110. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW120.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW110

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The AW110's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 6.9 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
110x65x25 mm vs 110x66x25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
193 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon AW120

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the AW120's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 250 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AW1103,200 ISO
              AW1201,600 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              AW110614k dots
              AW120921k dots
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Size Fairly small Help
              AW110110x65x25 mm
              AW120110x66x25 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $327 - $347

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $356

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157 - $249

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix AW110.

              Nikon Coolpix AW120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix AW120.

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