Nikon Coolpix AW120

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Nikon Coolpix AW120

100

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

78

Nikon Coolpix AW110

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 6.9 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$189.00 vs $237.67
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              AW110:614k dots
              AW120:921k dots
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $398

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $402

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records higher 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              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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