• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW120 advantages over Olympus TG-3

  • Less expensive
    $219 vs $349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Olympus TG-3 advantages over Nikon AW120

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A1400

Nikon AW120
Canon A1400
  • $236
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
Olympus TG-3
Canon A1400
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Canon N2

Nikon AW120
Canon N2
  • $236
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Less expensive
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus TG-3
Canon N2
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $293
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon AW120
Nikon AW130
  • $236
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
Olympus TG-3
Nikon AW130
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Nikon AW120
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $236
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $273
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Wi-Fi
  • $273
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Nikon AW120
Olympus TG-4
  • $236
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • RAW file ability
Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-4
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
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