• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3.1 inch 16.5mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW130 advantages over Nikon W100

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.34 vs 1.13 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon W100 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • Less expensive
    $157 vs $199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    7 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A1400

Nikon AW130
Canon A1400
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $305
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon W100
Canon A1400
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $305
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon W100
Nikon AW120
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $384
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon S32

Nikon AW130
Nikon S32
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon W100
Nikon S32
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon S33

Nikon AW130
Nikon S33
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $124
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon W100
Nikon S33
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $124
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon W300

Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon W100
Nikon W300
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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