• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic SZ10 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • Less expensive
    $129 vs $150
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    288 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon AW130 advantages over Panasonic SZ10

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.4 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 Nikon S6500

Panasonic SZ10
Nikon S6500
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
Nikon AW130
Nikon S6500
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Panasonic SZ10
Panasonic SZ8
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
Nikon AW130
Panasonic SZ8
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon AW120

Panasonic SZ10
Nikon AW120
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S6900

Panasonic SZ10
Nikon S6900
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon AW130
Nikon S6900
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon W300

Panasonic SZ10
Nikon W300
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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