• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 11.8 megapixels
  • 25.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon 80 advantages over Nikon W300

  • Less expensive
    $277 vs $387
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.55 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    15 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    74g vs 231g
    Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/6400 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon W300 advantages over Nikon 80

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer video battery life
    60 vs 40 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 11.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SD4000 IS

Nikon 80
Canon SD4000 IS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Nikon W300
Canon SD4000 IS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung ST66

Nikon 80
Samsung ST66
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Nikon W300
Samsung ST66
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon 80
Nikon AW120
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon 80
Nikon AW130
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus TG-Tracker

Nikon 80
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon W300
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
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