• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW100 advantages over Olympus TG-620

  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Olympus TG-620 advantages over Nikon AW100

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.55 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    25 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Nice design; Good shutter button; High resolution; Good shot-to-shot time; Includes GPS maps.

  • Buttons are hard to press; Corners are soft; Flash overwhelms close up; Frustrating controls; Worse than average print quality.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus TG-610

Nikon AW100
Olympus TG-610
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Olympus TG-620
Olympus TG-610
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S1200pj

Nikon AW100
Nikon S1200pj
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Olympus TG-620
Nikon S1200pj
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm XP50

Nikon AW100
Fujifilm XP50
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Olympus TG-620
Fujifilm XP50
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-630

Nikon AW100
Olympus TG-630
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus TG-620
Olympus TG-630
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Fujifilm XP60

Nikon AW100
Fujifilm XP60
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus TG-620
Fujifilm XP60
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
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