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

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Differences

Nikon AW120 advantages over Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130 advantages over Nikon AW120

  • Less expensive
    $128 vs $219
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Canon A1300

Nikon AW120
Canon A1300
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon AW130
Canon A1300
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon A810

Nikon AW120
Canon A810
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon AW130
Canon A810
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon A1400

Nikon AW120
Canon A1400
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon AW130
Canon A1400
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon N2

Nikon AW120
Canon N2
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon AW130
Canon N2
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon W300

Nikon AW120
Nikon W300
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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