• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW130 advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    221g vs 300g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Nikon AW130

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX730 HS
Canon A1400
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon AW120
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Canon SX720 HS

Nikon AW130
Canon SX720 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX720 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon W300

Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon W300
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon AW130
Canon SX740 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX740 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
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