• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 30.0 megapixels
  • 8.20mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW130 advantages over Nikon 360

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 8 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 360 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    30.0 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    8 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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 Pentax Q

Nikon AW130
Pentax Q
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $695
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
Nikon 360
Pentax Q
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $695
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon A1300

Nikon AW130
Canon A1300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon 360
Canon A1300
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon 360
Nikon AW120
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Nikon AW130
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Manual focus
Nikon 360
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon W300

Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon 360
Nikon W300
  • $267
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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