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

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Differences

Nikon S1200pj advantages over Nikon AW100

  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon AW100 advantages over Nikon S1200pj

  • Less expensive
    $350 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

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

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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 Tough-6020

Nikon S1200pj
Olympus Tough-6020
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Nikon AW100
Olympus Tough-6020
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More dots on screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus TG-610

Nikon S1200pj
Olympus TG-610
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
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

Compared to Olympus TG-810

Nikon S1200pj
Olympus TG-810
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
Nikon AW100
Olympus TG-810
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Less shutter lag
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Fujifilm XP50

Nikon S1200pj
Fujifilm XP50
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon AW100
Fujifilm XP50
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm XP60

Nikon S1200pj
Fujifilm XP60
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
Nikon AW100
Fujifilm XP60
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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