• 1/1.83 inch 36.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nokia N8 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.83 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    12 mm vs 26 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    135g vs 221g
    Lighter weight

Nikon AW130 advantages over Nokia N8

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    7 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 691k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 1/5 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Pentax A40

Nokia N8
Pentax A40
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon AW130
Pentax A40
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax S12

Nokia N8
Pentax S12
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon AW130
Pentax S12
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $280
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung TL34HD

Nokia N8
Samsung TL34HD
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon AW130
Samsung TL34HD
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nokia N8
Nikon AW120
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon W300

Nokia N8
Nikon W300
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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