• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 114.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus 1050SW advantages over Nikon W300

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.68 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    152g vs 231g
    Lighter weight

Nikon W300 advantages over Olympus 1050SW

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    14 months vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k 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 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 Olympus 1030 SW

Olympus 1050SW
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon W300
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-T700

Olympus 1050SW
Sony DSC-T700
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon W300
Sony DSC-T700
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus Tough-6000

Olympus 1050SW
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Wider angle lens
Nikon W300
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon AW120

Olympus 1050SW
Nikon AW120
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon N2

Olympus 1050SW
Canon N2
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Nikon W300
Canon N2
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
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