• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX100V advantages over Nikon AW110

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    810 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon AW110 advantages over Sony HX100V

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    24 mm vs 93 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    195g vs 577g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good still photo and video quality for its class; Built-in Wi-Fi for image sharing with a paired smartphone or tablet; Waterproof to a category-best depth of 59 feet; Generally speedy operation.

  • Not a huge improvement over predecessor; Lens dimmer than others at wide angle; Annoyingly sharp metal strap lugs; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Sony HX100V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
Nikon AW110
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ40

Sony HX100V
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer exposure
Nikon AW110
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony HX200V

Sony HX100V
Sony HX200V
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon AW110
Sony HX200V
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-830

Sony HX100V
Olympus TG-830
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon AW110
Olympus TG-830
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Fujifilm XP60

Sony HX100V
Fujifilm XP60
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon AW110
Fujifilm XP60
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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