• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony WX350 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    137g vs 221g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon AW130 advantages over Sony WX350

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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 GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 Sony WX300

Sony WX350
Sony WX300
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon AW130
Sony WX300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon AW120

Sony WX350
Nikon AW120
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Sony WX350
Canon 350 HS
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Nikon AW130
Canon 350 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S7000

Sony WX350
Nikon S7000
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon AW130
Nikon S7000
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon W300

Sony WX350
Nikon W300
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon AW130
Nikon W300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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