• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony WX80 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    124g vs 221g
    Lighter weight
  • 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 WX80

  • Less expensive
    $114 vs $139
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 WX150

Sony WX80
Sony WX150
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
Nikon AW130
Sony WX150
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony W690

Sony WX80
Sony W690
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon AW130
Sony W690
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon A1400

Sony WX80
Canon A1400
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon AW130
Canon A1400
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon AW120

Sony WX80
Nikon AW120
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Sony WX80
Canon 140 IS
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Nikon AW130
Canon 140 IS
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
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