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Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42
Nikon Coolpix AW130 front
 
Olympus TG-310 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Key Specs

Nikon AW130
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 221g - 110 x 66 x 27mm
  • Launched February 2015
  • Replaced the Nikon AW120
Olympus TG-310
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2011
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Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Overview

Here is a extensive review of the Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310, both Waterproof digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Olympus. The image resolution of the AW130 (16MP) and the TG-310 (14MP) is very similar and they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The AW130 was brought out 4 years later than the TG-310 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a concise summary of how the AW130 scores against the TG-310 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon AW130 over the Olympus TG-310

 AW130 TG-310 
RevealedFebruary 2015January 2011Fresher by 50 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Nikon AW130

 TG-310 AW130 

Common features in the Nikon AW130 and Olympus TG-310

 AW130 TG-310 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera frequently, you are going to need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon AW130 provides external measurements of 110mm x 66mm x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") along with a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs) while the Olympus TG-310 has dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you choose during that time. Following is the front view physical size comparison of the AW130 vs the TG-310.

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the AW130 and TG-310 is 91 and 94 respectively.

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 top view buttons comparison

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing merely by reading specifications. The photograph here should offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the AW130 and TG-310.

Plainly, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon AW130 to offer you more detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics much more aggressively. The more recent AW130 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 sensor size comparison

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon AW130
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-310
36
decent megapixels (16MP)
features face detection focusing
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
33
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon AW130
Street photography with Olympus TG-310
62
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
lighter than others in class (155g)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon AW130 Sports photography information
Olympus TG-310 Sports photography information
51
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
weather proofing
good battery power (370 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
weather proofing
slow fps (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (150 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon AW130
Travel photography with Olympus TG-310
73
good battery power (370 CIPA)
weather proofing
decent megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
lighter than others in class (155g)
weather proofing
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
terrible battery life (150 shots)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon AW130 Landscape photography information
Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography information
50
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
good battery power (370 CIPA)
no manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon AW130 Vlogging details
Olympus TG-310 Vlogging details
33
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic port
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focus
lighter than others in class (155g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
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Nikon AW130 vs Olympus TG-310 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon AW130 and Olympus TG-310
 Nikon Coolpix AW130Olympus TG-310
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Coolpix AW130 Olympus TG-310
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2015-02-10 2011-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - TruePic III+
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 28-102mm (3.6x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 921k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 7.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.20 m (at Auto ISO) 4.20 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i ,50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 221g (0.49 lb) 155g (0.34 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 66 x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 370 images 150 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL12 LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $398 $0