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Nikon AW130 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 7.1x Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Fourteen industry awards
Excellent images
Dual control dials
372 Reviews + 14 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold

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Reviews

Fourteen Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, this Nikon digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com, CNET.co.uk and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this Nikon camera was superb.

This waterproof camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all of whom said that this camera was good.

The writers at review websites Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all thought that this camera was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

One additional expert review site concluded that this waterproof camera was excellent and gave it one of their highest awards. This Nikon digital camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

Two more expert review sites both decided that this Nikon digital camera was good. Magnus.de gave this camera a "Test Winner" award and it received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-nine expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 80%. This puts this Nikon digital camera in the bottom 85% of all the digital cameras of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 87% on average. Over 87% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 129 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Connectivity

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it had gps. Two years ago Timlz mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Its a very good camera for GPS and time and date stamp”. Also two years ago Valerie Gail Bartlett said on expert review site Amazon “It is shockproof up to 2m, dustproof and cold resistant to -10 °C it has GPS/GLONASS/QZSS satellite tracking” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent little camera, very handy with its GPS and wifi capabilities”.


Design

Dual Control Dials

Sixty-seven customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Trusted Reviews said “Dual control dials” in their review of the Nikon AW130 and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Website Imaging Resource.com wrote “Handy Quick Dial is much quicker to use than previous model” in their review of this digital camera. Website Neocamera.com said “Excellent control over image noise” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven people who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Tiner84 mentioned “Took our camera on vacation to the Bahamas with us and we loved it! Takes great pictures has a variety of settings for all types of pictures”. Two years ago Klb2940t wrote on expert website Walmart.com “I love the speed in which it turns on, I love that you can easily transfer pictures from the camera to your smart phone, I love settings it offers”. Ritchwilliams mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “Performed flawlessly, with easy to change settings on the fly” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Website Photographyblog.com rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Improved grip and handling”. They also said “The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a more refined and crucially faster version of the model that it replaces, with an even better handling experience, quicker startup” in their review. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The AW130 has the same crude, boxy design with only a small, textured grip for better handling and a Wi-Fi button on the side to distinguish it from its predecessors”.

Three people considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Callas said “Mostly comfortable in a large mitt” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Critic147 mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “Pros - Best color; takes great pics; easy to hold onto while in the water” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. Angela mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Both are easy to set up (once you find them in the menus) & use”. She also said “One advantage of the size is that the screen is quite big, making it easy to set up a shot & then check it afterwards” in her review.

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Excellent Image Quality

Sixty-three owners reckoned that the product was good quality. Mac World said “Excellent image quality and deep imaging controls” and scored the Nikon AW130 80 out of 100. Two years ago website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Video quality multiple slow motion settings” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Pocket Lint wrote “Good image quality, bags of control, addresses its predecessors speed issues”.

Good Ergonomics

Eleven owners who reviewed the Nikon AW130 agreed that it was good looking. Underthesea wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Most of the daylight photos, videos and underwater imagery is pretty good” in their review of this digital camera. Wolfe123 said in their review of this digital camera in April last year “It's pretty simple out of the box”. Stacy gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Beautiful pictures” in his review of this digital camera.

Five owners reckoned that it was well designed. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote two years ago “With an improved design the camera gives enhanced handling” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Six years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “It has a highly attractive design with 48 x 116.3mm dimensions” in their review of this digital camera. Mike wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Small, powerful and well designed” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was ergonomic. Website Neocamera.com wrote “Good ergonomics”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was rough. Susan said in her review of this digital camera “Ok, I can be rough on cameras”. Amazon Customer wrote on expert website Amazon “Might be ok for adventure sports as it is supose to be able to cope with rough handling and imesion in water (which it did to 25 meters max” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Nikon AW130 has a shock resistant. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a shock resistant.

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Waterproof to 30 Metres

Seventy-two owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Website Photographyblog.com mentioned “Waterproof to 30 metres”. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Has a new waterproof rating of 30m, improved grip, added NFC”. They also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix AW130 offers an impressive waterproof rating of 30 meters, deeper than any other waterproof digital camera currently available by 5 meters” in their review.

Twenty-five owners who purchased the Nikon AW130 mentioned that it was strong and durable. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Is a tough sell if you’re”. Expert website Cameralabs.com mentioned “The Nikon COOLPIX AW130 is a rugged waterproof compact with a 16 Megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Tomsguide.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “If you're the kind of person who's looking to geotag their adventure and snap some great pics in rugged conditions”.

Thirteen owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Techradar wrote six years ago “Very robust build quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Also six years ago website T3.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Sturdy construction”. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is built around a 10 megapixels CCD sensor behind a 7X wide-angle optical zoom lens with built-in image stabilization”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Jh mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “I just fire the internal strobe while the LED light is still on and it will fire the external strobe quite reliably without fiberoptic cord” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Steve said “This was purchased as I believed Nikon to be a reliable name with good customer service, sadly I was wrong” but even so he gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. Flippant scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “It is easy to operate - compact and reliable!” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was sealed. Bvilledad said two years ago “The battery/memory card door was securely shut, sealed”. Lawrie Grove wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “As with all underwater equipment, be careful when setting up the camera to ensure that all closures are properly sealed”.

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Waterproof

The Nikon AW130 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also are waterproof.

If you are looking for a camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99).

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 30 meters, the Nikon AW130 has one of the highest waterproof (up to) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The waterproof (up to) of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m.

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Dustproof

The Nikon AW130 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Power

Improved Battery Life 370 Shots

Fourteen people who reviewed the Nikon AW130 wrote that it had a good battery life. Website Photographyblog.com wrote “Improved battery life 370 shots”. Underthesea mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Nikon should have thought of a larger/better battery for the best use of this good little camera”. They also said “It consumes the tiny battery very rapidly” in their review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon AW130 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon AW130 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three customers said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Amgal mentioned “I definitely recommend doing what the instructions say, soak it in water” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Muddy wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Very nice camera, great pictures, perfect underwater operation, flash works fine both above and underwater, sinking to cell phone not easy or sinking instructions to do so clear” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Sixteen owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Macworld.com wrote in their Nikon AW130 review on expert review site Mac World “The 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P7000 caused quite a stir when it was released last year, thanks to its extended feature set and great image quality” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Itreviews.com mentioned six years ago “Nikon have sensibly retained all the best features of the P7000” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Neocamera.com said “The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a compact digital camera filled with features to satisfy advanced users”.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the AW130 in September 2011.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon AW130 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera which do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon AW130 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 1.8" and the largest is 3.2".

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Canon EOS 1D X (£3,199.99) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon AW130 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras of this age and type range from 150,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon AW130 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 1D X (£3,199.99) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon AW130 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99), the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Features Date Imprinting

The Nikon AW130 features date imprinting. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon AW130 has an HDMI port. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon AW130 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon AW130 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99), the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) are also worth considering.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon AW130 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon AW130 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon AW130 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon AW130 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon AW130 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If this Nikon digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16x).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera range from 1x to 7.1x. When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera, the optical zoom of the Nikon AW130 of 7.1 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 200 millimeters, the Nikon AW130 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4mm and 200mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon AW130 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1, the largest is 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Fourty-two owners thought the product was compact. Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is the brand's new replacement for its flagship advanced compact camera - the Coolpix P7000 -”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “The previous P7000 was a great advanced compact.” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “This has undoubtedly put pressure on the high end of the compact” in their review.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon AW130 was heavy and bulky. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Nikon kept the P7000's chunky body shell”. Pilotwill mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “It is understandably a little bulky”. Lindac said “It's too bulky to carry around all the time”.

Three owners considered that this digital camera was a good body shape. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Nice Body Color” in their review of this digital camera. Alex R. mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “While it obviously has no bearing on the quality of the photos, I love that the camera body is available in yellow” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers thought it was lightweight. Craiginparadise wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com “The camera is lightweight and was easy to carry”. Loriann said in her review of this digital camera “Easy to use, easy to clean, lightweight, not bulky, picture quality was appreciated” . Mary wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com in April last year “It's small, lightweight, fits in my pocket”.

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was good structurally. Shellix wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “Good quality pictures and solid construction” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Heavy

The Nikon AW130 is fairly heavy (395 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 250g.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon AW130 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99).

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon AW130 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and spec. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon AW130 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 720. The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels camera.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99) (12.1MP), the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16MP), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) (16.1MP).

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon AW130 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon AW130 has a hand strap. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon AW130 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon AW130 has a batteries included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon AW130 has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon AW130 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon AW130 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was noisy. Two years ago Oipolloi said in their review of the Nikon AW130 on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “My phone creates cleaner, sharper, less noisy images”.


Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon AW130 is a camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirteen people who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Expert review site Bythom.com wrote in their Nikon AW130 review “Maybe worth a(n inexpensive) cigar now”. Northern Regius said in their review of this digital camera “While it only can reach out to 120mm, this is fair trade off for what it can do and at a great price”. Sophie B wrote in her review of this digital camera “The price is fine for a gadget of this quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three people who purchased it reckoned that it was expensive. Rick said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com “I bought this camera to take to the beach instead of my expensive SLR” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Two years ago Armadillo wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “I'd previously purchased a less expensive camera.”. Jaime24 said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “That was an expensive one time use” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Excellent Images

One hundred and eighty-nine people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Website Neocamera.com mentioned six years ago “Good image colors possible” in their review of this digital camera. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Very good image quality with very good corner sharpness”. Five years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Excellent images” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

Seven owners who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Mac World mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Full manual controls and RAW shooting”. Pc Mag said “Raw shooting support” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great Resolution”.

Four people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Coconut Rum Runner said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Fairly good in low light and the images were sharp”. Deckhand mentioned “Only limitation is low light action shots tend to blur” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Gopher23 said on expert website Bestbuy.com “I took very good low light pics at sunset” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Flash

Three people agreed that the product had a good flash. Jh rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The Nikon has a much smarter flash which will turn down the strobe when really close to subject”. Jansen wrote on expert website Amazon “Image quality is good for its class of cameras with decent image quality in bright light and with flash (at higher ISO settings > 400 image quality is moderate to poor” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

Good Video Capture

Twenty-eight customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Rcalderon86 mentioned “Took this camera on our first trip to Cozumel and the pictures/video came out better than expected” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Rc72hwtj wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “First used on a Florida vacation and took great pictures and videos” in their review of this digital camera. Picman mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com also two years ago “Takes great photos along with videos” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Optical Viewfinder

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Six years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Optical viewfinder”. Expert website Reviewed.com said “The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is the camera giant's latest high-end compact, equipped with viewfinder, over-sized sensor” . Two years ago Alex R. rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I'm not happy about the lack of a viewfinder, nor the lack of RAW support” in his review of this digital camera.

Five owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good screen. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “A high resolution 921k-dot OLED screen and fullHD video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Wolfe123 wrote in their review of the Nikon AW130 “Only drawback is the screen is hard to see in the sunlight”. Buck the Rider mentioned “The screen is high resolution” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Long Optical Zoom Range for Its Class

Thirteen customers who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Mac World said in his review of this digital camera five years ago “Long optical zoom range for its class”. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Dynamic Fine Zoom offers better performance than basic digital zoom”. They also mentioned “While there was much to like in the previous model including its good image quality and excellent built-in zoom lens” in their review.

Seven customers agreed that it had a good lens. Website Neocamera.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Great lens sharpness”. Expert review site Dpreview.com mentioned “The P7100 is a very capable camera with an impressive level of manual control - significantly more than you'll find on most compact interchangeable lens system cameras”. Old Marine said in their review of the Nikon AW130 two years ago “I bought this to replace my perfectly functional AW-100 simply because this has a brighter lens”.

Six customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Consistently sharp focus”. Website Bestbuy.com said two years ago “Fastaccurate auto-focus” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Also two years ago Philip wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “The underwater clarity is great! Auto focus for click & shoot pics is very easy & very helpful when taking pics quick (especially under water”.

Four people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Neocamera.com wrote “Impressive stabilization” in their review of this digital camera. Website Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Optical image stabilization”. Puddlejumper wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The big improvements are the image stabilization and low light pictures”.

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Product Identifiers

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Nikon AW130 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon AW130 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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