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Nikon AW130 Digital Camera

10.1MP 7.1x Aug 2011
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 15,245 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon AW130 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type amongst all waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the AW130.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AW130 which do not support wi-Fi, the Nikon AW130 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon AW130 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the AW130 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon AW130 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AW130 do not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon Coolpix S8200[plb_1656150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon AW130 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the AW130.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon AW130 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

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Waterproof

The Nikon AW130 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the AW130 also are waterproof.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 30 meters, the Nikon AW130's waterproof up to is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and type to the AW130. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AW130 that we have checked, the Nikon AW130's optical zoom of 7.1 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The Nikon AW130 has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar age and type to the AW130 have field of views of between 96% and 170%.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of this age and type have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Nikon AW130 has a very long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras of this age and spec is 80MB. At 94 megabytes, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the AW130.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon AW130 is a 99 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the AW130 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 510,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon AW130 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the AW130 take between 120 and 1,119 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 4.7mm to 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm. When compared to other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Nikon AW130's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of audio formats than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and WAV are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AW130, the Nikon AW130 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Nikon AW130 is not 3D.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Nikon AW130 has one of the lower megapixels (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the megapixels range from 5MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this waterproof camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Stylus Tough TG-630[pl_1666893_price] (12MP and higher rated), or the Stylus TG-2[pl_1721347_price] (12MP and higher rated) both from Olympus.

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Heavy

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AW130 the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg. The Nikon AW130 is one of the heavier waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the AW130 (221 grams) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 10.39 megapixels, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the AW130. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the total megapixelss range from 5MP to 21MP.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon AW130 has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1280 x 960, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 2736 x 2736, 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016 and 3648 x 2432. The best still image resolution of all cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Only 1280×720@24fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Nikon AW130 has a 1280×720@24fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@50fps resolution at capture speed found on most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have resolution at capture speeds of 320×240@30fps and 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@24fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the AW130 is 3840x2160@30fps and the worst is 320x240@25fps.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon AW130 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AW130 the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 30 frames per second, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the AW130. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AW130 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon AW130

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AW130.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 1D X[plb_1384067_price] (3.2"), or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market for over five years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the AW130.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the IF045[pl_2235397_price] (5x), or the IS525[pl_2957342_price] (5x) both from Polaroid.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
International Protection (IP) Code
Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Freezeproof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Electronic Compass
Direct Printing
Altimeter
Barometer
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting

Expert Reviews

6 March 2015

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Impressive image quality you can push ISO and hues are natural
Advanced customization options
Nice hardware and UI setup
Excellent images
Nice ergonomics
Only 720p video capture
Burst mode is disappointing
Frame to frame refresh also laggy
Expensive
Just 720p HD video

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