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Nikon AW130

£189.00
Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and good value for money compact digital camera, great for sports photography
Compact 10.1MP 7.1x Yes Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon AW130 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Nikon AW130 number 233 across all digital cameras.
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399 Reviews + 14 Awards
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Good
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Average Features
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6 Years Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 14 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is robust and design.
The AW130 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 110 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 173 in wildlife photography cameras, but good for landscape photography, ranking number 127 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon AW130 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon AW130?

The Nikon AW130 is 116.3mm wide and 76.9mm tall. It is 48mm deep and weighs 395g.

Nikon AW130 front dimensions

Nikon AW130 size in context

Nikon AW130 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

14 Industry Awards

Experts really like this camera and have given it 14 awards.

The authors at four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine.

The authors at websites Reviewed.com, Tomsguide.com, Digitaltrends.com and CNET.co.uk all thought that this Nikon camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at three more expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Best Buy 5 Star" award from both Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best Buy" award.

Review website What Digital Camera said that this Nikon camera was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave this Nikon camera a "Top 10" award and Magnus.de gave it a "Test Winner" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on 49 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, AW130 owners rated this digital camera 87 out of 100. 179 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

23 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

45 customers concluded that the product was good at resisting water ingress, 14 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was strong and durable and six owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven customers considered that the product was good looking and three customers who purchased the product concluded that it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

43 customers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use, three people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup and two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

86 people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and two owners who reviewed it said that it was good in low light.

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

13 people reckoned that it was compact, three people who purchased the product considered that it was lightweight and two customers who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Nine people wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Four people who reviewed the Nikon AW130 agreed that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon AW130 had a good zoom and two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens.

  • Dynamic Fine Zoom offers better performance than basic digital zoom…
  • The focus is no better than it's non waterproof counterparts…
  • The big improvements are the image stabilization and low light pictures…
  • Zoom is limited…
  • A very ambitious camera for an active travel holiday which has a good zoom and takes high quality pictures when kept at a stable temperature…
    Kaleidoscope (Amazon) - February 2016
  • One drawback of the waterproof design is that it is very easy to get a finger in the picture! Most compact cameras have the lens lower down & it also tends to extend when the camera is turned on, making it difficult to get your finger in the way…
    Angela (Amazon) - February 2016
  • This camera has the lens high up & it is almost flat against the body of the camera, so getting a finger in the shot is all too easy…
    Angela (Amazon) - February 2016
  • The amazing zoom, close up, easy to use…
  • Easy to use, good zoom…
    Edshred (Bestbuy.com) - December 2015

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Seven people said in their reviews that it had good features.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £189.00 it is cheaper than 70% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon AW130 and the United Kingdom price of £189.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $299.00 (£387.80).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Nikon AW130 of only 10.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon AW130 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Nikon AW130 of 7.1x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon AW130's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon AW130 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Nikon AW130 of 12,800 is in the highest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon AW130 of 395g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon AW130 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon AW130 has an electronic compass, unlike 98% of cameras which do not have an electronic compass.

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Dustproof

The Nikon AW130 is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Nikon AW130's internal memory of 79MB is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon AW130 of 3" is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Date Imprinting

The Nikon AW130 features date imprinting, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon AW130 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Nikon AW130 has a shock resistant, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon AW130 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon AW130 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Waterproof

The Nikon AW130 is waterproof, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not waterproof.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Nikon AW130 of only 5.6 is in the smallest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon AW130's digital zoom of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

Cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The Nikon AW130's image sensor size of 0.588" is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon AW130 supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon AW130 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon AW130 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon AW130 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

The Nikon AW130's waterproof up to of 30m is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The waterproof (up to) of digital cameras range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon AW130 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon AW130 features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the AW130 in September 2011.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna842e1, nikon vna843e1, nikon aw130or, nikon aw100r, nikon 26493b
Barcodes 00018208264919, 00018208264926, 00018208264933, 00018208264940, 00018208924127, 00018208943876, 00018208943883, 00018208943890, 00018208943913, 00018208943920, 00490561014996, 00616348087193, 00841434111326, 04960759145338, 05711045160080, 08033737552339

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