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Nikon Coolpix AW120 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Has a GPS (satellite)
Supports Wi-Fi
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2014.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix AW120 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the 200, and the 150F both from Samsung are also worth considering.

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Design

Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The Coolpix AW120 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) (18 meters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The lowest waterproof up to of digital cameras of this spec and age is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 16m.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which both of have better reviews.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the EX-ZR700, or the EX-ZR300 both from Casio or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which all of have better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated), or the Leica T (£816.44) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Coolpix AW120 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,000 pixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon L120 is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix AW120 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung DV150F which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 150 (8x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S5300 (8x and higher rated).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.5 and the smallest is 38. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Coolpix AW120 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix AW120 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the 200, and the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Coolpix AW120 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix AW120 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Coolpix AW120 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 features calendar, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix AW120 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix AW120 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB. With an internal memory of 329 megabytes, the Coolpix AW120 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix AW120 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix AW120 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 is a camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix AW120 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix AW120 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix AW120 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. Medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

Other 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13), or the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181).

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Nikon P600 (£204.99) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ncw022, ncw021, 26467b
Barcodes 00018208058792, 00018208940097, 00018208940127, 00018208940165, 00018208940202, 00018208997565, 00018208997572, 05054230628416, 05054230628423, 05054230628430, 05054230628447, 08033737553428, 08033737553435, 08033737553442

Nikon Coolpix AW120 Review Sources

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