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Nikon Coolpix AW130
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Nikon Coolpix AW130 Digital Camera

16MP 5x Dec 2015
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix AW130 have normal focusing ranges (wide) of between 0.05m and 18m. At 0.5 meters, the Coolpix AW130 has a fairly big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix AW130.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix AW130 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago which do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix AW130 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix AW130 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price] is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the Coolpix AW130 is waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very High Waterproof Up to

Across all the cameras that have been around for more than a year the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 30m. When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130, the Coolpix AW130's waterproof up to of 30 meters is one of the highest.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Coolpix AW130's internal memory of 473 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest internal memory of waterproof cameras that were released one year ago is 25MB and the biggest is 480MB.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix AW130 is more than most waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago. This camera has a Fluorescent white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix AW130. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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OLED Display

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has an OLED display which is better than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a TFT display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130 displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix AW130 is more than most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix AW130. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The Coolpix AW130 has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 2.33 hours) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix AW130 the battery recharge times range from 1.6h to 4.5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.3h.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Coolpix AW130 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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7 Reasons Against

£27.37 Price Increase

In the last fortnight the Coolpix AW130 has increased in price by £27.37.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW130 do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix AW130 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix AW130 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix AW130, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 does not support video capability.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix AW130 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130. The average digital zoom of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW130 is 5.2x.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix AW130 is 8MP, the highest is 51MP, and the average megapixel is 22MP. With a megapixel of only 16 megapixels, the Coolpix AW130 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix AW130.

Other 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix AW130 is 21s. The Coolpix AW130 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix AW130.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix AW130

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix AW130 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix AW130.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Stylus Tough TG-860[pl_2792954_price], or the Stylus Tough TG-860[pl_2792954_price] both from Olympus.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 221 grams, the Coolpix AW130 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix AW130 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix AW130.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860[plb_2792954_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode 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)
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
Video Formats Supported
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Electronic Compass
Direct Printing
Altimeter
Barometer
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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