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Nikon Coolpix AW130 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon has good digital camera reviews
Has a shock resistant
Supports video recording

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Nikon Has Good Digital 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 for its waterproof cameras. 90% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix AW130 in March 2015.


Design

Has a Shock Resistant

The Coolpix AW130 has a shock resistant. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a shock resistant.

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Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

Cameras of this age and type have waterproof (up to) of between 3m and 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m. The Coolpix AW130 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) (30 meters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 30m waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon AW130.

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Dustproof

The Coolpix AW130 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix AW130 supports video recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix AW130 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix AW130 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon AW130 is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Coolpix AW130 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix AW130 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 150,000 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg. The Coolpix AW130 is fairly heavy (221 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Pentax WG-3 (£230) (209g and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) (218g and higher rated).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Nikon AW130, the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which all of have better reviews.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Coolpix AW130 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix AW130 supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Nikon AW130.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16MP cameras currently available including the WG-3 (£230), or the Optio WG-2 GPS both from Pentax or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 (£232.79) which all of have better reviews.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

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

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix AW130 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Kodak PlaySport.

If this Nikon camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid IS525 (£49.99) (5x).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix AW130 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 4.5mm, the longest is 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix AW130 has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix AW130 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix AW130 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

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

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix AW130 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI

The Coolpix AW130 has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix AW130 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 90MB, and the internal memory range from 7.9MB to 700MB. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Coolpix AW130 of 473 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Battery

370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is a camera that takes 370 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 999saw130c1
Barcodes 00018208264919, 00018208264926, 00018208264940, 00018208943906, 00018208943913, 00018208943920, 00018208943937, 00018208998746, 00018208998753, 00018208998777, 00018208998791, 00018208998807, 00018208998821, 00018208998845, 00018208998852, 00845251091687, 00845251091694, 00845251091700, 08033737554548, 08033737554555, 08033737554562, 08033737554579

Nikon Coolpix AW130 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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