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Nikon Coolpix AW130
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Nikon Coolpix AW130 Digital Camera

16MP 5x Mar 2015
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 19,074 owner and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix AW130 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S33 ($106.95), the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 ($188.26), or the Pentax WG-3 ($290.26).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix AW130 supports video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix AW130 which do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Rollei Sportsline 80 is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW130 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Coolpix AW130 supports WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Stylus Tough TG-4 ($328.99), and the Stylus Tough TG-860 both from Olympus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 ($188.26) is also worth considering.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix AW130 has a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130 do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a GPS currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Stylus Tough TG-4 ($328.99), or the Stylus Tough TG-860 both from Olympus.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix AW130 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix AW130.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Nikon Coolpix S33 ($106.95), or the Rollei Sportsline 80 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix AW130, the Coolpix AW130 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S33 ($106.95) is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is waterproof.

Cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S33 ($106.95).

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Very High Maximum Waterproof Depth

The maximum waterproof depth of the Coolpix AW130 of 30 meters is one of the highest amongst cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix AW130. The maximum waterproof depths of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130 range from 3m to 30m, and the average maximum waterproof depth is 13m.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 473 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW130 the internal memory range from 25MB to 480MB, and the average internal memory is 120MB.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Coolpix AW130 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix AW130. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix AW130 range from 100 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 110. At only 100, the Coolpix AW130 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released one year ago.

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99 Auto Focus Points

99 auto focus points

Most of the other cameras of this age and type only have between 9 and 98 auto focus points, however the Coolpix AW130 has 99 auto focus points.

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OLED Display

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 has an OLED display which is better than the TFT display found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 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. The best display of all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix AW130 is Super AMOLED and the worst is TFT.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix AW130 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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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 a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW130.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW130.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130 have battery recharge times of between 1.6h and 4.5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3h. At only 2.33 hours, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix AW130 have minimum focal lengths of between 21mm and 30mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix AW130 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix AW130 range from 76mm to 140mm. At 120 millimeters, the Coolpix AW130 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130.

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Very Thin

The thinnest similar spec digital camera that is a comparable age to the Coolpix AW130 is 19mm deep, the thickest is 79mm, and the average depth is 42mm. With a depth of only 26.8 millimeters, the Coolpix AW130 is quite thin compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix AW130.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Face tracking" are also featured on this camera.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130, the Coolpix AW130 is not 3D compatible.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 2x, the biggest is 8x, and the average digital zoom is 5.2x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix AW130.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Rollei Sportsline 80 (8x).

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 60s. At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix AW130 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix AW130.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Digital cameras of this age and type have total megapixel counts of between 14MP and 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 21MP. With a total megapixel count of only 16.76 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix AW130

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this waterproof camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix AW130 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix AW130.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Pentax K-S2 ($400.00), and the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 5DS ($2,100.00) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the K-S2 ($400.00), or the K-S2 ($400.00) both from Pentax.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Pentax WG-3 ($290.26) (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 ($188.26) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix AW130 has a fairly average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix AW130.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 ($188.26) (16.4MP), or the Praktica WP240 (20MP).

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Average Weight

The Coolpix AW130 has a relatively typical weight (221 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix AW130.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Pentax WG-3 ($290.26) (209g).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix AW130 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix AW130.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-S2 ($400.00).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
International Protection Code
Protection Feature
Vibration Proof
Freeze Resistant
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Data Network
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
Camera Shutter Speed Range
USB Cable
Technical Details
Apps
Image Processor
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
Battery Life
Built-In WiFi
Other Features
Audio Recording Format
Auto Focus

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