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Nikon AW130 Digital Camera

10.1MP 7.1x Aug 2011
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 15,565 expert and owner reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon AW130 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type amongst all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the AW130.

The worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera is MOS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the AW130 which do not support wi-Fi, the Nikon AW130 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon AW130 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AW130 do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support video capability, the Nikon AW130 supports video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], and the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon AW130 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the AW130 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon AW130 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the AW130.

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Waterproof

The Nikon AW130 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AW130.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the AW130 the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m. At 30 meters, the Nikon AW130 has a very high waterproof up to compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Nikon AW130 has a very big optical zoom (7.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the AW130. Waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AW130 have optical zooms of between 3x and 10x.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The Nikon AW130 has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the AW130. Digital cameras of this spec and age have field of views of between 96% and 170%.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AW130.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speed of the Nikon AW130 of 60 seconds is one of the longest amongst cameras of a comparable type and age to the AW130. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the AW130 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 9.7s.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the internal memorys range from 7.9MB to 700MB. At 94 megabytes, the Nikon AW130 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon AW130 is a 99 auto Focus (AF) points camera. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the AW130 range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Nikon AW130 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the AW130.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the AW130 take between 120 and 1,119 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon AW130 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the AW130, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon AW130 of 200 millimeters is one of the longest. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the AW130 range from 4mm to 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon AW130 is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of audio formats than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and WAV are also supported by this digital camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon AW130 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the AW130 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Nikon AW130 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Nikon AW130 has one of the lower megapixels (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AW130 is 14MP.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] (12MP) which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The Nikon AW130 is quite heavy (221 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the AW130. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

Waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 5MP and 21MP. With a total megapixels of only 10.39 megapixels, the Nikon AW130 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only 1280 X 960 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon AW130 has a 1280 x 960 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 2736 x 2736, 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016 and 3648 x 2432. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type ranges from 480 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the AW130. The flash modess "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 1280×720@24fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Nikon AW130 has a 1280×720@24fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@50fps resolution at capture speed found on most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 320×240@30fps and 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@24fps. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the AW130 the best resolution at capture speeds is 3840x2160@30fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon AW130 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon AW130 has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon AW130

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon AW130 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the AW130.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price] is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 1D X[plb_1384067_price] (3.2"), or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this waterproof camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon AW130 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AW130.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the IF045[pl_2235397_price] (5x), or the IS525[pl_2957342_price] (5x) both from Polaroid.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Macro 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)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Electronic Compass
Direct Printing
Altimeter
Barometer
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting

Expert Reviews

6 March 2015

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Impressive image quality you can push ISO and hues are natural
Advanced customization options
Nice hardware and UI setup
Excellent images
Nice ergonomics
Only 720p video capture
Burst mode is disappointing
Frame to frame refresh also laggy
Expensive
Just 720p HD video

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