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Nikon AW130

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A multi award winning and good value for money 10.1 megapixel 7.1 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 10.1MP 7.1x Yes Sep 2011
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Nikon AW130 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Nikon AW130 number 314 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 64?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, it is robust and excellent design.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the AW130 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. However good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon AW130?

The Nikon AW130 is 116.3mm wide and 76.9mm tall. It is 48mm deep and weighs 395g.

Nikon AW130 front dimensions

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Nikon AW130 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

14 Industry Awards

This camera has received 14 awards from experts in cameras.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Trusted Reviews, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all of whom decided that this camera was very good.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Reviewed.com, Tomsguide.com, Digitaltrends.com and CNET.co.uk all of whom thought that this Nikon camera was terrific.

This Nikon camera received a "Best Buy" award from review websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no all of whom said that this camera was very good.

The editor of review site What Digital Camera said that this camera was exceptional and gave it their "Gold" award.

Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave this Nikon digital camera a "Top 10" award and Magnus.de gave it a "Test Winner" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 49 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Nikon digital camera rated it as 87%. Over 87% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

23 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

45 people agreed that the Nikon AW130 was good at resisting water ingress, 14 people concluded that it was strong and durable and six owners said in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was good looking and three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

43 people thought the product was easy to use, three people who bought it thought it was easy to setup and two owners concluded that the Nikon AW130 was easy to use the menus. two customers who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

86 people who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images and two owners reckoned that it was good in low light.

Very Good Brand

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

13 customers said in their reviews that it was compact, three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight and two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Nine customers who bought the Nikon AW130 considered that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight customers reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom and two owners who reviewed the Nikon AW130 reckoned that it had a good lens.

  • Dynamic Fine Zoom offers better performance than basic digital zoom…
  • The focus is no better than it's non waterproof counterparts…
  • The big improvements are the image stabilization and low light pictures…
  • Zoom is limited…
  • A very ambitious camera for an active travel holiday which has a good zoom and takes high quality pictures when kept at a stable temperature…
    Kaleidoscope (Amazon) - February 2016
  • One drawback of the waterproof design is that it is very easy to get a finger in the picture! Most compact cameras have the lens lower down & it also tends to extend when the camera is turned on, making it difficult to get your finger in the way…
    Angela (Amazon) - February 2016
  • This camera has the lens high up & it is almost flat against the body of the camera, so getting a finger in the shot is all too easy…
    Angela (Amazon) - February 2016
  • The amazing zoom, close up, easy to use…
  • Easy to use, good zoom…
    Edshred (Bestbuy.com) - December 2015

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

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Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon AW130 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 395 grams, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon AW130 has a fairly standard optical zoom (7.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon AW130 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon AW130 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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Waterproof

The Nikon AW130 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras also are waterproof.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon AW130 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

At 30 meters, the Nikon AW130 has a quite high waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras. The waterproof (up to) of cameras range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon AW130 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 75mm.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Nikon AW130 features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon AW130 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon AW130 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Nikon AW130 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon AW130 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon AW130 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon AW130 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon AW130 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The Nikon AW130 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon AW130 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon AW130 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon AW130 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB. The Nikon AW130 has one of the bigger internal memory (79 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Nikon AW130 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon AW130 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon AW130 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the AW130 in September 2011.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna842e1, nikon vna843e1, nikon aw130or, nikon aw100r, nikon 26493b
Barcodes 00018208264919, 00018208264926, 00018208264933, 00018208264940, 00018208924127, 00018208943876, 00018208943883, 00018208943890, 00018208943913, 00018208943920, 00490561014996, 00616348087193, 00841434111326, 04960759145338, 05711045160080, 08033737552339

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