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Nikon Coolpix AW120
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Nikon Coolpix AW120 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras
Has a GPS (satellite)
Supports Wi-Fi

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix AW120 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix AW120 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix AW120 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. At only 2.8, the Coolpix AW120 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix AW120 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 4.9) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. The average maximum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($174.99) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a relatively standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

Other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300 ($119.99) (8x and higher rated), or the Canon 150 ($304.49) (8x and higher rated).

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix AW120 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix AW120 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix AW120 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon Coolpix AW120 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix AW120 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the EX-ZR700, or the EX-ZR300 both from Casio or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D4S ($4,200) (3.2"), or the Leica T ($1,118.24) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix AW120 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix AW120 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix AW120 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Coolpix AW120 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Coolpix AW120 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix AW120 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix AW120 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 8MB and the biggest is 8GB. With an internal memory of 329 megabytes, the Coolpix AW120 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix AW120 has a pre-flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a pre-flash.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix AW120 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455.

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Design

Fairly High Waterproof Up to

Digital cameras of this type and age have waterproof (up to) of between 3m and 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 17m. The Coolpix AW120 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) (18 meters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix AW120 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include the Samsung 200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ncw022, ncw021, 26467b
Barcodes 00018208058792, 00018208940097, 00018208940127, 00018208940165, 00018208940202, 00018208997565, 00018208997572, 05054230628416, 05054230628423, 05054230628430, 05054230628447, 08033737553428, 08033737553435, 08033737553442
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