The AW120 features a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3-inch OLED screen and a wide angle 24-120mm equivalent image stabilized zoom. It's waterproof down to 59ft (18m), shockproof from a height of 6.6ft (2m) and freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C). It also comes with built-in Wi-Fi for wireless transfer and GPS with an electronic compass and mapping . The AW120 also features Nikon’s Action Control function that allows easy operation with gloved hands.
Nikon COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Compact Camera
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“ The Coolpix AW120 is a rugged camera with an impressive GPS implementation, Wi-Fi, and a nice focal range of 24-120mm. Unfortunately, detail is lacking in photos and the display is very difficult to see outdoors.”
- 16MP 1/2.3"-type CMOS sensor
- 24-140mm F3.9-4.8 equivalent lens (5.8x optical zoom)
- ISO 125-1600 (expandable to 3200)
- Up to 6.9 fps continuous shooting
- 3.0" OLED LCD with 614,000 dots
- 1080p/30fps HD video (MPEG-4/H.264)
- Waterproof to 59'
- Shockproof to 6.6'
- Freezeproof to 14°F
- Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200, 6400 available in Auto mode)|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Lens-shift and Electronic VR (still pictures), Lens-shift VR (movies)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–120 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F2.8 - F4.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes (up to 4x)|
|Manual focus||Yes (with 99 focus areas)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||1 cm (0.39″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||OLED monitor|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||No|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||5.20 m|
|Continuous drive||7 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Videography notes||1920x1080 (30p, 25p, 60i, 50i), 1280x720 (30p, 25p), 1920x1080 (15p, 12.5p), 640x480 (120p, 100p), 1280x720 (60p, 50p), 320x240 (240p, 200p), iFrame 720 (30p, 25p), 640x480 (30p, 25p)|
|Storage types||SD / SDHC/SDXC|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof, Freezeproof)|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||350|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||213 g (0.47 lb / 7.51 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 66 x 26 mm (4.33 x 2.6 x 1.02″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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First and foremost, the Coolpix AW120 is an amazing value, packing in a ton of features - most of which well-designed - for less than its competitors. It has a great GPS implementation, Wi-Fi, and 1080/60i video. It does not, however, have a great display, and heavy noise reduction smears away detail in photos.
Divers and outdoorsy photographers who want a broad feature set at a great price.
Not So Good For
Those taking most of their photos in bright sunlight. Full size image quality inspectors.
Smart little thing!
I bought the AW120 due to necessity using it in rough conditions... mine sites, where rain and dust is the norm. I had many other point-shoot previously and they did not survive the rough conditions, so I decided on the AW120. I was surprised to find that most reviews on the Internet do not do this little point-shoot camera justice. I would suggest that you download the user manual first to give you an idea what this smart little thing can do. Within its menu system is a plethora of options, ...
Best waterproof camera I've owned
The AW120 is my first Nikon and 10th waterproof camera. I bought it a few weeks ago to take on a overseas holiday, it worked flawlessly. I do have a few suggestions to improve it (see below). WIFI and associated Android app is great. PROS: good image quality, easy to use menu system, great battery life, only had it down to 5 mtrs so can't verify deeper, access door seal and lock appear to be excellent, ability to choose any frame in a video and save it as a still is perfect (saves having to ...
Copy pictures from computer and view pictures on TV using wi-fi connection
It´s possible to copy pictures from camera to computer using wi-fi connection? It´s possible to view pictures from camera to Smart TV using wi-fi connection? In manual I saw these functions only using USB and HDMI cables. Thanks.
Question for Nikon AW120 owners
What would be your pros and cons about the Nikon AW120? Thanks
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2491269399/2014-waterproof-camera-roundup/4 Pros Nice 24-120mm lens range Fast focusing in good light Elaborate GPS system with compass, pressure, landmarks, and maps Good value Cons Mushy detail in photos Display hard to see outdoors Blue color cast underwater (often) Continue Reading
Best camera between 4 options
Hey guys, I would like your expert opinion. I was only checking the reviews, but I would like to hear from an expert that knows every number in the specs or have experience with these cameras. Basically, looking for a gps enabled waterproof camera. I found the following ones: - Canon PowerShot D30 - Olympus TG-3 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 - Nikon COOLPIX AW120 Which one is the best option based on specs/experience and why? Other suggestions (newer models, better, etc.) are welcome too, however I believe these above are the only ones that fit my criteria. Thank you!
IIRC, DPReview has had an ongoing series on waterproof cameras. They update with newer cameras periodically. Continue Reading
Thanks! I'll take a look but I appreciate with you and others could elect the best one over these 4 options. Continue Reading
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