The Point & Shoot Nikon COOLPIX Waterproof AW130 Digital Camera is a compact camera featuring a 16 megapixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor along with a 24-120mm
35mm-equivalent focal length aspect.
telephoto range perspectives are supported, and its large, fast maximum f/2.8 aperture delivers very effective poor-light shooting along with shallow depth-of-field accomplishment. The camera includes a 5x optical zoom, and when the digital Dynamic Fine Zoom is applied, up to 10x effective zoom is available.
Hybrid Vibration Reduction diminishes camera shake from showing up in still images as well as 1080p Full HD movies, both of which may be viewed on the big, 921k-dot 3.0", rear OLED screen.
The Nikon COOLPIX AW130 is ready for underwater shooting down to a 100' depth rating. Its durable engineering also delivers it shock-proof from drops of as much as 7' and it's freeze-proof from frigid temperatures down to 14°F. Aside from coming photograph ready even in fierce environments, the camera ships engineered to let you share your photos as fast as possible. Android v4.0 equipped or newer smart devices feature the alternative of connecting directly with the COOLPIX AW130 using near field communication technology (NFC), while the
built-in Wi-Fi lets you to share social networking websites and even remotely control the camera using a compatible Android or Apple smartphone or tablet. This camera also contains
built-in GPS, an electronic compass, mapping with points of interest to help you document your adventures and travels more easily and also discover memorable photo spots too. Aside from having the ability to upload photos to a favorite social websites, You may also download Nikon View NX2 software to help you edit, browse and share your images and videos.
16MP CMOS Sensor The 16MP, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and the image processor work together to deliver high-resolution still images and full HD video, plus fast contrast-detect autofocus, ISO sensitivity from 125-6400 for clear images in low light--even without flash in certain situations. Additionally, take advantage of 5-fps continuous shooting at full resolution. Intelligent Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs. Center, face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, and subject tracking modes are also available for autofocus. You can also activate the focus lock function.
5x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens
Includes a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. A 5x optical zoom and an additional 4x digital zoom for a total of 10x zoom is provided, while a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture enables effective low-light shooting and shallow depth-of-field effects. Aperture offers ND filter (-2 AV) selection.
3.0" OLED Monitor Large, 3.0", 921k-dot OLED screen features an anti-reflection coating and 6-level brightness adjustment.
Full HD Video Record full HD 1080p video at 30 fps or 1080i at 60 fps--with stereo sound, thanks to the built-in microphone. Then grab a cable (available separately) and connect to an HDTV to see your creations on a larger scale. Strap the camera to yourself with the optional chest harness to capture action videos of your adventures, leaving your hands free.
Waterproof, Shock-proof and Freeze-proof Built for durability, the COOLPIX AW130 is ready for swimming or diving with a depth rating of 100' and also features shock-proofing against 7' drops. Freeze-proofing against temperatures as low as 14°F keeps the camera working though cold-weather sports such as skiing and snowboarding. When underwater, it's recommended that you operate the camera at 32°F or higher. Nikon's Action Control brings fast and easy operation to gloved hands.
Image Stabilization Hybrid Vibration Reduction helps counteract camera shake to help provide clear, blur-free shots, especially when shooting in low-light or at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
Easy Shooting in Various Situations In addition to the target-finding autofocus, the camera features subject tracking, as well as a motion detection function that automatically kicks in when your subject is moving fast, selecting a faster shutter speed and higher ISO for sharper, clearer photos. The Smart Portrait System and Scene Auto Selector take the guesswork out of shooting, leaving you free to focus on getting your image while the camera does the thinking, automatically activating the best settings for the given situation.
Continuous Shooting Available modes include: 5-fps continuous shooting at full resolution, Continuous H, Continuous H 60, Continuous H 120, Continuous L, and Pre-shooting cache.
In-Camera Image Editing
Crop, D-Lighting, glamour retouch, quick effects, quick retouch, red-eye reduction, and small picture are available.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
Integrated Wi-Fi allows you to share images quickly and easily. Photos can be captured and quickly transferred to your compatible smartphone or tablet, then shared via text, email, or uploaded to your favorite social networking site. You can even control the camera remotely via compatible Apple or Android smartphones and tablets. If equipped, Android v4.0 or later smart devices have the option of connecting to the COOLPIX AW130 with NFC (near field communication technology). The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with the camera.
GPS, Compass and Points of Interest
Built-in GPS functionality, mapping, an electronic compass, and points of interest help you find great places for images and then document your travels and adventures by location. The COOLPIX AW130 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventures by every scene along the way. Share your journeys on Google Maps and on Google+ and other social networking sites, or with the downloadable Nikon View NX2 software. Built-in mapping and compass help you navigate unfamiliar territory, and Points of Interest (POI) show you nearby photo-ops, including scenic lookouts and historic landmarks.
Downloadable Nikon View NX2 Software
Browse, edit and share your photos and videos. In addition to basic data importing and browsing, View NX2 incorporates various frequently used adjust menus and tools, such as resize, brightness control, crop, straighten, auto red-eye correction and auto lateral color aberration correction. Smoother cooperation with Nikon's exclusive image storage and sharing site, Nikon Image Space, is also made possible. For videos, start and end points can be set and unnecessary portions deleted, and selected frames can be saved. When printing, you can include metadata and a header or footer.
The AW120 runs on the rechargeable lithium-ion EN-EL12 battery (included). A charging AC Adapter, EH-71P, is also included and will charge the battery in about 2 hr 20 min from empty. The optional AC Adapter EH-62F is separately available.
Standard 1/4"-20 ISO 1222 tripod mount.
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
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4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h
1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor photo detectors
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
White balance presets
Custom white balance
JPEG quality levels
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)
F2.8 - F4.9
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Normal focus range
50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range
1 cm (0.39″)
Screen / viewfinder
Minimum shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Manual exposure mode
Subject / scene modes
5.20 m (at Auto
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
1920 x 1080 (60i ,50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p,
25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (via smartphone)
EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)
Weight (inc. batteries)
221 g (0.49
lb / 7.80
110 x 66 x 27 mm
(4.33 x 2.6 x 1.06″)
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