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Nikon COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue)

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Product Highlights
  • 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR 24-120mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equiv)
  • 5x Optical Zoom, 3" 921k-dot OLED Screen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • Depth Rating: 59'
  • Shock-Proof: 6.6' Freeze-proof: 14°F
  • Hybrid Vibration Reduction
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, Electronic Compass
  • Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet
  • Bundled Nikon View NX2 Software

The blue COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera from Nikon is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 16MP, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor. Its 5x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Its fast f/2.8 aperture enables effective low-light shooting and shallow depth-of-field effects. Capture high-resolution still images and full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. The AW120 is also equipped with a large, 3.0", 921k-dot OLED monitor.

The camera is underwater-ready with a depth rating of 59'. Its durable design also makes it shock-proof against drops of up to 6.6' and freeze-proof against frigid temperatures as low as 14°F. Hybrid Vibration Reduction works to 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. Additionally, benefit from built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to share instantly to social networking sites and even control the camera remotely via your compatible smartphone or tablet. The COOLPIX AW120 also features built-in GPS functionality, an electronic compass and points of interest to help you find great locations for images and then document your travels and adventures in a photo journal. Nikon ViewNX 2 software is included to help you browse, edit and share your photos 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 6.9-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
Provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, and a fast f/2.8 aperture for effective low-light shooting and shallow depth-of-field effects. Lens includes 2 ED elements to help correct chromatic aberration. Aperture offers ND filter (-2 AV) selection.
3.0" OLED Monitor
Large, 3.0", 921k-dot OLED screen features an anti-reflection coating and 5-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. The following HDMI output resolutions can be selected: auto, 480p, 720p and 1080i. Capture smooth slow motion sequences, too. 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 AW120 is ready for swimming or diving with a depth rating of 59' for a duration of 60 min (JIS/IEC protection class 8 / IPX8), and also features shock-proofing against 6.6' drops (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5) and freeze-proofing against temperatures as low as 14°F--though 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 the following: the aforementioned 6.9-fps continuous shooting at full resolution, plus Best Shot Selector, Continuous H, Continuous H 60, Continuous H 120, Continuous L, Multi-shot 16 and Pre-shooting cache.
In-Camera Image Editing
Crop, D-Lighting, filter effects, glamour retouch, quick retouch, red-eye correction, red- eye reduction, skin softening and small picture are available.
Built-in Wi-Fi
Integrated wireless connectivity allows you to share images quickly and easily on social networking sites. Capture photos and watch them instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet, then share via text, email or upload. You can even control the camera remotely via compatible smartphones and tablets. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with the camera. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later (optimized for iPhone 5), and with the following Android devices running the indicated OS: Samsung Galaxy S4 (4.2.2), S3 α (4.1.1) or S2 (4.0.3); Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE (4.0.4) or 7.7 Plus (4.0.4); Galaxy note 2 (4.1.1); Galaxy Nexus (4.2.2); Google Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi (4.4.2), 2013 Wi-Fi (4.4.2), Nexus 4 (4.4.2), Nexus 5 (4.4.2); Sony Mobile Communications Xperia Z1 (4.1.2); Motorola Droid RAZR M (4.1.2); HTC One J (4.2.2); LG Optimus it (4.2.2), LTE (4.0.4).
GPS, Compass and Points of Interest
Built-in GPS functionality, an electronic compass and points of interest help you find great locations for images and then document your travels and adventures in a photo journal. The COOLPIX AW120 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure and every scene along the way. Share your journeys on Google Maps and on Google+ and other social networking sites, or via the included Nikon ViewNX 2 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.
Bundled Nikon ViewNX 2 Software
Browse, edit and share your photos and videos. In addition to basic data importing and browsing, ViewNX 2 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/end points can be set and unnecessary portions deleted, and selected frames can be saved. When printing, you can include metadata and a header/footer.
Power
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.
Mounting
Standard 1/4"-20 ISO 1222 tripod mount.
Supported Languages
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.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.8 Megapixel
Effective: 16.0 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM, WAV
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Optics
Lens NIKKOR, 12 elements in 10 groups
EFL: 4.3-21.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-120 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 0.39" (1.0 cm) -
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto, 1600-6400)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1 - 1/4000 sec
4 sec in Fireworks Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Auto
Back Light
Beach
Black and White Copy
Close Up
Dusk/Dawn
Easy Auto Mode
Fireworks
Food
Landscape
Museum
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Panorama
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
Snow
Sports
Sunset
Underwater
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Burst Rate Up to 6.9 fps at 16 MP for up to 5 frames
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes TTL Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 17.06' (0.5 - 5.2 m)
Telephoto: 1.64 - 14.76' (0.5 - 4.5 m)
Memory
Built-in Memory 329MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 60 fps, 50 fps
1920 x 1080: 15 fps, 12.5 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps, 25 fps, 60 fps, 50 fps
640 x 480: 120 fps, 100 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
320 x 240: 240 fps, 200 fps
Video
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video + Voice Memo, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" OLED Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage 98%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes built-in
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Waterproofing 59.0' (18.0 m)
Power
Battery EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1050mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-71P (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.0" / 11.0 x 6.6 x 2.6 cm excluding projections
Weight 7.51 oz / 213 g including battery and SD memory card

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NikonCOOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange)
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Compact (23)
  • Good battery life (21)
  • Large clear LCD (21)
  • Great resolution (17)

Cons

  • Short battery life (7)
  • No viewfinder (5)
  • Complicated controls (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (25)
  • Sports/action (17)
  • Family photos (14)
  • Wildlife (9)
  • Macro photography (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Adequate picture quality, good features

Been using the camera for a few weeks now for ocean kayaking (mostly stills) and first impressions are good so far.

The LCD is bright and easy to see in bright...Read complete review

Been using the camera for a few weeks now for ocean kayaking (mostly stills) and first impressions are good so far.

The LCD is bright and easy to see in bright daylight on the water, even at the medium brightness setting of 3. The power, shutter release, multi-selector buttons and the mode, playback, menu and delete button are easy to push wearing neoprene gloves, but the OK (select) button is hard to press without hitting one of the multi-selector buttons by mistake. We found the supplied two-sided strap to be of limited use, so I modified it to make a 16 inch single-sided leash with loop for clipping to my PDF (life jacket) while paddling. The camera fit comfortably between my PFD and chest while paddling and provided quick one-hand access on the water.

The images stabilization works quite well, providing reasonable sharpness down to 1/8 second. The portrait and pet portrait modes work and we've found them to be helpful. Autofocus worked reasonably well, so long as you pay attention to the screen to see what subjects are in focus (green boxes signify focus area/s). Auto white balance provided good results indoors, but I prefer results setting it to "daylight" when shooting outside to keep color balance consistent during the day. The flash is a little weak for fill lighting in daylight unless you're pretty close to your subject (14-17 foot range per manual is indeed the max).

Coming from a DSLR background, I was expecting some compromises in picture quality and the real-world results are not surprising. Edge sharpness is soft, especially at f2.8 and f/4.2, but it's not real obvious at f/4.8 or above. There's quite a bit of noise reduction visible in the images up close and the images are soft, even at maximum image quality (4608x3456 and 1:4 JPEG compression). However, if you downsize images to (2304x1728), you get a fairly good quality 4 Mpix equivalent image that's pretty sharp and fairly clean, good enough for small and medium prints and plenty good for most other uses.

Test images:
The two test images are 1:1 blowups of a portion of the original image. Original images were shot at maximum quality (4608x3456 and 1:4 JPEG compression). Test images were not sharpened, nor was any other post-processing done. The cat photo shows that even with a very slow 1/8 second shutter speed, image sharpness is usable, even for small prints, especially if the image is downsized as mentioned above. The outdoor image shot at f/4.2 and 1/400 seconds shows acceptable sharpness (for this kind of camera). The "smooth blotchiness" of the images caused by noise reduction and other in-camera image processing is clearly visible.

I only shot a few short videos, but so far I've been pleased with the results (note I'm less experiences in video). The GPS works, though I've done very little with it other than viewing present location. Without using GPS and video, it's hard to know about battery life, but it still had full charge after a full day of kayaking and shooting stills. The camera has not been underwater yet so can't speak to its waterproofing.

Overall, I like the camera and would buy it again if I was still in the market for a compact waterproof. While the image quality is not up to enthusiast compact or DSLR standards, it does a good job for its intended purpose and I would use it for everything except important portraits or images I might blow up beyond 14 inches in size.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lens fogs when submerged. Do not bother

The only reason I paid so much for this camera was for being "waterproof", as there are better cameras for lower prices. However, when I submerged it, the lens...Read complete review

The only reason I paid so much for this camera was for being "waterproof", as there are better cameras for lower prices. However, when I submerged it, the lens fogged so I could not take pictures!. Yes, the fog disappeared later on, but happened again the next time. I followed all the recommendations by Nikon and the camera never stopped working, just the pictures and videos where useless. Do not bother buying this camera.

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4.0

Great little camera

By Dave

from Harrison TN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • At The Beach Or Swiming P

Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

We love using this camera while our grandkids swim and my daughter was blown away with how the photo's came out.

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5.0

Coolpix waterproof camera

By whiterwater

from Logan Utah

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Battery Life
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Black):

    armature photos, but they are really clear

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    • No

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    4.0

    good camera, but difficult to use wi-fi

    By John

    from Boston

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

      this is a good camera, take great photos. I tried to set up wi-fi and GPS and there is no clear instruction in the manual book. I haven't figured out how to setup it. The other thing I don't like is the lens not on the center. For closer shooting, you need to shift the camera to top left corner to center the picture.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Bad menu system, no RAW, unreliable

      By Carmine

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • No Warranty Support
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

          Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Black):

          I have had many Nikon cameras including manual UW and pro level DLR's so I am familiar with the Nikon approach to its menu structure. But it helped very little with the Coolpix AW120 where it ships with the Easy Auto mode setting engaged which it turned out disables many of the submenus to make it easier in theory for users. I had to first download the PDF manual to locate how to get out of this mode. After a month I found that the camera would drain a fully charged battery in a day or two with the camera turned off. It would then lose the settings like the data and the time and go back into "Easy Auto" mode. I sent the camera in for repair to Nikon who has their P&S cameras repaired by Luxtech. I got the camera back with a note stating that the battery had no charge when they checked out the camera. I had included a note stating that this was the problem and I had fully charged the battery before sending it out with the camera. The camera is under warranty but it is of no use to me with this problem that Nikon will not repair. My next point and shoot camera will definitely not be a Nikon one.

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          5.0

          Awesome utility camera

          By Michael

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

            The AW120 isn't the most attractive or compact camera, but it truly is rugged. I purchased the camera to photograph construction sites. I needed something that wouldn't mind getting banged around, dusty or splashed and the AW120 handles it all. I feel comfortable tossing it in my bag when I'm not using it and don't use a death grip when taking pictures because I know that a drop won't be the end of the world.

            I'm not a professional photographer, so I can't comment on the quality of the pictures it takes, but it fits my needs.

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            5.0

            Great all-around camera

            By jeff

            from ft lee, nj

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

              Whether you use the aw120 out of water or underwater,you can expect clear true to life pictures. Lots of features but automatic works just as well. A must buy!!!

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              4.0

              Ótima escolha

              By Marco Antonio

              from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Resolution

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

              Ótimo equipamento com muitos recursos, fácil de usar.

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              3.0

              Waiting for the true water test

              By gbear

              from chicago, il

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

              I'm giving this camera 3 stars for now. Since I have not used it for the purpose of buying it (pictures by and in the water). I plan on testing the camera for water use this up-coming weekend at my son's birthday party.

              To date, I have used the camera many times; both picture and video and I have no reason to complain. I really like the fast start up time, as well there are no moving parts on the outside of the camera (like my Canon point-n-shoot). I also think with young kids around the camera, it will be easier to remove smug prints from the lens.

              The true test will come this weekend and maybe i'll be able to update my rating to higher stars.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              LOVE this camera

              By Runner PT

              from NYC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Great Zoom
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

              I bought this camera specifically for my outdoor trips. This camera works great underwater and overground. The quality of the pictures are amazing. I have a 18mp camera but the quality of the pictures are comparable.

              The only tough thing with this camera is overground pictures when it is cloudy out. The lighting isn't great, and the pictures come out darker. When it is sunny out or good lighting, the quality of pictures is great.

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              5.0

              Great Camera For It's Uses.

              By Big Jer

              from Tennessee

              Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

              I bought this camera so I can use it for marketing. I needed light, portable and waterproof. After having it for a few weeks now, I am amazed how well it works, especially for video. It's size makes it easier and smother to hand hold. It helps enhance all videos. If I have all my heavy and cumbersome equipment with me, then the D800 and D810 is a better choice, but if you get into tight spots, in spots where you don't want to risk you very expensive equipment, this camera will blend your projects in a better way.

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              1.0

              Lens fogs when submerged. Do not bother

              By Disappointed

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

                The only reason I paid so much for this camera was for being "waterproof", as there are better cameras for lower prices. However, when I submerged it, the lens fogged so I could not take pictures!. Yes, the fog disappeared later on, but happened again the next time. I followed all the recommendations by Nikon and the camera never stopped working, just the pictures and videos where useless. Do not bother buying this camera.

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                5.0

                so far so good

                By Max's Mom

                from NYC, ME, CT, TX. USA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ease Of Use Gd Edu Tool

                Cons

                • Condensation On Viewer

                Best Uses

                • Underwater And Inclement

                Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

                I am giving it 5 simply for ease of use. I bought this for my 6 yr old son to document aquatic life in brook, pond and beach. he has now used it in the tub and pool as well. Also has used outside of the water and in the rain. Now he plans to use it outside in the snow this winter. So far the only great quality photos have been in a tidal touch pool. I have not spent time testing it so I am not able to properly judge the image quality(i shoot slr fx). The huge drawback is when the battery is exhausted, or memory card full, you cannot change intel camera is completely dry. This is impossible to expedite, even by towel drying. too many tiny crevices. I guess a hair dryer set on cool could work. Camera does not even completely dry when left alone overnight. We have never used an underwater camera before and so far this has been a positive learning experience. we have not downloaded the images yet so again, not able to properly judge image quality.OH,the other day it had condensation in the screen and i almost sent it back, but purchased insurance instead so not as urgent to send back before the 30 day exchange.

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                4.0

                Great compact waterproof camera

                By Mommiflicks

                from Philadelphia

                Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

                Ideal for water play, but can occasionally overexpose images.

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                5.0

                Great Point and Shoot

                By Fisher Mike

                from Missouri

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Black):

                I purchaced this camera to take on fly fishing trips. I own several other Nikons and love them all but I wanted something that would fit in my pocket and don't need to worry about getting wet. It is very easy to use even with one hand. Very user friendly with many many features that are easily understood. The battery lasted much langer than I anticipated between charges. Great Little Camera!

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                3.0

                nice but could be nicer ...

                By markd

                from wallingford, pa

                Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Black):

                It is small and slippery. Really, get a silicon skin for it right away.It makes a very good quality pictures and movies but it cannot focus pass approximately 3-4x zoom. This sucks. I still decided to keep it hoping the next firmware upgrade will address blurry zooms.

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                5.0

                Wonderful Little Adventure Camera

                By Colin

                from Portland Oregon

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Adventures Climbing Etc
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

                I take this camera on treks and climbs where the object isn't photography but I still want to take photos. I can cross and swim through rivers which would ruin my Nikon D5200. GPS is easy to use though the maps need to be periodically updated from the Nikon website but it is an easy process.

                Other cool features earning the five stars are barometric pressure information and altitude. Elevation would be more useful to me than altitude but with the location recorded it is easy to figure out later with Google Earth or GIS.

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                4.0

                What I needed

                By hcw

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Resolution
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

                    I essentially was looking for a water proof camera that took clear pictures and that's what I got. Thus far I've been pleased with the shots I've been getting. This won't become my go-to camera for regular day-to-day activities (the zoom isn't impressive and I've gown accustomed to larger screen displays), however for what I bought it for, it's great. In addition the Nikon app for the wifi feature is easy to use and I love that I can quickly download my pictures to my phone right away. Overall I'd recommend this camera for anyone looking for a compact rugged outdoor piece to add to their camera collection.

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                    5.0

                    Nikon Coolpix AW 120

                    By Kathy L in Texas

                    from Kyle, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Great Resolution

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life
                    • When Gps Is Enabled

                    Best Uses

                    • Great For Water Activity
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

                    I bought this camera after reading reviews for several different brands of underwater cameras. I took it to Tulum, MX for vacation. I also wanted WiFi. I struggled to get the Wifi to work until I activated the GPS. I didn't want to use GPS because it runs the battery down faster. I am very happy with the pictures. I used it underwater but only to about 5 feet since I didnt get to scuba diving or snorkeling.

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                    5.0

                    Lots of picture fun in the water!

                    By Grandpa

                    from Florida

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life
                    • Very Very Short Battery

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Pool Water Rides Park

                    Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

                    I bought this to take pictures of the grand kids in the pool and on water rides and the water park at Disney! Also for the home! Great little camera. Wireless instructions are greatly lacking and I had to call Nikon to get it straightened out but, once you get past the many menus and switches on your smart phone or iPad or whatever,then it works. Kinda silly and complicated for no reason. Nikon needs to work on this. Should have been plug and play.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent "Everyday" camera

                    By Jimmy Train

                    from Whittier, CA

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange):

                    This is a great camera that you can take anywhere. I love the 24mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle lens instead of the typical 28mm that come on most point & shoots. The resolution of the 16MP images are excellent & the camera's menus are intuitive. The video is extremely easy to use & produces outstanding movies.Cons: You have to be careful of your left fingers getting into the picture when you hold it. The camera has an array of features, but you can only figure out how they completely work by reading &/or downloading the 270 page reference manual that should have been packaged with the camera.

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