Nikon Coolpix AW120
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
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.
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 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)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–120 mm|
|Min shutter speed||4 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD / SDHC/SDXC|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|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″)|
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.
Good for: 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.