Nikon Coolpix AW120

Announced Feb 7, 2014 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
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Announced Feb 7, 2014
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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.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200, 6400 available in Auto mode)
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 4 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
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)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

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.

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