Nikon Coolpix AW130 Review

Overall Score

44

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-120 mm (5x) F2.8-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 110 x 66 x 27 mm, 221g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix AW120

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Nikon Coolpix AW130 Overview


First introduced in February, 2015, Nikon Coolpix AW130 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon AW120 with Coolpix AW130. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon AW130 with Nikon AW120


Nikon AW130 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix AW130

Sensor resolution of Nikon AW130 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon AW130 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon AW130 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 2015 16MP 125 - 6400 221g 110 x 66 x 27mm
Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon AW120 2014 16MP 125 - 6400 213g 110 x 66 x 26mm
Nikon Coolpix AW110 Nikon AW110 2013 16MP 125 - 1600 193g 110 x 65 x 25mm
Nikon Coolpix AW100 Nikon AW100 2011 16MP 125 - 3200 178g 110 x 65 x 23mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon AW130


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix AW130 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 370 shots
Timelapse Recording
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
2.8 Lens at Wide
Environmental Sealing
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix AW130 has an Overall Score of 44/100 and ranked #279 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #639 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon AW130 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
49
Value for money score
61
Portability score
95
Overall score
44
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Nikon AW130


Nikon Coolpix AW130 weighs 221g and has external dimensions of 110 x 66 x 27mm (4.33 x 2.6 x 1.06"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Nikon AW130 is 25 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Nikon AW130
221g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Nikon AW130
27mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix AW130 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix AW130 Dimensions Coolpix AW130
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 221 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon AW120 213 g 221 g 110 x 66 x 26 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Canon PowerShot D30 Canon D30 218 g 221 g 109 x 68 x 28 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Nikon Coolpix W300 Nikon W300 231 g 221 g 112 x 66 x 29 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 221 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Panasonic TS6 214 g 221 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Olympus TG-870 221 g 221 g 113 x 64 x 28 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 221 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 110 x 66 x 27 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix AW130


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix AW130
Announced February, 2015
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.20
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 370 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 221 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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