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Nikon Coolpix AW120
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Nikon Coolpix AW120

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon COOLPIX AW120

layersmagazine.com
6 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Back in 2012, I reviewed the Nikon COOLPIX AW100, so I was excited when Nikon announced the COOLPIX AW120, their third generation camera in the rugged compact segment. What improvements has Nikon made? The body is slightly redesigned (emphasis on slightly) and now it’s even more rugged.
  • Pros: Rugged build; improved low-light performance
  • Cons: Small buttons; position of Movie button; strap; no RAW
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix AW120

PC Magazine
12 August 2014
  • Conclusion: With Wi-Fi, GPS, and an OLED display, the Nikon Coolpix AW120 is one of the better rugged compact cameras you can buy, but it's not quite an Editors' Choice.
  • Pros: Sharp 5x zoom lens. 24mm wide angle. 3-inch OLED display. Waterproof to 59 feet. Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS.
  • Cons: Images are on the noisy side. No external charger included.
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Overall 7
6.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0
Video quality 6
6.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Appearance 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix AW120 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
16 July 2014
  • Excerpt: As a young child the bedroom was the perfect place for activities. Wether it be colouring, puzzles, lego or crafts, one thing remains constant: space. You need space for activities. No space means a struggle to compete with the task at hand.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
2 June 2014
  • Summary: Earlier in 2014, Nikon announced their latest "all weather" series camera, the Coolpix AW120. This "lifeproof" style camera boasts a waterproof rating down to 59 feet, plus the ability to survive drops of up to 6.6 feet and temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C).
  • Pros: Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, "Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof protect the camera, Lens-Shift image stabilization steadies the camera while you are on the move or in low-light...
  • Cons: High amounts of noise at the higher ISO settings, Weak Flash unit, Screen can be hard to see underwater, Battery must be charged in the camera, Camera froze when dropped
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Nikon Coolpix AW120 Review

Digitaltrends
30 May 2014
  • Conclusion: When it comes to image quality, there are cameras that will perform better than the AW120. It’s an easy, basic camera that takes good photos that will satisfy its intended user. However, there are smartphones that take photos that are just as good. But what’s appealing here are the rugged features.
  • Pros: Terrific all-rugged body, Wi-Fi, GPS, built-in maps, Simple to operate
  • Cons: Basic point-and-shoot quality, No non-automatic modes, Mic picks up lens movement noise, Stiff buttons
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon COOLPIX AW120 – Review

Review guidelines
19 May 2014
  • Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX AW120 is a compact camera very special, because it falls in the a category of ” rugged ” , being able to withstand the weather and adverse weather conditions. Perfect to carry around everywhere, hiking, hiking and sea, the body has a very robust and performs its job well, even if...
  • Pros: Display resolution, GPS with GLONASS; HDMI output, Compass, Wi-Fi connectivity, Body resistant to shock, water and freeze; OLED display; Vibration reduction, Maps included.
  • Cons: Fixed lens.
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Overall 7
7.5

Expert Review

reviewed
1 May 2014
  • Summary: Nikon's waterproof camera gets a new and improved lens, but not much else.
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Overall 7
7.0

Plenty tough, just mind the night time noise

Good Gear Guide.au
22 October 2014
  • Excerpt: The styling of the AW120 is on the subtle side. From afar it looks like an ordinary compact camera, which means you can take it white-water rafting and then to a wedding.
  • Pros: Excellent tough credentials, Wi-Fi direct, GPS maps, Great day time photos
  • Cons: Night time photos suffer from image noise, Not the smartest auto mode, No slow motion recording
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
15 September 2014
  • Summary: Immune to freeze and falls the aquatic Nikon Coolpix AW120 is so much tougher than it looks. It carries some decent optics for capturing the adventure. • Quick capture, sharp lens • Water-proof to 59ft • Functions in sub-zero temperatures • Immune to drops from 2m • Records video in 1080p • Built in...
  • Pros: Quick capture, sharp lens , Water-proof to 59ft , Functions in sub-zero temperatures , Immune to drops from 2m , Records video in 1080p , Built in Wi-Fi, GPS, depth gauge
  • Cons: Occasional focus hunt , Can’t take stills while video recording , Pictures are on the noisy side
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Overall 10
10
Build quality 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix AW120 review

Stuff.tv
14 August 2014
  • Summary: A replacement for last year’s AW110 (which we liked very much ), the Nikon Coolpix AW120 is a rugged, all-weather compact camera designed to be as comfortable documenting your extreme outdoor exploits as it is snapping photos of a condensation-covered cocktail glass or your cat asleep in an amusing...
  • Pros: (Mostly) good picture and video, Almost indestructible, Compact and light
  • Cons: Occasional metering issues, Near-unusable Wi-Fi
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