Nikon Coolpix AW130 underwater camera

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Test report: Nikon Coolpix AW130 underwater camera

Already in the second half of the 19th century attempts were made underwater. The pioneer was the British William Thompson. However, as a true founder of underwater photography, the Frenchman Louis Boutan, who made decisive advances in this photography area in 1893. The first underwater housing for a camera was developed in the late 1930s. Since the 1990s, underwater housings have been practically standard for SLR cameras. Later these were replaced by the water-efficient digital cameras. - As far as the small overview of the historical development, the also for the development led for larger version mouse over the image pull Nikon Coolpix AW130 Digital Camera in Blue.

Waterproof up to 30 m

Of course, what is important when buying a camera for underwater photography is the depth, to which the manufacturer assumes a guarantee for the waterproofness of the device. The Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera has a water resistance of 30 m. This means that this camera is only suitable for diving and photographing in Lake Constance or Chiemsee. This means you can go with this Nikon camera only a few meters into the water. For a professional, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera is therefore not suitable, but for private use in the pool or in the lake. While the depth of the swimming pool is known to end at about 3 m, an excavation lake at its deepest reaches only down to 10 m. From the view, however, a swimming pool offers a clearer view and therefore more beautiful shots than an excavation lake. In Germany, however, there are still a number of further lakes, which are at the deepest point far more than 30 m, but this deep depth with the Nikon underwater camera does not necessarily have to dive. The Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera is up to 2.1 m shock resistant and collapsible up to -10 ° C.This means that this underwater camera can be used not only in waters whose temperature is in a pleasantly warm area, but also in autumn or spring or not so cold winter in a cooler waters. Surely beautiful shots this underwater camera of Nikon also provides on vacation on a tropical island while diving or bathing in a secluded bay.  

Further applications

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera is not only suitable for underwater photography. You can also go up into the mountains, into ice and snow. Because it is also very important that you have a camera to hand for the great snapshots that result there and the beautiful nature games. However, here too, the camera is only colder than -10 ° C.  

Very handy

Were the first underwater cameras of their size already quite powerful, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera is very handy and compact. You do not need extra grips, as you might know from the early days of the reflex cameras and underwater housings from the 1990s. The camera is just 11 x 2.7 x 6.6 inches tall and weighs 222 grams. This is very important, because you have to be agile under water and not have an unnecessary ballast. The camera of Nikon can be, if one has made his shots under water, of course, also quickly in the carried diving bag, the professional divers always have in case of the case. In this way, the camera is also protected against shocks and dust, except for its compact design.  

Lens, sensor, display and other features

Decisive for most consumers in an underwater camera is not the price or appearance, but what the camera can do or what is hidden in the housing - features and, of course, performance! And with the Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera, the user gets a lot of performance - 16 megapixels and a CMOS-BSI sensor for perfect image quality. The camera also has an air pressure, depth and altimeter, and has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support, a world-class GPS receiver. The display is also stunning. This is a 7.5 cm OLED monitor with an undated 921,000 pixels.  

5x zoom offers many possibilities

This Nikon underwater camera also has a 5x optical wide-angle zoom (with a focal range of 24-120 mm) and thus offers the possibility to design the image section. The user of this camera in the macro range can already take a detailed shot from a distance of approx. 1 cm. The focal length range can be expanded up to 240 mm with a 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom. And this with a very high quality, as it is commonly known in digital cameras. In addition, this camera also has an optical 5-axis image stabilizer (VR), which is very high-performance. The image stabilizer makes a significant contribution to underwater, where the hand can be caught by the excitement because one could catch a beautiful motif, but not quite still, for shake-free shots.  

Not just for photography!

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera does not only have technical features, which make recordings underwater at depths of up to 30 m possible. The digital camera also has the option to shoot a film, so to make video recordings - of course, under water, as well as the conditions, such as taking pictures.


Conclusion guy The underwater camera Nikon Coolpix AW130 is a digital camera from a renowned manufacturer, which looks back on a great experience in underwater cameras. Therefore, this camera shines under water even when others have long since failed. But the Nikon Coolpix AW130 digital camera has its limits. A dive with it is only possible up to a depth of 30 m.For private use in the swimming pool or in the lagoon on vacation or on the lake, this underwater camera is enough. In addition, this camera is also high in the mountains when it rains or snows. However, only up to a maximum low temperature of -10 ° C. The Nikon Coolpix AW130 shoots fantastic photos under the water thanks to the 16 megapixels and the CMOS-BSI sensor. In addition, she is able to shoot small films under water. From the price, this underwater-efficient digital camera is hardly more expensive than a normal digital camera.

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