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Nikon Coolpix AW120 review

Rugged, waterproof and well-equipped, but at a price

Nikon AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

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The zoom's widest setting captures plenty of landscape.

Nikon Coolpix AW120

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Zooming in gets you closer, but this is only a 5x range.

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Macro mode gets you nice and close, but note the cyan fringe on the U key.

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Sharpness across the frame is fairly good, even in the bottom corner.

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This image, taken at ISO 6400, shows clear evidence of noise.

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Contrast can be an issue – there's almost no detail in the shadows here.

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The sky in this image has been rendered in unnatural deep blues. The foreground, however, is well exposed and sharp.

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In this shot the sky is a more natural colour.

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Photos taken underwater benefit from the wide aperture, but a flash is still often needed. Its usability is again hampered by the small controls, but the textured surface on the shutter button helps maintain grip.

Quick effects

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Original image

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Pop

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Super vivid

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Painting

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High Key

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Toy Camera 1

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Toy Camera 2

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Low Key

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Cross Process (Red)

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Cross Process (Yellow)

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Cross Process (Green)

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Cross Process (Blue)

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Soft

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Soft Portrait

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Fisheye

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Cross Screen

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Miniature Effect

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High Contrast Monochrome

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Selective Colour (Red)

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Selective Colour (Orange)

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Selective Colour (Green)

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Selective Colour (Blue)

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Fog Removal

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