Your COOLPIX AW120 is ready for action


Features List

Waterproof 18 m
Shockproof 2 m
Freezeproof -10°

Waterproof to 18 metres, shockproof from a height of 2 metres and freezeproof to -10°, the rugged COOLPIX AW120 is your perfect companion whether you’re diving, skiing, exploring the world or capturing exciting family outings. With its fast f/2.8 NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom and 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom combined with 16.0 Megapixel clarity and Vibration Reduction, you’ll create sensational images even in low light and when you’re on the move. Available in a choice of sporty Orange, Camouflage, Black or Blue.


The COOLPIX AW120 takes everything you and nature can throw at it. Shoot amazing images and videos underwater to a depth of 18 metres (59 ft) and take your winter sports shots to the next level in temperatures down to -10°C (14°F). Even if you drop it from a height of 2 metres (6 ft 6-inches), its robust exterior shrugs off the impact.

Adventure proof

Enjoy the view

A large 7.5 cm (3-inch), 921k-dot OLED monitor gives you superb vision as you shoot, while the anti-reflective coating and high-contrast display make it easy to view your creations.

7.5 cm (3-inch), 921k-dot OLED monitor

Built-in GPS, Electronic compass and World map with Points of Interest

Thanks to its built-in GPS and electronic compass, your clever COOLPIX AW120 helps you navigate to unfamiliar destinations and records exactly where you’re shooting, for the ultimate photo journal. It even locates the nearest scenic landmarks and photo opportunities with around 1.86 million Points of Interest (POI).

Built-in GPS, Electronic compass and World map with Points of Interest

Want to share your pictures on the go?

Built-in Wi-Fi for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere

By using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can transmit images from the COOLPIX AW120 to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device# such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function## of the COOLPIX AW120, together with the use of the built-in Wi-Fi functionality.

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Top performance in low light

A highly sensitive 16.0 Megapixel back-lit CMOS sensor creates exceptional results even when the light is dim. Perfect for twilight or dawn adventures when you don’t want to miss any of the action.

Quality f/2.8 NIKKOR lens

A bright f/2.8 NIKKOR lens with 24 mm wide-angle capability gives you incredible versatility in virtually any lighting conditions. Thanks to the 5x optical zoom and 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom, you can hone in with ultra clarity on your subject, whether you’re shooting near or far.

Full (1080p) HD video recording

Running after the kids? Shooting wildlife from a moving vehicle? The COOLPIX AW120 takes it all in its stride. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction lets you create beautiful, steady videos in Full (1080p) HD while the built-in microphone captures high-quality sound.

Record your height and depth

Thanks to the handy built-in altimeter, hydro-barometer and water-depth gauge, the COOLPIX AW120 forecasts the weather on the go, displays your elevation above sea level, as well as air pressure and depth to enhance your shooting in the great outdoors.

Add your choice of Special Effects

Give your adventures even more drama by personalising them from a menu of Special Effects. Choose from a variety of contrast and colour treatments to add a creative touch as you shoot.

# Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OSs: Android 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet).
## Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.

Tech Specs

Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom
Focal length 4.3-21.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-120 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/2.8-4.9
Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 480 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Combination of lens shift and electronic VR
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (measured from center of front surface of lens) [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, OLED monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting) Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 329 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG
Voice messages: WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)]
16M [4608 x 3456]
8M [3264 x 2448]
4M [2272 x 1704]
2M [1600 x 1200]
VGA [640 x 480]
16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]
1:1 [3456 x 3456]
Shooting Modes Easy auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, Underwater), Special effects, Smart portrait, Auto
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 6.9 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 5), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 2.2 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 33), Pre-shooting cache (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 20 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25, including a maximum of 5 frames captured in the pre-shooting cache), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 50), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie 1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9, 1080/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/1500-1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled preset aperture (-1 AV) and ND filter (-2 AV) selections
Range 3 steps (f/2.8, f/4.1, f/8.2 [W])
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-5.2 m (1 ft 8 in.-17 ft)
[T]: 0.5-.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-14 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Interface Hi-Speed USB equivalent
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Micro-USB connector
HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK
IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Range (line of sight) Approx. 30 m (32 yd)
Operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Data rates (actual measured values) IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g: 17 Mbps
IEEE 802.11n: 17 Mbps
Security OPEN/WPA2
Access protocols CSMA/CA
Electronic compass 16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
Location data GPS / Receiving frequency: 1575.42 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84
GLONASS / Receiving frequency: 1598.0625-1605.3750 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84
Barometer Operating range: Approx. 500-1100 hPa/td>
Altimeter Operating range: Approx. -300 – +4500 m (-984 – +14,760 ft)
Depth gauge Operating range: Approx. 0-20 m (0-65 ft)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 2 h 20 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (Still pictures) *1 Approx. 350 shots when using EN-EL12
Movies (actual battery life for recording) *2 Approx. 1 h 15 min (1080/30p) when using EN-EL12
Approx. 1 h 20 min (1080/25p) when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 110.1 x 66.0 x 25.8 mm (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 213 g (7.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature -10°C – +40°C (14°F-104°F) (land) 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F) (underwater)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Waterproof JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Capacity to shoot images underwater up to a depth of 18 m (59 ft) and for 60 minutes
Dustproof JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Shockproof Cleared our testing conditions *3 compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock
Supplied accessories Camera strap for land use, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21, Brush
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F/td>
note Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and an ambient temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).*1 Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed.
*2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
*3 Dropped from a height of 202 cm (6 ft 6 in.) onto a surface of 5 cm (2 in.) thick plywood (changes in appearance, such as paint peeling off and deformation of the drop shock portion and waterproof performance are not subject to the test). These tests do not guarantee that the camera will be free from damage or trouble under all conditions.

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The COOLPIX AW120 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.