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The camera for those who go big.

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To capture thrilling first-person views of your epic moments, to really share the rush with your friends and family, you need a camera that's rugged, sure—but you also need a camera that takes outstanding photos and videos. The waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof COOLPIX AW120 delivers the image quality your big moments deserve. Strap it to your chest with the optional Chest Harness and record mind-blowing Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound, smooth slow motion sequences and high-res photos, even in challenging conditions. When things get bumpy, Nikon's new Hybrid VR system helps keep your shots sharp and steady. The camera's superb wide-angle (24mm equivalent) f/2.8 NIKKOR glass lens gets more in the frame and captures bright, sharp images that will have you reliving the action on your "off" days. You don't even have to wait to share the rush—with built-in Wi-Fi®, your COOLPIX AW120 shots can instantly appear on a compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing. Your friends will be jealous they weren't there!
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 6400
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Subject Tracking
Full HD
Rugged Reliability
GPS
Built-in World Map
Wi-Fi
Dynamic Fine Zoom

Ready for extreme adventures

Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof

The COOLPIX AW120 can handle all that Mother Nature can throw at it. Take it diving to depths of up to 59-feet. Shoot at temperatures as cold as 14° F. And don't sweat drops of up to 6.6 feet. Whether it's in your hand, mounted to a surfboard, clipped on a backpack or attached to a scuba tank, every twist, splash, dive and crash can be recorded in both still and Full HD 1080p movies. Plus, Nikon's Action Control brings fast and easy operation to gloved hands. The COOLPIX AW120 lets you capture every thrilling moment from inside the action—not the sidelines.
Photo of the COOLPIX AW120, Wi-FI icon and Wi-Fi certified built-in logo

Your smartphone's new best friend

Built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing and remote camera control with a compatible smartphone or tablet

Your smartphone or tablet will be your favorite accessory! Take beautiful photos with the COOLPIX AW120 and watch them instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Then share them without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload to your favorite social networking site—it’s your choice! You can even use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control for the COOLPIX AW120, perfect for self portraits and group shots that actually include you.


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See where you've been

Built-in GPS, mapping, Electronic Compass and Points of Interest (POI) for creating amazing photo journals

Relive the excitement of your travels in a whole new way. The COOLPIX AW120 records the exact location of each shot you take, so you can follow the path of your adventure and every stunning view along the way! Share your journeys on Google Maps™, Google+™, and other social networking sites, or with the downloadable Nikon View NX2 software. Built-in mapping and Electronic compass also help you navigate unfamiliar destinations, and Points of Interest (POI) show you nearby photo-ops like scenic lookouts and historic landmarks. The COOLPIX AW120 is the ultimate travel companion!
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Record superior videos

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX AW120 delivers. Full HD 1080p means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV* and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
*Requires optional cable
low-light photo of boats at sunset on the water highlighting the AW120's CMOS sensor

Superior low-light performance

The COOLPIX AW120's highly sensitive CMOS image sensor performs so well in low-light situations that in most cases, using the flash is optional. Capture the moment without interrupting it.
Photo of a mountain covered in snow highlighting the AW120's Hybrid VR

Keep it steady

There’s nothing worse than a shaky handheld video. As soon as you start recording with COOLPIX AW120, Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction) activates and combats camera shake for sharper steadier home movies.
Photo of a rock climber upside down on a cliff over water highlighting the AW120's AF

Intelligent autofocus

It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX AW120, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs—on your subject.

Photo of a skiier jumping in air over snow highlighting Motion Detection

Sharper photos of moving subjects

When your subject is moving fast, Motion Detection automatically kicks in and selects a faster shutter speed and higher ISO (light sensitivity) to help you get sharper, clearer photos.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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