Nikon Coolpix AW130 Shock & Waterproof GPS Digital Camera Must-Have Gadget

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Power: Lithium Battery 3.9 Watt Hours

Maximum focus length:120 mm

Optical sensor Resolution: 16 MP

Optical/Digital Zoom: 5x/10x



As far as all about GPS, I’d like to take a short overview about photography. What, Global Positioning System (GPS) and photo?

I am kidding. Many of us know that Smartphone have GPS option and each shot taken has a GPS stamp. It’s mean, we can find the geographical position of every picture taken.

If Location Services are activated, your phone software can find a place of the picture and even name of that position. Sometimes it is very helpful, just scroll your last year’s tons of pics, find on map Seville Spain click and voila. All your great Holiday adventures rise in sweet memories.

What else you need to snap your best moments of life to remember these in future years. Every family today has at least one good Smartphone so what? I’ll be honest; I had never even thought of such a device before searching for new ideas to write something interesting and helpful for GPS gadget lovers. I found Digital Waterproof Camera with GPS.

Almost all are described in these words, and I found, that this device is in the first lines of my Must Have list. Definitely, not for everyday use. For this reason, iPhone 6s is more than sufficient.

Such a cool digital waterproof GPS receiver integrated and no cable needed, because of Wi-Fi, a camera is the smartest solution when fishing, sailing, biking, boating, climbing…ing, ing. All those activities I used to be involved and my expensive iPhones many times have been dead after rains, waves and falling on rocks.

By searching camera which fits all I need (honestly, never could say ALL), I found Nikon Coolpix AW130 Shock & Waterproof GPS Digital Camera. Needless to say, Full HD 1080p videos and even NFS (near field communication) to transfer to the compatible smartphone. NIKKOR glass lens with 5x optical zoom, flash built in and more.

This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad or IMG_0468smart 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.

Yee, I forget that not just Waterproof but even Shockproof. By me, what a perfect choice?! And Freezeproof 14F or-10C. And Dustproof. And 100 feet or 30 meters deep for colorful fishes in tropical lagoon depth. No need to worry about the sensitive touchscreen and you can stay with gloves in cold winter.

I researched on the Internet and searching mainly for bad things have been written on this camera, hard to find. Only one I found from real user he wishes that optical zoom could be better — nothing else I didn’t find as cons.

Christmas is coming, and right now I am sending my present wish to Santa.

“Dear Santa Claus I was and am a good guy, give me please Nikon Coolpix AW130 Shock & Waterproof GPS Digital Camera.”

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  1. Amanda

    Oh this is awesome! I spend tons of time outdoors hiking, climbing, swimming etc. and this looks perfect. I would love to have had this when I dropped my phone off of a thirty foot cliff (ouch!). Not to mention pictures of the kids in the pool without worrying it would get wet. I know what I’m getting myself for Christmas! Thanks!

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Amanda!
      Yes,yes,yes ! This is exactly what I think. Only problem for me is that I suppose that be forced to buy these Nikons two cameras at least.

  2. jamesdanner

    Very professional site. I was surveying munition impacts at White Sands Missile Range in the 80’s and they had us experimenting with GPS. I found it interesting but never kept up with the advances. Your website is very professional and explains the different systems in detail. I had no doubt that the articles were written by an expert. Have a wonderful and productive day.

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi James!

      Thank you for kind words! You know I have so much to say but as I moving forward as more I find that making mistakes. Sometimes I feel that could do it better, explain more deeper and show real life proof. I still learning.

      1. Anna

        My mom has the Garmin Nuvi and she loves it. One time she lost her maps but it was fairly easy to go onlnie and fix. Easy to use, decent size; about the size of a deck of cards.

  3. Ivo

    I had borrowed such a camera last month. We made great diving pics in Maldives. I met problem with the memory card. I got to change. Nikon said that it was the humidity. I swapped the SD card and is ok now.

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi! Interesting and valuable information. Does moisturised memory card still is usable or dead?

  4. Jessica

    This is really cool that they have waterproof digital cameras. I remember when they had waterproof disposable cameras and I use to work in a photo store and had to rip open those things. They were tough and certainly meant it when they said waterproof.

    I didn’t see any outer shell, though, so is this design more sleek than those clunky disposable ones? I just can’t really picture how the water is kept off the camera when the picture doesn’t show anything protective on it.

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi, Jessica and thanks for reading!

      I made a bit deeper research about waterproof cameras and when I am ready for next water adventures Olympus TG-4 16 MP in my shopping list #1. When it comes about water ingression, I believe that for such a brands as Nikon or Olympus no reason to fake.

  5. Rob

    This sounds like a quality camera to have around even for everyday use. Especially if you’re an outdoorsy person it’s better to get something like this than use a phone that’s clearly not as good of quality as an actual camera would be. And I would be safe to assume this camera is cheaper to replace than your iphone!
    I do go whitewater rafting during the warm months and I destroyed a phone that way heh, never again! But seriously I’m gonna give this a look

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi, Rob!

      Recently I had an opportunity to use this Nikon Coolpix camera and once left it on the boat chair. When we came back after lunch, it had fallen (trustworthy from the passing boat waves) on the boat deck where there was a lot of water.

      Thus, the camera was in the water for at least one hour. I wiped with a cloth and tried to take a picture, and everything worked perfectly.


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