Not an Ad. I just really like this camera. c:Before going to Europe over the summer, I wanted to get a camera because my old iPhone 5s is always out of space. I wanted to get something affordable yet rugged so that I could carry it around comfortably without a bulky case. I also knew that I didn’t want a GoPro because I love to take videos AND pictures. After much research and contemplation, I decided to get the Nikon Coolpix AW130 (waterproof/shatterproof), along with a 64gb SD card so that I would never have to worry about running out of space. The camera was $277 on Amazon (I think it’s more expensive now) and the SD card was under $20.
This camera is the best investment I have made in the past year because I have taken it to not only Europe, but Korea, Hawaii, and Disneyland. In most of these places, there was heavy rain (rain follows our family T_T) and several underwater activities, but this camera was able to hold up perfectly. I loved that I could carry this camera around everywhere without feeling like I was going to break it if it dropped or got wet. It’s a very sturdy camera that can be dropped from up to 7ft (2.1m) and taken underwater up to 100ft (30m).
The best part about this camera for vlogging purposes is the separate button (the red button below) that allows you to record videos without any hassles of switching through a menu. I can easily record with the press of a button and take pictures while I’m recording movies. It’s not the best at autofocusing, but has shown to be great most of the time.
Another aspect that I love about the camera is that it can easily transport pictures to a phone or iPad through wi-fi. It requires you to download an app to view and download pictures (no videos), but it’s quick and easy when I want access to photos right away.
Unfortunately, this camera requires you to open the sealed hatch in order to charge the device, which means that the inside can be vulnerable to dust and water during charging.
Overall, this camera has given my family a ton of beautiful pictures and videos to look back on and it’s a great camera for a non-professional to use to capture memories!
Here are some pictures I took with the Nikon Coolpix AW130:
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions! 🙂
You can check out the camera HERE.