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Nikon COOLPIX AW100: Review

The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is the new rugged Nikon camera with a 16 MP CMOS sensor Effective in conjunction with a lens with 5x optical zoom Nikkor able to shoot Full HD movies and view them on a 3-inch LCD display, all done make maximum thanks to the presence of a graphics processor EXPEED C2.

The new camera is also waterproof up to a depth of 10 meters, can resist to impacts with a maximum height of 1.5 meters and can withstand low temperatures up to the lower limit of -10° C, in short, is really rugged. To complete the budget no-limits, we think the camera’s integrated GPS module.

Nikon COOLPIX AW100: Design

The new Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is the latest camera wrinkles produced by the famous company and has a modern design but also sturdy appearance that is most evidenced by the colors available, all the “camouflage”. The design and materials used in the construction of the camera allows it to be the underwater, shockproof and freeze following order: the camera underwater up to a depth of 10 meters, shockproof when dropped from a height of 1.5 meters, and can withstand frost up to a maximum temperature of -10°C. All this is contained in a machine body of just 22.8 mm, extremely thin.

Nikon COOLPIX AW100: Features and Functionality

The new Nikon COOLPIX AW100 as mentioned in the Design section, has as its main aspect and that is immediately evident, a number of rugged features that give it a rugged and extremely No Limits. To complete this budget Rugged.

That does not mean absolutely no room to purely photographic equipment, we will find a GPS system, an electronic compass and a built-in world map that will allow the end user to add information during the execution of the shot and to orient themselves in unfamiliar places or check the itinerary while traveling, excellent. The budget of the photographic camera, as mentioned before, it is the absolutely second level, rather it is of the highest standard, and we will find a lighted 16-MP CMOS sensor that increases the amount of received by each pixel improving sensitivity and reducing noise in any weather and light.


The wide zoom lens of the camera is now very efficient, and we test the NIKKOR 5x which gives the device an excellent precision and maximum sharpness and is equivalent to a 28-140 mm lens in 35 mm format. On the back of the camera is placed a large 7.5cm LCD monitor with a resolution of 460,000 points which ensures razor sharp and vibrant color rendition with too sharp a contrast, the monitor is equipped with Clear Color Display technology for the reduction of reflections even underwater or in bright sunlight.

Like most of the latest generation of Nikon camera that Nikon is also equipped with many features aimed moved and eliminated the effect we find in the technologies used for the elimination of this effect, to be exact in the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 are used three technologies for the elimination of this effect: the Hybrid VR, High ISO sensitivity (up to ISO 3200) and the function Best Shot Selector (BSS).

The device also features dedicated lighting modes that allow it to carry out excellent pictures in all lighting conditions. There is also the functionality of high-speed continuous shooting up to 7.1 fps, recording Full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound and function of the simplified overview to 360 ° / 180 ° which allows you to shoot panoramic vertically and horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.

The camera also has an Underwater Scene mode which automatically selects to use the appropriate white balance in the construction of underwater photographs. To complete the technical equipment are the graphics processing EXPEED C2 which gives the device performance at high sensitivity and high image quality.


The new Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is definitely one of the Rugged compacts d the latest, most interesting and high-performance on the market. The available colors are very interesting, even though my favorite remains the purely mimetic perfectly the idea that returns No Limits at the base of the technical implementation and quality of the camera itself. The technical equipment, as mentioned, is excellent and allows the realization of excellent pictures even by the user even more demanding.

Where to Buy Nikon COOLPIX AW100

Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and...
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast...
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables...
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view...
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information...
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Value of Money

PROS : Water-resistant to 10 meters; EXPEED C2 processor, GPS module; Low-temperature resistant down to -10° C; 5x optical zoom Nikkor; Shockproof from a height of 1.5 meters, 3-inch LCD.


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