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Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a fully waterproof digital camera designed for underwater and adventure photography.

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Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $299
In Production: No
Launch Date: August 2011
Year Discontinued: 2013
Built-In Lens: 5-25mm F3.9-4.8 VR (28-140mm eqv.)
Lens Zoom (x): 5
Megapixels: 16.0
Format: Compact (1/2.3")
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 4608 x 3456
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Min. ISO: 125
Max. ISO: 3200
Still File Formats: JPEG
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Scene
Additional Features: In-Camera Retouching
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 4
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/1500
Max. Burst (FPS): 7.1
JPEG Buffer Size: 3
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous Lo, Continuous Hi
LCD Screen Size ("): 3.0
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 460,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: No
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: No Viewfinder (LCD Only)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 98
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -2 to 2
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1/3EV
Primary AF Type: Contrast Detect Autofocus
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: Yes
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Built-In Microphone: Mono
External Microphone: No
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 1080p/30, 720p/30, VGA/30
Video Autofocus: Continuous AF
Manual Video Controls: N/A
Built-In Flash: Yes
Hotshoe: No
Mount Type: Built-in Lens
Number of Media Slots: 1
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Connectivity: USB 2, Mini HDMI, GPS (Built-in)
Battery Model: EN-EL12
Battery Life (Frames): 250
Weather Sealing: Yes
Included Accessories: AN-CP23 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable
EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-65 Battery Charger
UR-E23 Filter Attachment
NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
Reference Manual CD
Other Notes: This camera is waterproof, coldproof, and shockproof.
Available Colors: Black, Orange, Blue, Camouflage
Please use the area below for camera reviews only. Comments on others' reviews and off-topic posts will be deleted.

1 Review

I wanted to like this camera and got it for a very nice price, however the image quality was a complete let down.  Images were not very sharp, even in basic outdoor photos under bright sun.  Extremely disappointed and I quickly sold it off.  Hopefully, the AW110 will be an upgrade in image quality.


One other note is that despite the "shockproof" designation, the large circular dial on the side is very flimsy and hollow feelling.  I feel like if you dropped or hit it in the right spot, it may easily break.  A rugged camera like this shouldn't have this hollow feeling of a plastic control on it.