Offering adventures protection from shock, water and freezing conditions, the new AW 100 from Nikon is its first foray into the rugged camera category. AW100 packs a 5x Zoom – NIKKOR ED glass lens and a 16.0-MP CMOS sensor to record low-light and fast-action photos and Full HD (1080p) movies.

A GPS and Electronic Compass are on the AW100 for extreme adventures and for good memories. A built-in map lets you view your path, and the Electronic compass is an extra safety measure that can even help you ascertain which branch to take if there’s a fork in the stream. With a 3-inch monitor and new Action Control for easily adjusting settings plus a range of in-camera special effects, the new Nikon Coolpix AW100 lets you capture every thrilling moment from inside the action.

The fast and compact Nikon Coolpix AW100 can be used underwater to a depth of 33 feet, is shock resistant from a drop of five feet and weather resistant down to a 14°F. Because every extra ounce matters when packing for a trek, the Coolpix AW100 is one of the thinnest and lightest among true water-proof cameras at aproximately 0.9 inches thin and 6.3 ounces light.





Nikon CoolPix specifications:

  • Sensor: CMOS, 16 million effective pixels
  • Sensor size: 1/2.3-in
  • Focal length: 5.0 – 25.0 mm
  • Zoom: 5x optical; 4x digital
  • Image stabilization: Lens-shift VR
  • Sensitivity: ISO 125 to 3200
  • Display: 3.0-in TFT LCD with Anti-reflexion coating
  • Storage: 83 MB Internal Memory; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: JPEG, WAV, MOV
  • Movie: Full HD: 1320×1080/30fps; HD: 1280x720p/30fps
  • Connectivity: HI-Speed USB, A/V output, HDMI Mini Connector
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New Nikon Coolpix AW100


Nikon COOLPIX AW100 reviews:

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 produced images of above average quality. The 16-megapixel CMOS sensor used in the AW100 suffers from noisy images even at the relatively slow speed of ISO200. The Coolpix AW100 dealt well with chromatic aberation, with limited purple fringing effects appearing mostly in high contrast situations. More about Nikon Coolpix AW100 image quality you can read on AW100 review from

Nikon Coolpix AW100 rugged camera


The Nikon Coolpix AW100 has a very flat simple design, which is great when you want to lay it down for a self-portrait without it rocking around and falling over. The buttons are easy to press and the camera responds accordingly. They are also laid out logically and intuitively. More about CoolPix AW100 build, design and performance you can read on Nikon Coolpix AW100 review by This websites concludes:

For those leading an adventurous life wishing to record it using a camera that can keep up as well as hold up, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a fine choice. What it is lacking in the noise-to-signal department, in somewhat flat colors and battery retention it makes up for with convenience, ease-of-use, versatility and overall fun.


The AW100 has a built-in GPS that adds geographic coordinates to photos automatically. This lets you view the location at  which they were taken when you use the camera with compatible software like Picasa and iPhoto. Other technical features and comparision with competitors you can find on Nikon Coolpix AW100 review by

Video review about Coolpix AW100 you can see on youtube.

New Coolpix AW100 from Nikon




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Nikon Aw100


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Coolpix Aw100



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