Nikon Coolpix AW100

Last Updated (05 April’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video. The camera offers a GPS and e-Compass functions to mark the places (locations, landmarks, etc.) and add location information (latitude and longitude) to your images. Nikon Coolpix AW100 provides Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound which supported by movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped) and also has a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 460,000-dot High-Resolution for easy viewing your still images and movie even in low light conditions.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and writes;
“Video performance is much better thanks to the full HD 1080p mode with stereo sound, slow- and fast-motion options, the ability to use the optical zoom during recording and the economical MOV format, although the video features on offer are still somewhat basic.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and writes;
“Overall, the AW100 is an excellent first attempt from Nikon at a rugged camera. The compact point-and-shoot feels polished and refined, and performs admirably on all fronts, delivering snappier performance and sharper images than our previous Editors’ Choice rugged compact, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and writes;
“Video performance is pretty good, but it’s worth bearing in mind that if it’s a dedicated “action cam” you’re after for video, then something like the GoPro will be a better option for you. Straight video capture is detailed enough..”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and writes;
“Chromatic aberration is minimal in shots captured with the AW100, and sharpness is retained all the way to the edge of the frame, an advantage for landscape shooting. A number of advanced features also add to the fun of owning this camera, including high quality 1080p video, ultra high speed shooting at 240 frames per second, a GPS suite that actually works,”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techradar reviews the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix AW100 offers no-nonsense styling and shooting and gets a thumbs up for its blend of useful tech, entertaining features and overall picture quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and writes;
“The Coolpix AW100 is remarkably good for Nikon’s first venture into the rugged camera market. Its main strength is its range of features. Not only is is waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, it comes with built-in GPS, full 1080p HD video recording and much more.. the camera produces good images and videos and therefore takes its place in our Top 7 Cameras For Active Photographers.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 Features

Water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 can handle all weather in whatever conditions. You can bring it in diving to depths of up to 33-feet or shoot at temperatures as cold as 14° F. even it is not sweats of up to five feet. Wherever you put it in your hand, mounted to a surfboard, clipped on a backpack or attached to a scuba tank, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 is ready to capture every twist, splash, dive and crash which can be recorded in both still and Full HD (1080p) movies. Not only that, this Coolpix AW100 also offers a new Action Control for fast and easy operation to gloved hands. The camera allows you to capture every thrilling moment of each your action.


16.0 Megapixel CMOS Images Sensor

Featuring a 16.0 MP CMOS images sensor with a maximum ISO of 3200 that designed for low light, fast action and challenging shooting conditions, so you can capture high-impact photos with superb image quality and low noise. The camera use one-touch control for Full HD (1080p) movies that can be shoot three shots in about one second, so it’ll ensure you to capture each moment of your action. The camera also offers a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent field of view) and built-in VR that works in both still and video modes which allow you to get close of your subject.

Full HD (1080p) Movies with Stereo Sound

The camera is able to record Full HD (1080p) Movies with optical zoom capability and stereo audio. It also offers a creative movie mode which is a little more interesting for its ability to slow things down to 60, 120 or 240 FPS at reduced resolution, of course. The movies can be record in Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps, HD: 1280x720p / 30fps or iFrame® 540: 960×540 / 30fps which can be save in MPEG-4 AVC H.264 format. It is great feature that will capture each best action in your adventure. With a 3.0″ High-Resolution (460,000-dot) LCD, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 offers a wide angle view for easy viewing of all your images and movies with clear and brightness.


Built-in GPS, mapping and Electronic compass

The camera comes with built-in GPS, and e-compass, which has an internal map display. The map allows you to see your photos to record where it was taken. After images are uploaded to the ViewNX2 software, you can retrace your route or share it with Nikon’s own site as well. The camera will also track your location and movements even when it is not in use so your whole adventure can be viewed and share with other people.


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