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Nikon COOLPIX AW100
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Nikon COOLPIX AW100

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon COOLPIX AW100: Review

Review guidelines
8 August 2013
  • Summary: 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...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix AW100

PC Magazine
2 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a rugged point-and-shoot camera that, while a bit on the pricey side, captures sharp images and can take quite a beating without a hiccup.
  • Pros: Sharp photos. Waterproof to 33 feet. Shockproof to 5 feet. Full HD movies. Action button. Fast performance.
  • Cons: Pricey. So-so low-light performance. Limited zoom range. Focus issues while recording video.
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Overall 9
8.6
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review

What Digital Camera
2 February 2012
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is priced at £299.99 (from Nikon’s web site) but shopping around online can get it significantly cheaper, the lowest I found being £249.99, nevertheless, it still positions the AW100 at the higher end of the ruggedised digital compact camera market.You can buy better water...
  • Pros: Feature rich, Waterproof, Freeze proof and shockproof, Filter adapter, Good image quality.
  • Cons: Expensive, Power usage (particularly with GPS switched on), Image Noise
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Overall 7
6.8

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
30 December 2011
  • Summary: Since smartphones today can take impressive photos with ease, camera manufacturers are forced to come up with additional features that entice consumers to shell out an extra two to three hundred dollars for a point and shoot camera.
  • Pros: Fun and useful motion controls, Rugged and waterproof, Good image stabilization
  • Cons: Pricey, Poor battery life, Noise at ISO 400
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon AW100 Review

Digital Photography School
2 December 2011
  • Conclusion: average snapshot images.
  • Pros: you’re out and about, wet and wild; the GPS function can be useful in your activities.
  • Cons: you may find the control buttons hard to locate when underwater.
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Overall 7
6.7

Expert Review

reviewed
28 November 2011
  • Summary: Nikon's new AW100 isn't perfect, but it's the best toughcam of 2011.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nikon Coolpix AW100

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: As Nikon's first everything-proof camera the AW100 enters boldly with a body that is waterproof down to 10m, shockproof to 1.5m and freezeproof to -10C. Plus, this ultra-compact packs a built-in GPS, digital compass, world map and a 5X wide-angle optical zoom lens with image stabilization.
  • Pros: Great automatic white balance, Nicely saturated colors, Extremely low distortion, Fine-stepped zoom, Speedy GPS, compass and world map, Above average autofocus speed, Fast power on and off times, Excellent rugged and waterproof construction
  • Cons: Visible noise at all ISO settings, Over-exposes often, Strong edge softness, Slow lens on wide-end, Below average image stabilization, Display not exposure-priority, Impossible to setup video framing, One second video recording delay
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Trusted Reviews
29 June 2012
  • Summary: Is Nikon's first 'tough' compact tough enough to stare down the opposition?
  • Pros: Tough enough to take anywhere, Uncomplicated and easy to use, Delivers excellent image quality outdoors, Slow-motion video capture and Panoramic modes
  • Cons: Buttons a bit small and tightly clustered, Auto White Balance easily fooled under artificial lighting
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Pocket Lint
22 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AW100 offers a tough build that will keep shooting in all conditions. It will survive water down to a depth 10m, drops from 1.5m and temperatures down to -10 degrees celcius, meaning you're well protected whether on the beach or from that pint glass of wine that always gets knocked over.
  • Pros: Packed with features, solid build
  • Cons: Image noise, controls can be a little fiddly, action button controls could be better
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Overall 10
10
Build quality 10
10

Nikon Coolpix AW100 review

Stuff.tv
1 May 2012
  • Pros: Looks that could kill, Excellent photos even at high ISO, Digital compass is cool
  • Cons: Almost budget DSLR money
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