Excerpt: I'm a photo enthusiast and I wanted something I could use in the lake, ocean and pool and this compact beauty makes it fun and easy. The buttons are small enough to eliminate the need for a cumbersome case, but with a depth limit of 59ft, I can go pretty deep. It's so simple to use and operate too! My only problem is that some of my photos don't have the quality they would with a professional grade camera, but for price and it's uses, I won't complain.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
This refurbished camera did not perform up to expectation when under water
Michael See-Guan Yeo, Amazon
30 May 2014
Summary: I just took the camera to Maldives few days ago and used it at the beach front seawater. The camera was ok initially but later it was not functioning. After drying it and sitting for a few hours, all electronic functions & LCD were back to live by itself as water inside the camera dried out. However the lens remain full of vapour hence I still could not take sharp pictures and I have to wait for three days till it gets better. The camera looks 90% recovered today.
Summary: I bought one of these last year at a target store while on vacation in Orlando for discovery cove, for $349.00. It took amazing shots and video at depths greater than 15ft. I was using it underwater for hours with no problems, and no signs of leakage. When I got out of the water, I noticed I must have scratched the orange paint on a rock. The scratch bothered me so much that I exchanged it the next day for a new one. I keep my electronics meticulous.
Summary: Have sold this camera and in the first use in the water can not see nothing , screen was black. I have sent it back but they said that the battery was wet so they can not replace o give money back.
Summary: We bought this camera for a trip to Hawaii, specifically for snorkeling. On our third day when it just went into the water it flooded. We were loving it until then. The camera was locked as it should be. We then did some research and found out this is a common problem for the aw100. We should have done our homework better. Nikon does not seem to stand behind this product and we lost out.