Summary: DO NOT BUY This Camera. I researched this camera extensively here on amazon and on the internet. I saw that others had leak problems but chalked it up to them being incompetent at closing the camera. I purchased the camera and initially was disappointed with the quality of the pictures but eventually got it worked out by changing the settings.
Summary: I am incredibly disappointed. I have an earlier version of the Coolpix AW110 and it works well and does what I need it to do. I was pretty impressed with it as a point and shoot camera. I decided to get this one for a beach vacation we were going on and it worked okay - the option to change the pictures instantly was a neat feature. But sometimes the camera would freeze in the middle of taking the picture.
Summary: I bought the AW110 for our honeymoon to Hawaii last year. My wife and I used it snorkeling twice on that trip; we went back to Hawaii this summer and used it for snorkeling. It worked for about 30 minutes and then the screen went black. I sent it to Nikon, after speaking w/ their CS and they told me to mail it to their service center in Torrance, CA.
Summary: Avoid this camera! Search the web, PLENTY of people complaining about the leaky battery door. My LCD stopped working after my second snorkel trip. I'm not stupid, I know how to close and properly latch the battery compartment. I actually like how hard it is to accidentally open the door, but the seal is garbage. If you're just using it on land and hoping the "waterproof" feature will protect you from accidental spills and such, I'm sure it will be fine.
Summary: I purchased this camera just a little over a year ago for underwater pictures and Wi-Fi benefits. No problems until this weekend when water seeped into the camera and ruined everything. If you read manufacturer's warranty, it says waterproof packing may deteriorate after one year which should be replaced at your expense. They are right - mine crashed one year and 3 weeks later. My bad for not reading this before purchase.
Summary: Leaked after two days of use. I don't think I did anything wrong. Never opened it outdoors. I've been able to dry it out to the point where everything works except taking a photo. Won't accept sd card anymore.
Summary: I bought this for our trip in Tahiti May/June 2014. Half of the trip it would turn on but wouldn't take pictures. Then when we got back from the trip and used it for one beach trip it stopped working altogether. Do not waste your money on this camera!
Summary: I bought this camera for a 6 week trip to Thailand in April. We used the camera 3 times over the past 3 months and when I went to charge it the camera was completely dead. By that I mean it will not charge, turn on, there is just no response. We tried a new battery and a new charger, but nothing worked. The camera was never exposed to any elements nor was it ever dropped or banged on anything.
Not waterproof!! And poor customer service makes it even worse...
Richard Erstad, Amazon
1 July 2014
Summary: Despite what the name says, do not count on this camera being waterproof. I have owned numerous Nikon cameras over the years (I actually own three Nikon DSLRs right now), so I have been a long-time supporter of Nikon. This camera, however, really let me and my daughter down. I bought it for her right before a trip to the Caribbean and wanted it to be waterproof since she loves snorkeling. It came shortly before the trip. Nice size, seemed easy to use and set up.