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Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange)

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  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
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Technical Details

Color: Orange
  • image-stabilization

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Product Details

Color: Orange
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.4 x 2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005IGVY92
  • Item model number: 26293
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (928 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2011

Product Description

Color: Orange

From the Manufacturer


The Nikon COOLPIX AW100

You live to be “in the moment,” so anything that brings back the rush is worth it. The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof, so you can take it on all of your extreme adventures. It 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. Life on the road deserves GPS + e-Compass, so the AW100's got these too. Add a 3-inch monitor, our new Action Control for easily adjusting settings when wearing gloves plus a range of in-camera special effects, and you've got a camera as rugged as you. Start saving those action-packed memories—every view and heartbeat.

what's in the box

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange),AN-CP23 Camera Strap, EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh), UC-E6 USB Cable, EG-CP16 Nikon Audio/Video Cable, MH-65 Battery Charger, UR-E23 Filter Attachment, NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM, Reference Manual CD and 1 Year Limited Warranty.


Durable, all-weather construction

Ready for extreme adventures

Water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof

The AW100 can handle all that Mother Nature can throw at it. Take it diving to depths of up to 33-feet. Shoot at temperatures as cold as 14° F. And don't sweat drops of up to 5-feet. Whether it's in your hand, mounted to a surfboard, clipped on a backpack or attached to a scuba tank, every twist, splash, dive and crash can be recorded in both still and Full HD (1080p) movie. Plus, Nikon's new Action Control brings fast and easy operation to gloved hands. The AW100 lets you capture every thrilling moment from inside the action—not the sidelines.

Great pictures even in lowlight

Shoot in extreme low light

16.0-MP CMOS sensor

Adventure doesn't always happen during perfect photo-taking conditions. Imagine sharp images produced 33-feet underwater, photos and movies captured while you explore a dark cave or get in one last run as the sun is setting. What does it take to get these and more? A 16.0-MP CMOS sensor that blazes through low light, fast action and challenging shooting conditions to capture high-impact photos with exceptional image quality and low noise. Shoot 3 shots in about one second, plus one-touch control for Full HD (1080p) movies combine to ensure not a single moment of your action-packed lifestyle is missed.

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

Star in your own viral movies

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

Don't just share some photos with friends, put them inside the action with you. Imagine reliving the downhill snowboarding rush, the incredible view as you hang glide down a 4,000-foot peak or showing your friends exactly what you experienced "shooting the tube" in Hawaii. Attach the AW100 to your gear, and with a single touch of the control you're creating an in-the-action Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound. You'll capture all of life's adventures from a whole new perspective—your own.



Built-in GPS, mapping and e-Compass

See where you’re going, mark where you’ve been

Built-in GPS, mapping and e-Compass

Imagine you and a friend are white water rafting down an unfamiliar route. The AW100's rugged waterproof build can take the pounding action while you record photos and movies of this incredible adventure, and it's built-in GPS can track your progress with Nikon View NX2 software, Nikon's mypicturetown photo sharing site or Google Earth™. Its built-in maps let you view your path, and its 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. Your GPS travelogue will give you bragging rights as you share the adventure with your friends.


Action control for easy adjustments on-the-go

Creative control even in gloves

A handy Action Control feature

More creativity at your fingertips—even if your fingertips are enclosed in ski gloves! The AW100's handy Action Control feature makes it easy to adjust specific camera settings. Wrapped up in the action with no time to adjust? The AW100 automatically adjusts camera settings. And if you're looking to add creativity, select in-camera effects such as black and white, or selective color. There's even an underwater mode to keep images colorful and properly exposed.



VR image stabilization

Steady even when you’re not

The AW100's five advanced VR image stabilizing features automatically reduce the streaky images associated with shaky cameras.



Motion Tracking System

Sharper objects in motion

To ward off motion blur, the AW100's motion detector automatically tracks moving subjects and adjusts the camera's settings to keep them in focus.




Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a very nice camera for the money. The ease of use and quality of the pictures is outstanding. Read more ›
It is very disappointing to have a $300 camera go bad after so…My pictures were good, but having the camera be unable to take 2 trips in the salt water is unacceptable. I… Read more ›
The land pictures are fair. The underwater pictures are good. We went down to 20 feet. Read more ›
Very very good quality. a very good option for parents with small childrens. The image quality is excellent Read more ›
It held up great in the salt Water, still works fine till this day. Purchased this camera because i wanted to get some under water shots, and was great. I'v droped it 3… Read more ›
- The GPS works well and embeds the coordinates and location info right into the picture - Pictures are pretty good both in and out of the water Read more ›
My second Nikon Coolpix and probably my last. When the camera worked, the picture and video quality was good. Read more ›
I love it. Video is great too. Read more ›
While it's not your professional underwater camera, it…Both still and video were great and we had the time of our lives and have the pictures and video to remember it by. Read more ›
I was absolutely amazed at the quality of the video this is…The video is amazingly sharp, although the audio is not very tightly focused on where the video is being shot. Read more ›
This camera is amazing and takes underwater use clear photos and HD video is excellent, you can download the recording speed, I recommend Read more ›
I recommend turning it off unless you plan on taking a pic you want to gps pin. the hd video is clear and the sound crisp. the shock proof and waterproof make it a great… Read more ›
Wonderful product, easy to use. Read more ›
camera takes excellent pictures and is easy to use. I did some underwater pictures snorkeling in Hawaii and they turned out awesome. Read more ›
The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a great little camera for anyone who likes to snorkel. It's easy to use and took good underwater pictures. Further, it took acceptable pictures… Read more ›
Of course, I can't get quite as close to them as I get to the…Good enough for most uses, at a price that you wouldn't expect to be getting gallery quality, anyway. Yes,… Read more ›
Love this camera especially the underwater shots. It is easy to use and very compact. It makes a nice gift. Read more ›
very good camera so far. Its easy to use and seems pretty durable. Takes great pictures and videos. Read more ›
It doesn't take the best pics in the world but does great to be a tough camera. The underwater settings are great. Even going down a water slide it takes great video. Read more ›
Great point and shoot for early photographers. Settings are easy to use and intuitive, fun to use underwater as well. Read more ›
The pictures are crisp, but I haven't found a reliable high-speed indoor setting. The underwater, panoramic, and landscape settings are excellent. The only setback is the… Read more ›
This camera worked great for a year, and it indeed took underwater HD movies. The macro function is very good, better than my Canon DSLR. Read more ›
The video modes are great. Sure, the 240 FPS mode is at 320 pixels but it's still cool and the 720p 60 FPS mode is great for catching action or subtle slo mo. The menus are… Read more ›
Camera worked great in the water and took excellent pictures (except for operator errors). Camera functions were easy to learn and use. I would highly recommend buying this… Read more ›
I suggest you buy this orange color if you're like my dad who loses stuff easily. The orange color is easy to spot in the snow if you lose it like he has. I highly… Read more ›
This little camera has no problems with leaking or condensation even in very warm water. It's too bad about this coolpix because the color is cool! Read more ›
For land shots we took some of the jungle and ruins on scenery…Exposure control and color are very good, and the image compression engine was fast and not overtly 'lossy'. Read more ›
I bought it for the underwater aspect but have begun using it for all my picture taking. Pictures and video are great quality and color. Camera holds a charge for a long time. Read more ›
Like the P300, it produces excellent color balance, clarity and (less impressive than P300) on semi/medium low-light. Sadly, I was not able to compare and explore more of… Read more ›
It is bright in color and cool looking. Used it to capture surf boarders at the California beaches this summer. Read more ›
The fit and finish is good, a few scuff marks, but…The battery life is also good, I would suggest a back up, I have a charger that I use to recharge the lithium battery. Read more ›
It wouldn't power up when I got it. I made sure the battery was charged fully, tried it again, nothing. I was not foiled by its refusal to submit to my commands so easy… Read more ›
The battery life is great as well. I took 300 pictures in the week trip we took and only had to charge the battery once. Read more ›
While I didn't buy this camera off Amazon, after buying it locally I had an issue right out the gate. The battery was fully charged prior to my using in the camera. It was… Read more ›
Back in my room I opened the…I blew that away, took out the battery, recharged it, and the camera came back to life once the battery was fully charged and re-inserted. F… Read more ›
I would take a good hard look at others before buying this one. The battery charger is a huge issue as well with this camera for anybody that needs to charge on the run. Goo… Read more ›
I was sick of the poor quality of the old Kodak underwater cameras,…The price tag was reasonable and, after sifting through the reviews, I took the plunge (ha ha, puns). Read more ›
Very easy to use. Has good instructions that are easy to follow and Amazon's price was unbelievable!! The orange color will make it easy to spot in my bag. Read more ›
Overall the value is good, but the biggest disappointment is the battery and depth performance. I plan to hunt for additional equipment that might overcome this . . . Read more ›
I love this canmera because the quality it's so good, I like the color too, and the pictures under the water are so good, and I buy it for a good price. Read more ›
It takes great photos, decent video, and has outstanding battery life. If it died today, I would call it good value and buy another one. Read more ›
Well worth the price. Takes great underwater pictures. Read more ›
Worked great for work, inclement weather photo taking was great. Zoom was solid. Image quality was good. Read more ›
My underwater tip is to get as close as possible if you want good colors in…The zoom works great but your pictures will not have the color they get from the close shots. Read more ›
What…The auto focus setting adjusts in low light settings and the zoom (again, for a camera that goes UNDERWATER and therefore can't physically zoom closer) is awesome. Read more ›
We did buy a floating wristlet when we went snorkeling and even our tour camera guy thought it was a great camera. The zoom was easy to use as the overall camera itself. It… Read more ›
When I changed that for a more expensive car, the video worked fine. My only complaint is that when using video the zoom is fast and jerky. I need to do more research and… Read more ›
Generally speaking whenever I find a good shot where I would like a powerful zoom I'm in a place where I would not have lugged a camera any larger or less durable than this… Read more ›
one plus is that the coating on the lens is amazingly resistant to water spots. Read more ›
The optical compatibility produced very nice high magnification images. The non-protruding lens is very convenient to getting fairly close to the eyepiece of the scope. The… Read more ›
I got the AW110, as a Nikon refurb, for nearly $100 less! The current Nikon model is the AW120 (it has a faster f2.8 lens). Hope this helps someone. :) Read more ›
I own and routinely use 4 DSLRs and 5…No, it will not give you what a DSLR with good lenses can (at twenty times the price), but it will give you plenty to be very useful. Read more ›
Good features easy to operate. Very easy to obscure lens when holding camera to take pictures. But a fair price. Read more ›
A product of excellent quality, design and functionality, with a clear lens sumanete pun HD technology, GPS and more functions that allows the user to have an experiance of… Read more ›
I thought the orange color was really cool and the overall layout of controls and buttons was good, but what's the point if it can't take the photos you want?! Read more ›
The Gps feature eats batteries and I just turn it off. Buttons are easy to understand, and access. Menus are simple and clear. Read more ›
The biggest worry I have about other models is how well a touch screen will work when wet or with gloved hands. Having buttons was nice. -Start-up time. Read more ›
Takes outstanding pictures. Very easy interface and simplistic menus. If you are looking for a camera that has "beauty fix" and other add ins to make your pictures… Read more ›
So every time you use the other hand, fingers show up in the pictures. Other than that, I liked well marked control buttons. Read more ›
Boot up times are fast, some the pre-programmed setting are nice but the interface isn't 100% intuitive some allow flash, some don't, the gps is confusing and the camera is… Read more ›
Just boggles the mind a bit. Could have a better flash and also the back screen is huge but isnt has high quality as the pictures it takes Read more ›
I was shocked by the quality of pictures it takes, both under water and out of water. The view screen is huge. So happy with this purchase! Read more ›
This camera is not a professional one but the performance is ok, be careful with the screen is easy to scratshs! Read more ›
It takes great photos and video. The large screen is great for underwater photos. I like that it saves lots of information about the photos, including aperture, exposure… Read more ›
When the pictures are shown on a TV with big screen, they are of incredible quality.. Read more ›
The first impression was good. Lightweight, good looking with a nice screen. But after using it is not even close of what I expected. Read more ›
I used to use a Cannon Powershot with a bulky case now this beauty is much easier to carry and easier to see the screen. I have so far tested it in the ocean to around 18… Read more ›
In fact the kids take photos frequently in the pool and this…Overall if you want 'decent' photos on a camera that is easy to carry around then this one works for you. Read more ›
spot on and is water proof in water and salt water. took to Caribbean and had it in water and snorkeling took great pics and movies. the neck strap is nice to carry it… Read more ›
Good quality and easy to use. Particularly useful to carry as a back up to my DSLR. Produces high standard pictures. Read more ›
It shot some detail shots of some old cars at a…This camera is only a bit bigger than my Iphone so it is easy to carry around and has many image profiles to pick from. L… Read more ›
Easy to use, nice orange color. Light and easy to carry. Can take good photos in the daylight. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4,888 of 4,932 people found the following review helpful By K. Chua on December 20, 2011
Color Name: Orange
I've been looking at waterproof and tough camera for over a year now... and I eventually chose this one!

About me: I'm a techie, over 20 years in photography (started early), played with very many DSLR and compact cameras. I buy best-of-breed and I'm not very brand loyal (SLR I've used/owned include: Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Canon; Compact camera I've used/own: Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and now Nikon).

I did a lot of research (including Canon, Pentax, Olympus) and eventually narrowed down to: Panasonic TS3 (aka FT3 in Europe), Nikon AW100, Sony TX10

** Sony TX10 - I love its image sensor, its rugged yet sleek ultra compactness. Unfortunately the lack of GPS killed it. For an all-weather sports camera, you expect to travel everywhere and often in areas you find difficult to mark on Google Maps.

** Panasonic TS3 vs Nikon AW100 - There are many forum that compare the specs of these two cameras so I won't bore you. Both have great specs for a rugged compact; and both have similar setbacks (e.g. no RAW or manual controls, but don't forget they are not suppose to be high-end compact cameras)

Panasonic TS3/FT3 is one of my final 2 because:
1. Panasonic makes exceptional compact cameras (well-designed, and they're heavily invested in compact cameras, including their m4/3).
Nikon's compacts are hit or miss, and more miss actually, when compared to Panasonic or Canon seems lagging behind.
2. Panasonic's TS3 is the third generation of rugged compacts... so Panasonic must have refined it and nailed everything.
Nikon has no rugged compacts and AW100 is the first - risky!
3. Panasonic seems to produce very good underwater images (e.g. fishes, corals) seem more natural straight off camera.
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770 of 789 people found the following review helpful By Alan Montgomery on September 21, 2011
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
I have had this camera a few days now and have been very impressed with the tests I've put it through thus far. This camera does everything Nikon says it will and does them all wonderfully.

Overall Build
This is a small camera in your hands which is a good and bad thing. It's great because it means it's easy to slip in your pants or shirt pocket and always keep with you. It weighs little enough that you hardly notice it's there. I see where some people could see this as an issue because the buttons on it are very small in order to have the back LCD as large as possible. It does not feel cheap even though it's made out of plastic and although I don't plan on doing a drop test, I am confident it would survive a drop from chest high.

Picture Quality
With an 8GB SD card I don't see a reason to shoot at any other setting than the highest resolution, so all my playing around with it was done at this setting. The JPEGs that come out look great. The images are sharp, have good color and the auto whitebalance has done an amazing job. The main thing I was worried about was having to do difficult WB corrections after the fact if it wasn't right on with the WB, but so far it has been spot on in full sun shots, shady shots, indoor with incandescent and indoor with fluorescent lights. I honestly think the 16MP is a little overkill, but will keep shooting at full resolution as I don't know when I'll need those extra pixels. Lastly, low light shooting has definitely exceeded my expectations. I thought with a sensor as small as this one there would be lots of noise in the final result but even at the higher ISO levels the pictures are very clear and useable.

Video
I don't really plan on using this for video too much but have tested it out nonetheless.
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653 of 681 people found the following review helpful By Robert Cozzi on October 16, 2011
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
I tend to replace my point-n-shoot about every 3 years. I normally shoot a Nikon D90 but last year upgraded to a D7000.

[UPDATE Feb 2012] The original camera was replaced by Nikon since it failed on the 2nd use in water. This one worked through our Caribbean holiday for 4 full days before it started overheating and would not shut off. It stayed on until the battery drained. Leaving it "sit overnight" and then removing and recharging the battery got it working again, however I could feel the heat the longer it was in use.

The disappointing thing is this camera takes such great photos and now that we got it to work underwater, we know it takes fairly good underwater photos and video. But there's something wrong with either its design or the manufactured batch that we received. Had it too long to return to Amazon for a refund, so I'm probably going to send it a 2nd time back to Nikon. Note their repair service is great, but you have to be proactive and follow up or your repair/replacement will just sit there until you call them and ask for a status update. Once I did that after two weeks of hearing nothing and no status changes they said they'd check and the replacement was shipped out the next day.
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I took it to the Bahamas in order to test out the underwater capabilities. I also took along the D90 for "good" photos. After some fumbling with the crappy menu system, (its just me) I found that the AW100 photos were at least as good as the D90. The default color settings were wonderful. The video was better than expected above water, and much better than the Kodak PlaySport below water. The still photos (above water) were so good in fact, that I left the D90 in the hotel room safe for the rest of the trip.
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