The Nikon Coolpix AW110 features a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, OLED screen and a 28-140mm equivalent stabilized zoom. It's waterproof to 18m (59ft), shockproof from a height of 2m (6.7ft), and freezeproof to 14° F . The AW110 also has built-in Wi-Fi that will connect to any compatible smartphone or tablet and GPS mapping. The GPS interfaces with Google Earth, has an electronic compass, maps, and points of interest such as scenic outlooks and landmarks.
Nikon COOLPIX AW110 Waterproof Compact Camera
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“ Overall, the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a full-featured rugged camera that performs well and takes photos that'll please all but the most discerning photographers.”
- 16 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
- 28-140mm equivalent F3.9-4.8 lens
- 1080/30 fps HD video
- 3 inch OLED screen with 614,000 dots
- Lens-shift and electronic VR image stabilization
- Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi
- Waterproof, Shockproof, and Freezeproof
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Lens-shift and Electronic VR (still pictures), Lens-shift VR (movies)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Digital zoom||Yes (up to 4x)|
|Manual focus||Yes (with 99 focus areas)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||1 cm (0.39″)|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||OLED monitor|
|Maximum aperture||F3.9 - F4.8|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1500 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||No|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||5.20 m|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Videography notes||Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps HD: 1280x720p / 30fps HS 1920x1080 / 15fps HS 1280x720 / 60fps HS 640x480 / 120fps HS 320x240 / 240fps iFrame® 540: 960x540 / 30fps Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264 VGA: 640x480|
|Storage types||SD / SDHC/SDXC|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof, Freezeproof)|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||193 g (0.43 lb / 6.81 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 65 x 25 mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 0.98″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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|Movie / video mode||
The Coolpix AW110 is a capable rugged camera with good photo quality for its class, an elaborate GPS feature, Wi-Fi for remote camera control, and a nice movie mode - all without breaking the bank. It can also go further underwater than any of its peers. Downsides include smudged details, blue color casts underwater, poor outdoor display visibility, and below average battery life.
Divers, serious GPS lovers, or anyone who wants a easy-to-use rugged camera that takes good pictures and movies. Wi-Fi connectivity and a low price make it even more appealing.
Not So Good For
Photographers who don't want to color correct underwater photos. Those taking photos in bright outdoor sunlight, or expect to get a full day of shooting on a single battery charge.
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hey all -- I would like to get my new husband a camera to take on our upcoming honeymoon. He is a nikon kinda guy and generally shoots concerts using a D300 with a whole host of lenses. He also has a Fuji X100 as a 'point and shoot' for walking around town etc. I know that he will likely end up taking both of these camera away with us (cambodia and thailand - everything from off road motorcycle tours to snorkeling) but I would like to buy him something in a lower price range for the beach/active sports where taking a $1000+ camera would be foolish. He used to have a smaller point & shoot that I just bought waterproof zipbag for but I can't seem to find one for the X100 and I still get nervous about having that camera sitting around on the beach while we are napping in the sun..... any advice? (besides that I am the best coolest wife?) is a $300ish camera like the Nikon Coolpix AW110 or Olympus Tough TG-2 good enough for a "serious" photographer or is this just a waste? is something ...
None of the compacts are serious tools for photography. But from what you wrote, may I assume that you want to relax and have fun without having to worry about your gear? When I go on vacation, I take 2 cameras… a serious camera (Fuji X-E1) and the fun camera - an Olympus TG-320. The Oly came with a bright orange floating strap so it doesn't end up at the bottom of the lake. This is very important. Being a tough camera, I made a bicycle mount for it for trail riding, it goes skiing with me, it slides down the water slide at the hot springs (video is hilarious!), etc. I can't imagine doing so many things with the X-E1… or even a Nikon 1 AW, if I owned one. The bottom line… I didn't get pictures on my TG-320 that would look great as an 8x10. But I did get a lot of snap shots that make me smile :-D It's up to you to decide if you want to be a photographer or a tourist on your honeymoon. Congratulations! P.S. DPR did a comparison of recent waterproof compacts. I won't say ... Continue Reading
Look at it this way; he's got still cameras but he hasn't got a GoPro. Whether it is strapped to his or your helmet, chest, the bike, boat, car or plane, it takes stunning videos and stills. You could also take stills from the video. Since he apparently enjoys post processing, he could make videos that mixed both stills and video. Since most images are viewed on some kind of monitor these days, some of the image might as well move. If blending still and video in that way, to make a hybrid, it is as well to remember to shoot stills in 16:9 format where possible with every camera. Continue Reading
The big question is 'will he be happy with point & shoot quality for beach pictures?' If you think he will then try looking at the cheaper waterproof P&S cameras like the Fuji offerings. You can also get decent underwater cases for the likes of the X100 for about 300 beer tokens. If you can afford the 800 then the AW1 looks like the best option you could get, from reading the reviews. Continue Reading
Nikon AW110 Compass not working
Have a Nikon AW110 for few days now and all seems good except for the compass. The GPS, maps, point of interest all work, but the compass stays stuck on North, won't change to the round compass when flat and displays an "Unable to correct compass" message when trying to correct the compass. Any suggestions?
I am considering 3 underwater cameras for an upcoming BVI trip that will include alot of snorkeling. I have read many reviews..and most focus on general picturetaking. I have a Canon Rebel for those non-rugged pictures so my use of this new camera will be for taking picures around and underwater and when snow skiing primarily. My main concern is ease of taking the picture ...and clear, color, correct pictures underwater . I will probably blow some of them up..and I know this is an issue with some of the cameras. So while that would be great to get an 8X10 or 11X14, of good quality, it might be last on my list of needs. The 3 cameras that I have purchased..and need to pick 1 from are: Olyumpus -TG-630 Nikon Cool pix AW110 Fugi XP-60 The Nikon was about $100 more than the other 2, and has features like wifi and gps that are nice, but not needed. I am the family photographer...and love taking pictures..but am not all about the gadgets..I just need good quality and color in my ...