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Nikon Coolpix AW110

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the responsiveness and design are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the flash and low light performance. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

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lens, shutter, low-light, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Nikon Coolpix AW110 Review


This compact camera is tough and offers a lot for the adventurist - GPS, Wi-Fi, compass, altimeter, and waterproof to 60 feet deep - but if don't need all that, you might feel shortchanged by the lack of other photography features and manual controls....

Water-sealed, rugged body ; Very fast burst modes ; Good image quality ; Good video quality ; Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, altimeter and compass ; Action (gesture) control for underwater shooting ; Quick effects feature is convenient ; Slim body fits in a...

Low light performance isn't great ; Few photo filters and effects ; Can't use flash in burst mode ; Lack of dial hinders menu navigation ; 5X zoom is modest ; No manual or semi-manual modes

This compact camera is tough and offers a lot for the adventurist - GPS, Wi-Fi, compass, altimeter, and waterproof to 60 feet deep - but if don't need all that, you might feel shortchanged by the lack of other photography features and manual controls....

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Nikon Coolpix AW110


The rugged Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a modest update to its predecessor, the AW100. It can go deeper under water and adds Wi-Fi, but still suffers at high ISO settings.

Sharp OLED display. Built-in Wi-Fi with remote viewfinder support. Integrated GPS. Waterproof to 59 feet. Action button. 5x zoom range

Not the best performance in low light. Narrow aperture compared with the competition. Image sharpness suffers at edges of frame. So-so high ISO image quality

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 ($349.95 direct) is the follow-up to the AW100, a tough compact that won our Editors' Choice award when we reviewed it back in late 2011. The 16-megapixel AW110 improves upon the earlier model in small ways, including an...

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Nikon Coolpix AW110 (Blue)


The Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a fairly minor update to 2012's AW100 , as you may have figured out by the incremental model number change.

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 is rated to survive being underwater down to 59 feet and drops of up to 6.6 feet along with being freezeproof and dustproof; has built-in GPS for geotagging among other things and Wi-Fi for easy shooting and sharing with iOS and...

While its shooting performance is good, the camera's spongy buttons might slow you down a bit and the camera's slow lens requires a lot of light to get the best shots.

If you're looking for a rugged camera, but don't want to sacrifice on-the-go sharing, the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a good place to start.


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Nikon Coolpix AW110


This is the third in a series of short underwater/rugged camera reviews on DPReview. We're testing the cameras concurrently, and once all six cameras have been reviewed, we'll publish a roundup of the class, comparing them directly.

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...

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Nikon Coolpix AW110


A day at the beach with Nikon's finest toughcam

If this is your first toughcam and, for some reason, you cannot find an AW100 for sale anywhere else, then by all means purchase a Coolpix AW110. This is especially relevant if you plan to use your new adventure cam for serious adventuring, like diving...

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"Does not play well with water"


After 3 days of use swimming/snorkeling on the surface the screen died. Nikon said that it is not covered under warranty (the camera is 3 weeks old) and they want $148.84 to repair it. The email from them and subsequent phone calls did not reveal why...

Good features, good form factor, was happy with the picture quality.

Water killed this camera, do not use in water.

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix AW110


alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix AW110 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Great Camera


Love this camera it is great for taking with me fishing in the Kayak.

Excellent camera ; Love the GPS tagging photos with coordinates ; WiFi is awesome use with my smart phone as the remote ; picture quality is wonderful ; compact ; great price for everything included

Wish WIFI worked with the video function

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Wish it still worked.


I never make reviews on products I buy, but I must share that I bought this camera 3 months ago. I took it to Hawaii for a week and it worked perfectly fine in the water snorkeling and all. Took it to Europe for 24 days and it worked great. Then I took...

fantastic picture quality and video resolution

stops working in the middle of your trip

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Do not buy - Not waterproof


After looking at the many waterproof / rugged camera options, I decided to go with Nikon. I have multiple Nikon dSLRs and lenses and have been very happy with them. I now wish that I had paid closer attention to the other negative reviews.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL12


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No