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Nikon Coolpix AW100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2010 reviews of Nikon Coolpix AW100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the control panel and viewfinder. The shutter and lens get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix AW100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix AW100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix AW100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the lens. Reviews are divided on the screen.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix AW100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1053 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix AW100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the viewfinder and sensor, while there are some mixed comments about the lens.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, durability

reliability, focus, sensor, viewfinder

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 is good rugged choice, but not without limitations

 

A slow lens keeps this high-end tough camera from being a better low-light performer.

The ; has good rugged specifications for its price and solid GPS performance. The camera is also fairly easy to use out of the box.

The AW100's slow lens requires more use of high ISO settings or slow shutter speeds. Its controls feel spongy and occasionally unresponsive due to the waterproofing and the body's somewhat slippery.

The rugged Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a fine choice for shallow water or dry land adventures -- just make sure you have plenty of light.

Jul, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100

 

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a rugged point-and-shoot camera that, while a bit on the pricey side, captures sharp images and can take quite a beating without a hiccup.

Sharp photos. Waterproof to 33 feet. Shockproof to 5 feet. Full HD movies. Action button. Fast performance.

Pricey. So-so low-light performance. Limited zoom range. Focus issues while recording video.

Performance and Conclusions The AW100 is the speediest rugged camera that we've tested. It can start up and grab a shot in 1.4 seconds, only requires 0.8 second of recycle time between photos, and records a 0.1-second shutter lag. Other rugged cameras...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Hands On Preview

 

One of six new Coolpix cameras debuting this September from Nikon of which Steve's was able to get a hands on preview, the AW100 is the first underwater camera Nikon has made in over a decade. And what a fun little camera this is. Make sure the lock is...

Aug, 2011

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a new waterproof, shock-proof, cold-resistant compact digital camera. The AW100 is Nikon's first foray into the weather-proof camera market and is is waterproof to 10 meters, shock-proof to 1.5 meters, and freezeproof to as...

Looking much like a regular digital camera, the new Nikon Coolpix AW100 can withstand almost everything that life can throw at it, underwater, in the cold, from a moderate height, although it's not dust- or crush-proof like some rivals. The inclusion...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100

 

Boasting GPS, shockproof, waterproof, and freezeproof capabilities, and a trend-setting appearance, the Nikon AW100 doesn't quite rise to the challenge of creating crisp images worthy of its 16-megapixel sensor. Pros: Nice design; Good shutter button;...

Nice design; Good shutter button; High resolution; Good shot-to-shot time; Includes GPS maps

Buttons are hard to press; Corners are soft; Flash overwhelms close up; Frustrating controls; Worse than average print quality

Overall, the Nikon AW100 worked well enough, but I really did have a tough time with the buttons. They're just too hard to press. I took a lot of shots with EV set inadvertently to underexpose (a whole outing, in fact, which has never happened before...

Expert review by : Mike Mackenzie (layersmagazine.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100

 

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 represents the company s initial offering in the rugged compact camera market.

Solid build; great LCD screen

No manual setting; no RAW; must master scene modes

The Coolpix AW100 is a good camera, but there’s definitely room for improvement.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Nikon COOLPIX AW100

 

Nikon finally got the ruggedized camera right in the AW100, it seems. The AW100 is still a compromise in some respects (battery life), but image quality is good enough for most purposes and, with waterproofing to 33 ft and shockproofing to 5, it can...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 - A Rugged Companion

 

In the adverts, the AW100 says "I am an adventurer." Built to withstand depths of up to (or down to) 10m, resistant to shock from heights up to 1.5m and able to withstand temperatures down to -10°C, the AW100 is one of those rugged cameras you can take...

Rugged good looks ; Easy to use camera ; Good image quality

Action button doesn't work ; GPS menu hidden ; Image quality best at ISO400 and lower

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 marries rugged good looks with good image quality. As with most rugged cameras, you have to work within trade-offs, the stronger zoom toggle offers less finesse than a standard compact camera's zoom nub, but it's sturdier. There...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review: Coolpix Gets Tough

 

For those leading an adventurous life wishing to record it using a camera that can keep up as well as hold up, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a fine choice. What it is lacking in the noise-to-signal department, in somewhat flat colors and battery retention...

Fun and useful motion-based controls, Rugged and waterproof, Good image stabilization

Pricey, Poor battery life, Noise at ISO 400

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Perlman (technobuffalo.com)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review – A Boot Camp Survivor (Video)

 

Sgt. Perlman of the TechnoBuffalo Rugged Device Boot Camp signing in with with a review of the Nikon Coolpix AW100. This little nancy has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, which gave it an extra bite over Nikon's entry-level CCD chips. The…

Dec, 2011

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