Nikon Coolpix AW100 Waterproof Camera Review

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 Conclusion

I loved using the Nikon Coolpix AW100 and only reluctantly returned it after Nikon sent me a second late notice. It’s a really wonderful outdoor point-and-shoot – rugged, reliable and quick – all the things you want from a camera you take along for mountain biking, skiing and other outdoor activities. And although the image quality isn’t as good as a non-waterproof point-and-shoot camera, it’s the best I’ve seen so far from a rugged, compact camera and it’s more than good enough for 8.5×11-inch and maybe even 11×14-inch prints. Under the right circumstances, I’d even submit AW100 photos for magazine publication. Sometimes availability makes all the difference in the world for a good photo. In the weather, in the water, and after you drop it, the Nikon AW100 will be there when you need it.

Nikon Coolpix AW100 - Backcountry Self-Portrait

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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • Carl says:

    The IQ loss compared to other P&S cameras is likely due to the piece of glass in front of the lens used to ensure water-proofness. It has to be somewhat rugged glass, so it’s not going to be quality along the lines of ED glass, etc.

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