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Nikon Coolpix AW110
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Nikon Coolpix AW110 Digital Camera

16MP 5x Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Designed to capture and share all the action, on land or in water, the COOLPIX AW110 is just as prepared for challenges and adventure as you are. Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and... More
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34 Reasons For

Robust

A number of customers said that the product was strong and durable. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “If you're looking for a rugged camera.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix AW110. Pc Mag wrote on expert review site PC Mag “A tough compact that won our Editors' Choice award when we reviewed it back in late 2011” in their review of this digital cameras. Pc Mag also mentioned “The rugged Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a modest update to its predecessor”.

One person who reviewed this digital cameras reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Steve's Digicams said in their Nikon Coolpix AW110 review “The body is built to go deep underwater”.

One Nikon Coolpix AW110 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago Cnet.com.au gave this digital cameras a score of 4 stars and wrote “Nikon follows up its first waterproof digital compact, the, with the aptly-titled AW110” in their Nikon Coolpix AW110 review.

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Good Size

A number of customers who purchased it reckoned that it was compact. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned “A tough compact that won our Editors' Choice award when we reviewed it back in late 2011” in their review. What Digital Camera said in their review of this digital cameras “The AW110 is Nikon's second foray into the tough compact area of the market”. Photographyblog.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix AW110 is an all-weather, all-purpose digital compact camera featuring a robust exterior that is water, shock”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was a good weight. Expert review site Techtree.com rated it 4 stars and said “Its rugged build, GPS, electronic compass, hydro-barometer, altimeter and water/dust/shock-proof features combined with the small size and weight make it an ideal camera for road warriors”.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

Good Connectivity

A number of Nikon Coolpix AW110 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix AW110 had gps. expert review site Photographyblog.com said “It also sports built-in GPS” in their review and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Techtree.com mentioned “Its rugged build, GPS, electronic compass, hydro-barometer, altimeter” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix AW110.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago expert review site Steve's Digicams said “By Eric Butterfield Review posted 12/9/2013Quick TakeProsWater-sealed, rugged bodyVery fast burst modesGood image quality Good video quality Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, altimeter” in their Nikon Coolpix AW110 review.

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Good Product Quality

Two Nikon Coolpix AW110 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Pocketgpsworld.com mentioned two years ago “The photo quality is very good”. Also two years ago expert website Steve's Digicams mentioned “By Eric Butterfield Review posted 12/9/2013Quick TakeProsWater-sealed, rugged bodyVery fast burst modesGood image quality Good video quality Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, altimeter” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix AW110.

Good Quality Pictures

Two customers concluded that the Nikon Coolpix AW110 was able to produce good images. Expert website Pocketgpsworld.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review “The photo quality is very good and it is easy to use requiring only a minimal look at the manual -”. Two years ago Steve's Digicams wrote “By Eric Butterfield Review posted 12/9/2013Quick TakeProsWater-sealed, rugged bodyVery fast burst modesGood image quality Good video quality Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, altimeter”.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the Nikon Coolpix AW110 was easy to use. Expert review site Pocketgpsworld.com said “It is easy to use requiring only a minimal look at the manual -” in their review.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix AW110 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good for video recording. Steve's Digicams mentioned “By Eric Butterfield Review posted 12/9/2013Quick TakeProsWater-sealed, rugged bodyVery fast burst modesGood image quality Good video quality Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, altimeter” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought this digital cameras concluded that it had good features. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote two years ago “That camera distinguished itself with durability features that were more rugged than the competition, as well as a forward-thinking GPS interface with v” in their review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix AW110 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix AW110 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix AW110 which are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Lumix DMC-FT5 ($309.95) both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Screen Size

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix AW110 the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3". The Coolpix AW110 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix AW110 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a GPS currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix AW110 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix AW110 also have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at include the Pentax Optio WG-3 which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix AW110 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix AW110.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, and the Nikon Coolpix P7100 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix AW110 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix AW110 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 is waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also are waterproof.

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Fairly High Maximum Waterproof Depth

The average maximum waterproof depth of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix AW110 is 11m. The Coolpix AW110 has one of the higher maximum waterproof depths (16 meters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

If this digital camera maximum waterproof depth is too low for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot D30 ($249.96) (25m) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix AW110 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have optical zooms of between 3x and 10x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Canon PowerShot D20.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850, or the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix AW110.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix AW110 has a higher still image resolution than most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix AW110.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 480 x 480.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix AW110 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 has a greater number of photo effects than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix AW110. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 38. With a maximum aperture of 7.8, the Coolpix AW110 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Coolpix AW110 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and MPO are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix AW110. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix AW110 the maximum focal lengths range from 4.7mm to 270mm, and the average maximum focal length is 120mm. The Coolpix AW110 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (140 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Coolpix AW110 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Coolpix AW110 does not support video recording.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2x to 20x, and the average digital zoom is 5.9x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix AW110 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix AW110.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the IF045 ($80.99) (5x), or the IS525 (5x) both from Polaroid.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Coolpix AW110 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The Coolpix AW110 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix AW110. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Coolpix AW110 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 21 megabytes) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average internal memory of digital cameras of this spec and age is 86MB.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Coolpix AW110 is a nine auto focus point digital camera.

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Very Slow Shutter Interval

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix AW110 the shutter intervals range from 0.00012s to 4s. The Nikon Coolpix AW110 has one of the slowest shutter intervals (4 seconds) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Nikon Coolpix AW110 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix AW110 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 130.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago is 3.4. The Coolpix AW110 has a fairly large minimum aperture (3.9) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix AW110.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix AW110

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix AW110.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Pentax Optio WG-3 (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) (SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix AW110 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix AW110.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 ($309.95) (16.1MP), or the Ricoh WG-4 (16.79MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix AW110 has a pretty average weight (193 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix AW110.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
Picture Transfer Protocol

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5x1080, aw110s, nikon 5, 5x1080p, VNA312E1, nikon 5x, nikon 5xz, nikon 5xzo, nikon 5xzoo, nikon 5xzoom
Barcodes 00018208264117, 00018208264124, 00018208934591, 00018208934614, 00018208934645, 00018208934683, 00018208995943, 00018208996599, 08033737551967, 08033737552872, 08033737552889, 08431016110216
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