The Nikon Coolpix AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue) is an
action-hungry camera that's rugged enough to take just about anything
you want to throw at it – extreme cold (temperatures down to 14 °F),
large bodies of water, and even accidental drops up to 5.0' (1.5 m).
Featuring a 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm 35mm equivalent), the AW100
employs a 16 MP CMOS sensor to capture beautiful images underwater, on
the ski slopes, or wherever else you'd like to punish this rugged little
The AW100 is underwater-rated down to 33' (10 m), so
you'll be able to take it sailing, snorkeling, or even scuba-diving.
Meanwhile, you'll know exactly where you are and where you're headed,
thanks to the AW100's built-in GPS and electronic compass functions. If
that's not enough to get your bearings, simply access the built-in map
on the easy-to-read 3" LCD screen.
These functions can help tell
the story of the excursion that you cataloged via high-res photos and
Full HD 1080p video. Even when you're not recording, the camera's GPS
can log your location and record your route. This can also be displayed
on the LCD of the AW100. Likewise, the electronic compass enables the
recording of the camera's orientation.
The AW100 is designed to be
easy to operate with one hand while the rest of your body might be
otherwise occupied. HD video recording can be triggered by the press of a
single button, and the camera's innovative Action Control feature
allows you to set select camera functions without even pressing a button
– execution is gestural. This will let you focus on the other task at
hand, even if it's just keeping your gloves on.