Nikon Coolpix AW100: Conclusions

December 30, 2011 by Kimberly Hallen Reads (2,404)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 6
    • Features
    • 7
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 6
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 6.75
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


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 it makes up for with convenience, ease-of-use, versatility and overall fun.

Until smartphones are waterproof, this camera is the one to use during outdoor activity.


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


  • Pricey
  • Poor battery life
  • Noise at ISO 400



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