The Good Quick and accurate GPS tagging. Wi-Fi connectivity. Improved waterproof credentials from previous model.
The Bad Lens tends to fog and smudge easily. Zoom rocker can be a bit fiddly when wearing gloves. Fingers can easily obstruct lens. Images appear a little flat on default settings.
The Bottom Line The AW110 is an attractive buy for action-adventurers, but doesn't set itself apart markedly from its predecessor.
Nikon Coolpix AW110
Nikon follows up its first waterproof digital compact, the, with the aptly-titled AW110.
From the outset, it appears that little has changed since the AW100. The same 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and 5x zoom at f/3.9-4.8 take pride of place. The slimline chassis looks and feels remarkably similar to the earlier camera as well. So, what has changed?
The AW110 comes with built-in Wi-Fi on top of the existing GPS module that existed on the earlier camera. Instead of a button zoom dial, there's now an actual rocker lever at the back that adjusts the focal length range. A 3-inch OLED screen is slightly higher resolution than before at 614,000 dots while the camera's main rugged credentials have been given a bit of a boost as well. Waterproof to 18 metres, shockproof from 2 metres and freeze proof to -10 degrees Celcius, the AW110 fits into the middle of the range when compared to other tough cameras.
Nikon bails on advanced compacts and that's not good
Opinion: The company announced that it was dropping the attempt to produce its ill-fated series of enthusiast-targeted fixed-lens models and it doesn't sound like it plans to try again.
Fujifilm XP200, S8400W adds more Wi-Fi to FinePix line
New rugged and megazoom models let you wirelessly connect to a smartphone or tablet.