Nikon Coolpix AW110

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.

Editors' Rating
7.8 Overall

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Review

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon follows up its first waterproof digital compact, the AW100, with the aptly-titled AW110.

Design and features

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.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Nikon Inc.
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 193 g
  • Sensor Resolution 16 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Optical Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
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model Black

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