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CNET First Look
Nikon's rugged Coolpix AW110 makes it easier to share your off-road adventuresWith built-in Wi-Fi and GPS and extra durability, the AW110 lets you shoot and share without worrying about water or drops.
Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman. And this is a look at Nikon's top rugged compact, the COOLPIX AW110. Now, rugged cameras are plentiful these days but the more durable you want it, the pricier they get. The AW110 offers a lot of protection though at a lower cost than most of the competition. It's waterproof to 59 feet and shockproof to 6.6 feet and its dust-proof and freeze-proof. Its USB and HDMI ports and battery and SD card slot are all sealed up behind this door which limits the entry points, though it could probably use an extra lock. Along with being tough, the camera has built-in GPS for GeoTagging your photos and it has mapping and electronic compass to help you navigate. It has WiFi too which allows you to shoot and share via Android of iOS device. That includes using your device as a remote control. Photo and video quality are good, though, you'll probably wanna stick to using it in daylight and while shooting performance is good to the buttons are a bit mushy, which if you're trying to shoot quickly might get in your way. Otherwise, this is a very good deal if you're looking for something that is easy for shooting and sharing and can take some abuse. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Nikon COOLPIX AW110.