Outstanding value for investment
I purchased this camera specifically for underwater photos in the waters of the Galapagos Islands. We took hundreds of underwater photos, and the results were outstanding. If we set up the photo with care, given the inherent limitations of this relatively simple camera, the result was a quality photo every time.
May 15, 2015
Love this camera
I have had this camera (AW110) for 18 months, I had the AW100 before this one. I got this for additional under water depth (59'). I have used it in pools, the lake, Jet skiing, ocean diving, snorkeling, beach, dusty mountain trails, etc. Never had an issue with it. I get great pictures from it, not as good as my DSLRs (D750 and D7200) - it is a great camera to take when the conditions do not let me take my expensive DSLRs. I always rinse after dusty and water use, and I always am careful when opening and closing the battery/SD storage door, I make sure there is no dust or debris in the seal before closing.
I would highly recommend the camera - just ensure you treat it with extreme care when you open/close the battery door and rinse it off as instructed after water and extreme condition use.
April 13, 2015
Great outdoor adventure camera.
I'm a Scout leader and our troop goes out on a lot of outdoor activities. The AW120 is great for activities like multi day hiking trips, camping, fishing, snow camping and river rafting. It's more rugged than the typical point and shoot and much lighter than a DSLR. It also has some cool features like a compass, and GPS tracking which allows me to tag our hiking trails which comes in handy during presentations to parents to see where their Scouts had been. I've taken wonderful landscape and nature photos, as well as group shots. I've even taken a picture of a trout in the water without problems. Compared to my first AW, the AW100, the AW120 now has a five times zoom and a 2.8 opening, which has been a cool bonus when taking photos in dim lighting. I'm also able to turn on the camera, focus and press the shutter while wearing gloves.
That said, there are other point and shoots that are cheaper and can take better photographs than this camera. If however, you would like to have a rugged, reliable camera to use for the type of activity I mentioned earlier, then the AW120 should be on your short list.
March 15, 2015
I love my nikon coolpix it takes awesome pics and very rugged it's great for me cause I am clumsy it's basically Gina proof :)
It's great for taking pics of our doggy friends and family
February 25, 2015
AW100 Lost on a Rafting Trip
I was rafting on the Nantahala River in North Carolina, and my daughter had my AW100 Nikon around her neck with a Lanyard. Unfortunately she was discharged from the raft during a sequence of Class 3 rapids. Another raft picked her up, but in the process pulled the camera from her neck and it was lost in the 40 Deg F rapids. It was gone, and I was heartbroken but obviously over joyed about my daughter's safety. The camera had served me well on many AT hiking trips, beach trips, and cold weather camping.
After several weeks of moping, I decided to visit the Nantahala again during the off time of the dam release. After walking up river a mile or so, I found the glistening Orange Nikon in about 2 1/2 feet of water probably about 200 yds from where my daughter's discharge took place. It was battered and scratched up pretty badly from bouncing off of the rocks and I expected it was toast. When I got home, I was very surprised that it powered up and I was able to retrieve the pics. Hard core camera for the money.
I'm saving now for the AW120, with the new silicon sleeve, I expect it will be even better!
September 3, 2014