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The rush lasts a moment,
the pictures last a lifetime.

You live to be “in the moment,” so anything that brings back the rush is worth it. The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, so you can take it on all of your extreme adventures. It packs a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens and a 16.0-MP CMOS sensor to record low-light and fast-action photos and Full HD (1080p) movies. Life on the road deserves GPS + Electronic compass, so the AW100 has these too. Add a 3-inch monitor, our new Action Control for easily adjusting settings when wearing gloves plus a range of in-camera special effects, and you've got a camera as rugged as you. Start saving those action-packed memories—every view and heartbeat.
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 3200 icon Backside Illumination CMOS Sensor icon Clear Color Display icon Smart Portrait System icon Scene Auto Selector icon Subject Tracking icon Full HD (1080p) Movie icon Rugged Reliability icon Built-In GPS icon Built-In World Map icon
16.0
Megapixel
CMOS Sensor
5X
Zoom-NIKKOR
ED Glass Lens
3.0"
High-Resolution
(460,000-dot) LCD
Full HD
(1080p) Movies
with Stereo Sound
Nikon underwater camera is built as rugged as you are

Ready for extreme adventures

Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof

The AW100 can handle all that Mother Nature can throw at it. Take it diving to depths of up to 33-feet. Shoot at temperatures as cold as 14° F. And don't sweat drops of up to five feet. Whether it's in your hand, mounted to a surfboard, clipped on a backpack or attached to a scuba tank, every twist, splash, dive and crash can be recorded in both still and Full HD (1080p) movies. Plus, Nikon's new Action Control brings fast and easy operation to gloved hands. The AW100 lets you capture every thrilling moment from inside the action—not the sidelines.

Shoot in extreme low light

16.0 MP CMOS sensor

Adventure doesn't always happen during perfect photo-taking conditions. Imagine sharp images produced 33-feet underwater, photos and movies captured while you explore a dark cave, or snapshots nabbed during that last run just as the sun was setting. What does it take to get these and more? A 16.0 MP CMOS sensor that blazes through low light, fast action and challenging shooting conditions to capture high-impact photos with exceptional image quality and low noise. Shoot three shots in about one second using one-touch control for Full HD (1080p) movies and ensure not a single moment of your action-packed lifestyle is missed.
16-MP CMOS sensor captures great pictures, even in low lighting

Star in your own viral movies

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

Don't just share some photos with friends, put them inside the action with you. Imagine reliving the downhill snowboarding rush, the incredible view as you hang glide down a 4,000-foot peak or showing your friends exactly what it was like to ”shoot the tube” in Hawaii. Attach the AW100 to your gear, and with a single touch of the control you're creating an in-the-action Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound. You'll capture all of life's adventures from a whole new perspective—your own.

Always stay on track with the COOLPIX AW100's built-in GPS

See where you’re going, mark where you’ve been

Built-in GPS, mapping and Electronic compass

Imagine you and a friend are white water rafting down an unfamiliar route. The AW100's rugged waterproof build can take the pounding action while you record photos and movies of this incredible adventure. Use the built-in GPS to track progress with Nikon View NX2 software, NIkon's myPicturetown® photo sharing site or Google Earth™. A built-in map lets you view your path, and the Electronic compass is an extra safety measure that can even help you ascertain which branch to take if there's a fork in the stream. Your geo-tagged photo travelogue will give you bragging rights as you share the adventure with your friends.

Creative control even in gloves

A handy Action Control feature

More creativity at your fingertips—even if your fingertips are enclosed in ski gloves! The AW100's handy Action Control feature makes it easy to adjust specific camera settings. Wrapped up in the action with no time to change settings? The AW100 automatically adjusts camera settings. And if you're looking to add creativity, select in-camera effects such as black and white, or selective color. There's even an underwater mode to keep images colorful and properly exposed.
New Action Control feature makes camera adjustments easy even when wearing gloves
Five advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization features keep images sharp
Steady even when you’re not

Five advanced VR image stabilizing features automatically reduce the streaky images associated with shaky cameras.

Motion detection keeps moving subjects in focus
Sharper objects in motion

To ward off motion blur, the AW100's motion detector automatically tracks moving subjects and adjusts the camera's settings to keep them in focus.

20 Scene Modes to match any setting
At home in any setting

The AW100 has 20 Scene Modes to match your setting, or simply let Easy Auto Mode determine the ideal setting for great photos every time.

Take 3 shots in about 1 second at full resolution
Mind-blowing action sequences

The AW100 lets you take a blazing three shots in about one second at full resolution, ensuring you'll never miss a moment of action.

COOLPIX AW100 3.5 5 99 99
All weather camera, goes everywhere, easy to use My AW-100 has been in the back pocket of my cycling jersey for hundreds of bicycle rides over thousands of miles. It's the camera that is there when I want it. Easy to use, takes a good picture or 1080p movie on a moments notice. November 4, 2013
Rugged enough for my work. Haven't utilized camera yet, but it appears to have the features I need. October 3, 2013
Excellent for the Outdoors person I love this camera! It is great for hiking, kayaking and camping. Takes great outdoor shots and HD is excellent. This camera in NOT recommend for indoor shots, it has a very bright flash. Which is better near the campfire. But for the avid outdoor trekker, it a great companion to capture those events with great pics and HD video. August 20, 2013
Easy to take wonderful pictures We just returned from a 6 week National Park tour of Southwest America. I took over 600 pictures and was very happy with the quality and ease of use. It works well in all lights and distances. It is easy to carry while hiking and fits well in a small pocket on the motorcycle. My friends were amazed with the beautiful pictures. June 25, 2013
great camera! but very rarely it does fog up. 5 stars!(: this is the most epic camera i have ever owned! it is full hd and is super cool because if you go to the options for what type of camera taking option you want, (most users don't know this!) you can put in this slo-mo thing! it is so cool and i can't wait to use it this summer! April 9, 2013
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Can the Action Control on the AW100 be turned off?

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I bought the AW100 to replace my Olympus waterproof, but returned it when I found that the Action Control was always active in Playback mode. So, if you hand the camera to someone else to look at a picture, and move it a little too much, the picture changes to a different one. Very annoying and unnecessary.

Can the Action Control be turned off entirely, or at least for the Playback mode?
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I havent been able to find a way to turn off the action control feature either, but, I have set it to the lowest possible setting and it seems to subdue it enough to stop it from working unless you overly magnify the 'shake' used to make it work. . I set mine to 1 and it is almost impossible for it to flip through the photos unless I use a very exagerated motion. Don't be too hard on the little guy, it is still a very sweet camera. Maybe they can fix this in a firmware update and add an 'off' button for the feature.
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I stopped at Best Buy today, and tested the camera to see if the Action Control could be turned off. I could not turn it off, despite your saying it can be done. No matter what I tried, I still got an unintentional and annoying slide show when moving the camera in Playback mode.

I'm interested in buying the camera again. Perhaps you can try turning off the Action Control on an actual camera and let me know? Or, give me (and others who have the same issue) very specific instructions to over-ride the "feature".
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Yes and there is also a menu to set the type of camera response when you are in action mode.
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JoeR, please clarify. Are you saying that you can use the button on the left side of the camera to completely turn off Action Control, and when the camera is moved during Playback mode there will no longer be an unintentional slide show?
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Yes, there is a action control button on the side of the camera
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Why no camouflage option in the US? It would sell well based on the color alone! Will you please make it happen?

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I purchased a cammo Coolpix AW100 from Walmart (online) recenlty.
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amazon has it
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agree camoufflage would be great
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Unfortunately not all colors are available in every region. You interest will be pass to the marketing department.
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does the camera have a flashlight on it?

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does the nikon AW100 have a flashlight built in?
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Yes it has a movie light.

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a flashlight to make recordings, video ...
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Yes it has a built in flash.
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It has a built in flash.
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Does it have a timelaps function with the video modes (i.e. take a frame every 30 seconds for example)

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If you connect the camera to your computer and have access to a PTP (Picture Taking Protocol) library, you can write a program to simulate a timelapse feature (you will have to stitch the photos together afterwards). I've succeeded with 12MP timelapse photos (16MP seems to crash the camera).
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Sorry Nikon, the 30 sec minimum value on many Nikon camera...make timelapse (or intervalometer) unuseful !!!
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The new COOLPIX P7100 has the Interval Timer Shooting. You can choose from 30 s, 1 min, 5 min, or 10 min.
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Are there any plans for Nikon to release an underwater housing that allows depths in excess than 10m?

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Their are plenty of after market cases online that will fit most bodies. Just google them.
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There are after market hard cases on the web just google them.
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Thanks for your question about Nikon products. Unfortunately we cannot speculate about future products until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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Coolpix AW100

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when you say under water, does it mean i can dip it in water and take pictures and it will still work fine?
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Actually it is 10M, which is 33 ft. but for no more than 1 hour. There are also very specific instructions on how to treat the camera after using it underwater, especially in salt water. I would not recommend using it underwater and then just putting it away. You need to follow the procedures in the Manual.
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Yes, you can take underwater i.e in a swimming pool or the ocean, something like that. Just don't take it more than 10ft below the surface of the water.
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The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof.
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Sorry, no.
The camera may know it's location, but it doesn't broadcast it to the internet or anywhere else.
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The GPS information becomes part of the information records in every picture (EXIF data) along with aperture, etc. The benefit is that some software will allow you to see a map of the world showing where you took every shot.
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No.
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When will the Nikon COOLPIX All Weather Sport Case be available for purchase?

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Comes with camera at Costco
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ebay.com
they are around 40-50 bucks
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Currently is not available at the Nikon store. You may want to check with local dealers in your area or online.
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How do I export the gps data that I've logged on my AW100 for use in Google Earth?

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I've seen this mentioned in many reviews of the AW100, but was unable to find any information in the owners manual. Thanks in advance!
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recently answered this question in a previous post. In order to transfer the info to google earth and view it, that is a function built into the ViewNX software. However. If you want to post the route to Map My Ride or some other site, you can’t' do it in its native format.

What you can do is locate the .LOG file on the camera NCFL folder. It will be listed by date# Then download that file to your computer. Go to a website called GPS visualizer.om and convert the file to a .GPX file. Now you can take that and upload it to other websites for tracking and mapping. You can also see elevation and time and distance.

I use another site called everytrail.com and I can also post videos and photos along the time line and then share that on facebook.

Hopefully If I answer this question enough times, NIKON will get the message and incorporate this function into the next version of ViewNX. Unless you have your PC handy, it seems silly to only be able to view and log the stuff in the Nikon app.
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Wind Image software will allow you to take your geotagged images and create web maps using Google Earth.
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Position information recorded on a picture can be checked on a map with ViewNX2 after transferring the image to a computer.
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Is the Coolpix AW100 positively / neutral / negatively bouyant? i.e. will it float or sink in fresh water?

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What is the bouyancy of the camera?
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The places on the camera where any strap will attach have very small holes so only a very thin string can fit through. I've read many reviews of various brands of floating straps and many people have lost their camera because that string that attaches the floating part to the camera broke.

I'm guessing that these people who lost their camera had the strap around their arm or wrist and were not holding on to the camera itself while swimming. I've done the same thing when I used to buy those disposable Kodak underwater cameras that use a heavy duty rubber band for a strap.

Since I plan to actually hold the camera in my hand while snorkeling or taking pictures in the surf, I wanted the extra protection of a wrist strap. The wrist strap that got the best user reviews - concerning the strength of the thin string part that attaches to the camera itself - was the Nikon AN-CP19 Replacement Strap. It's available at Amazon for $5.95 as of this writing.
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The camera will sink but you can purchase a floating strap so if you let go of it while in the water it will float by the strap. I recommend buying a bright colour so if the camera happens to get away from you, you'll be able to spot it from afar.
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This camera does not float in water. Make sure not to drop the camera underwater.
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