This camera ruined my honeymoon.
My husband and I both own several Nikon DSLRs and varying lenses - we purchased this little one to use on our honeymoon as we wanted something more compact and portable (not to mention waterproof as we planned to do some snorkelling.)
The camera was alright for the first few days: the video quality was alright, and the battery life was too. The varying photo modes allowed for some customization of what you were shooting, and we were enjoying ourselves. But then just as we were about to swim with sea turtles, it would not turn on. The battery was charged, and we had been careful to ensure that no water had gotten inside. Pulling the battery didn't work when we tried to reset it, and we lost the chance to preserve our memories. We are also still waiting to see if the existing photos will be recoverable from the memory card.
Overall we are very disappointed in this camera and would not recommend it to anyone. Its malfunction really cast a dour shade over the last few days of our honeymoon and I find myself wishing we had gone with a different brand instead.
June 25, 2013
It is not real water proof
I went this weekend a water park and after few shoots underwater the camare stop working. I opened the battery comparment and I founded moisture inside; I leave opend the comparment with out the battery and after one hour the camara started working. I did not recommend this product.
June 24, 2013
Why did mine fail?
With high hopes I purchased this Coolpix AW110 to capture underwater moments with the family. But unfortunately the 3" display screen failed after a couple of beach outings. The symptom was strange: i hear the camera power-on, but the display remains blank. The battery and memory card are still sealed and dry, with no signs of a leak. I read and followed the operating instructions, too. Oh well. I've just returned this, and on goes my hunt for an underwater camera.
May 23, 2013
I live in Florida,I bought the AW100 first time in February took it to the beach locked it properly and still water and sand inside everywhere. Exchanged it for AW110 took it underwater same thing.. I highly doubt I got 2 cameras in a row that were messed up on the locking mechanism. I have owned a few waterproof cameras before and am very disappointed in the Nikon reputation where I thought I was getting a great product.
May 13, 2013
I loved this camera. It took awesome photo's. I loved everything about it. Except, it didn't hold up after coming out of the water. I finally got to take it snorkleing. I took plenty of nice shots. I get out of the water (only in about 30 minutes). I dry the camera off. I don't open it. I followed the cleaning procedures in the manual to rinse off the salt water, and now the camera won't work. The only time I opened the camera was after it was completely dry and it stopped working. I alo noticed, there was water in the lense. I have contactd Nikon, and nothing.
March 5, 2013
Had the previous model AW100, water damage within 5 feet of water of 1 month of use.
Returned it and got the AW110, and water damage after 2 months.
Thank you for warranty!
September 12, 2013
Takes great outdoor pictures, however, when we tried to take pics underwater while snorkeling during our trip to the Bahamas in September 2013, we were able to take only 3 pictures before it stopped working. There was no water inside the case and I replaced the battery with a spare one but still did not work. I sent the AW110 to Nikon in Toronto for repairs which did cost me money. What is frustrating is that we purchased this camera solely for our trip and unfortunately, we could not use it. I do not recommend this camera to anyone.
September 10, 2013
Post water screen problems
Posted before same issue again, post splash pad and pool screen stops working. Time to return. Supposed to be good to over 15 meters deep!
August 8, 2013
Display stopped working for a few days?
Good pictures so far but for some reason display stopped working for two days then started again - no reason to be seen, fully charged, worked fine before and after - just a non-functioning screen - thoughts?
August 6, 2013
Great camera, but is not water proof. Ours died from water exposure.
May 1, 2013
Je ne recommande pas cette camera.
Lorsque j'ai achetée Coolpix AW110 de Nikon je m'attendais à la facilité d'usage, qualité irréprochable des images, polyvalence. Non, je n'ai pas malheureusement trouvée ceci avec cet appareil ! Des images sont floues, après avoir déclenché pour une photo l'appareil a besoin quelques secondes pour se préparer pour une autre prise, déclencheur mi-course quasi-inexistant, résultat effet "yeux rouges" etc. Bref je suis déçue de mon achat, beaucoup photos souvenirs sont ratées, déçu de plus en plus à chaque usage. Malheureusement lorsque je voulais retourner l'appareil dans le point de vente on me l'ai refusé disant que retour est possible 15 jours post achats, mais ceci n'ai pas un délais approprié pour un appareil photo, car on ne l'utilise pas de façon professionnelle au quotidien. Le manuel d'utilisateur j'ai étudié au long et au large donc je ne considère pas comme manque de connaissance.
May 20, 2013