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
very nice compact product,easy to use , simple , and good image qlty
September 1, 2014
I don't see all the problems!
I've looked at several other reviews on this camera that were saying it was junk, not waterproof, breaks, etc. they are totally false! I bought this camera for a week long canoeing/backpacking trip in Canada. I took over 450 photos and videos with it and all of them look gorgeous! I used it underwater too and had absolutely no problem with it. Great photos. I will say that to make it through the week I used two batteries. But it's really not that bad at all! One battery is like 10-12 bucks people. If you are buying a 300$ camera you can afford another $10 to DOUBLE your shooting time. I've had completely no issues whatsoever with this little camera. Trust me, buy it! You won't be dissappointed!
August 4, 2014
Awesome camera for the price
Bought my AW120 a few weeks back and am totally satisfied with the purchase. Being an avid diver, I wanted a waterproof camera that could be used in and around the water without fear of getting ruined. I haven't had it in the water yet but everything else has been great. The pictures are sharp, both in daylight and low light situations. I also love Nikon's Wireless Mobility Utility app that allows me to look at and transfer pictures to my phone. This allows me to take that perfect shot and upload it almost immediately to social media and other online sites. It is also fun to take photos remotely using my phone now and then. At this point the only negative that I have encountered is with the lens placement. A couple of early shots contained a nice close up of a finger in the corner of my pics. I have now used it enough that I automatically grip it with my fingers out of the way. I am looking forward to taking my first dive with it and seeing how those shots turn out but so far so good!
May 22, 2014
More than I had hoped for
I have had this camera for nine months now, and it has been to Alaska during a fishing trip, to Barcelona, Spain, Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris. I did not baby the camera and it took some abuse from being in my pocket or getting wet in rain and/or sea spray. It has provided great pictures that remain clear even with enlargement. Most recently I took it to the Bahamas and took numerous shots while walking in the water with my wife. I gave one to my son and he traveled to Fiji and Thailand for three weeks. His pictures, viewed on a large flat screen TV were phenomenal. Whenever I do not feel like carrying my professional level Nikons with the assorted lenses, this offers a great substitute. The only problem I had was trying to get it back from my wife after I let her borrow it.
March 19, 2014