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Nikon Coolpix AW100 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, Black - 26290

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Awesome point and shoot

by Brian on 1/17/2013

Searched around for a durable point and shoot that I would not have to worry about breaking while climbing, caving, hiking, adventuring, etc... I have found it! With built in GPS world map this is the best one on the market. 1080p video, SDXC up to 64GB in one card. The optical zoom is superb and the picture quality is adequate overall. I am an SLR user so to me I just wanted to capture those moments where my SLR will never go.

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Product Overview

You live to be "in the moment," so anything that brings back the rush is worth it. The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof, 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 + e-Compass, so the AW100's got 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.


Manufacturer Nikon
Mfg Part# 26290
SKU 224088585
UPC 018208262908
UPC 14 00018208262908
Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof
16 effective megapixels CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and Movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
Easy and Fun with Action control and In-Camera Effects
5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens 28-140mm (35mm equivalent)
GPS and e-Compass Functions
Ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Waterproof to a depth of 33 feet. Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, Operating temperature down to 14°F
Electronic compass enables recording of the orientation of the camera
Action control enables one-hand control of selected camera functions
Built-in map displays present location during shooting, and shooting sites during playback on the LCD monitor
Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and Location information (latitude and longitude) can be attached to taken shots with GPS
GPS log function, location information is acquired even when not shooting and your route can be recorded and displayed on the LCD monitor as a log
Image processing engine EXPEED C2 for enhanced image quality and processing speed
Beautiful underwater scenes can be captured with the simple setting of the Underwater scene mode
High-speed continuous shooting captures 3 shots in about one second at full resolution
Large, high resolution 3-in. LCD monitor with 460,000-dot Clear Color display and anti-reflection coating
Smart portrait system automatically creates beautiful portraits
20 scene modes (including Easy auto mode)
Subject Tracking that can continuously track a designated moving subject
Tech Specs
Type Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels 16 million
Image Sensor CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels 16.79 million (approx.)
Lens 5x optical zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens f/-number f/3.9-4.8
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups
Lens Mount -
Lens Zoom 5x
Lens Specification -
Digital Zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of 560mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration Reduction Lens-shift VR
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect TTL AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus range (from lens) -
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection Auto (9-area automatic selection)CenterFace priorityManual with 99 focus areasSubject tracking
Autofocus Fine Tune -
Auto-area AF Mode -
Focus Range [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity[T]: Approx. 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m.) to infinityMacro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity
Focus Modes -
Focus Lock Yes
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 99
Autofocus Sensitivity -
Single-point AF Mode -
Dynamic AF Mode -
Viewfinder -
Viewfinder Frame Coverage -
Viewfinder Magnification -
Monitor Size 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type TFT-LCD
Monitor Resolution 460,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) 98% horizontal (Approx.)98% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) 100% horizontal (Approx.)
Storage Media SD memory cardSDHC memory cardSDXC memory card
Internal Memory Approx. 83MB
Storage System -
Storage File System DCFEXIF 2.3DPOF compliant
Storage File formats Still pictures: JPEGAudio files: WAVMovies: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Movie Audio file format: AAC stereoMovie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Voice Memo Function Yes
Image Size (pixels) 4608 x 3456 (16M)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 125-3200
Auto (auto gain 125-800) Fixed range auto (ISO 125-400)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity 125
Highest ISO Sensitivity 3200
Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix, center-weighted
Exposure Control Programmed auto exposureExposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) motion detection
Exposure Range (auto mode) -
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto
Automatic Exposure Scene Modes -
Scene Modes Back LightBeachBlack and White CopyClose UpDusk/DawnFireworks ShowFoodLandscapeMuseumNight LandscapeNight PortraitPanoramaParty/IndoorPet PortraitPortraitSnowSportsSunsetUnderwater
Image Optimization -
In-Camera Image Editing CropD-LightingFilter EffectsGlamour RetouchQuick retouchSkin softeningSmall Pic
Exposure Compensation ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Exposure Lock Yes
Exposure Bracketing -
White Balance AutoCloudyDaylightFlashFluorescentIncandescentManual
White Balance Bracketing -
Image Stabilization -
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/1500-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto)4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution Up to 3 shots at approx. 7.1 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options Best Shot SelectorContinuous HContinuous LMulti-shot 16Single
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture Range -
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Accessory Shoe -
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.3 to 3.5m (1ft. to 11ft.)[T]: 0.5 to 2.2m (1ft. 8 in. to 7 ft. 2 in.)
Built-in Flash Control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Distance -
Flash Sync Modes -
External Flash Shoe Type -
External Flash Shoe -
Flash Sync Speed -
X-Sync Speed -
FP High Speed Sync -
PC Flash Sync Terminal -
Interface Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol MTPPTP
Video Output NTSCPAL
HDMI Output Can be selected from:Auto480p720p1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) outputDigital I/O (USB)HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
Projection system -
Projection LCD panel -
Projector lens -
Projector Light Source -
Projector Image Size -
Projector Throw Distance -
Projector Number of colors -
Projector Playback Functions -
Projector Brightness -
Projector Contrast ratio -
Projector Resolution (output) -
Projector Endurance (battery life) -
Supported Languages ArabicCzechChinese (Simplified and Traditional) DanishDutchEnglishFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanNorwegianPolishPortugese (European and Brazilian)RomanianRussianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranianVietnamese
Power Sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
Charging Time -
Battery -
Battery / Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Life (shots per charge) Still pictures*: Approx. 250 shots*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Tripod Socket ISO 1222
Approx. Dimensions Height: 2.6 in. (64.9mm)
Width: 4.4 in. (110.1mm)
Depth: 0.9 in. (22.8mm)
Approx. Weight 6.3 oz. (178g)
Operating environment Temperature: -10 to +40°C (14 to 104°F ) for land useTemperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) for underwater use
Touch Control
Product Attributes
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 16
Color Black
Color Class Black
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Product Line Coolpix
Resolution 4608 x 3456
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