More Nikon Coolpix AW100 info

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review

  • Waterproof down to 33-feet
  • Shockproof up to 5-feet
  • Temp proof down to 14 degrees F
  • Oversized buttons for gloves
  • 5X wide angle zoom lens
  • E-compass
  • GPS for geo tagging, but there will be basic maps as well.
  • A new feature called SWING CONTROL - shake the camera in a certain way to change functions (portrait to landscape) w/o going into the menu
  • 1080p/30 and 720p/60 HD video recording (60fps = slo motion) with a mini HDMI out
  • The Nikon Coolpix AW100 will be available September 8, 2011 with an MSRP of $379.99. It will be available in blue, black, and orange
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  • Coolcrapx on the way!


    • Paul

      Swing control sounds really stupid.
      Does not going from portrait to landscape just mean rotating the camera 90 degrees?

  • Nikon Syndrome

    Waterproof down to 33-feet
    Shockproof up to 5-feet
    Shitproof up to 100-lbs

    • Bernardo Vaghi


    • RB

      man, i understand the bitterness..

  • RAW? F/1.8 or smaller???? if not I won’t bother.

  • JC

    I just got a Panasonic TS3 for $275.00. I wonder if the AW100 will be better. So far, I am kind of disappointed with the TS3.

  • Kon_head

    Will I be able to make a phone call?

    • Kon_head

      DSLRs arte coming, because Coolpigs are starting to fly

  • d

    Well, at least the 720/60fps means the tech is there for similar or better in the D800.

  • RMT

    Is there any chance there might still be a dslr announcement before sept 12th?

  • Mike

    Guess we know were Nikon is putting all its efforts… Damn

  • Derek

    Explain why I have invested over $8000 in Nikon SLR lenses again? I hope Nikon makes tourists with hip packs on family vacations happier with their new coolpix.

    • iworm

      Yeah, ‘cos why should Nikon cater for those sub-human scumbags, when there are Elite Shooters like you around? How dare they, just how DARE they offer something for people who are lesser mortals than you?

      • +1

        For all the complaining, the sales of the lower end cameras support the R&D budgets for the bigger glass and bodies. If you want more high-end goodies, then you had better pray for booming sales in goods for the masses.

    • Roeder

      You invested $8k in glass? I hope you shoot pro. If not, it’s still a great investment, because good lenses hold their value. You can stick a great lens on an ok body and get fantastic results by the way.

      That said, I noticed most everyone commenting on these posts are a bunch of whiners. Nikon has released some fantastic DSLR camera bodies on the last few years and I am SURE more are on the way. Maybe not tomorrow but in the near future.

      Canon stole their thunder with the the 5DmkII for video. I am sure Nikon is gonna come out swinging. Just like they took the high ISO/high frame rate crown off Canon’s head with the D3 series, they will probably go for the HDSLR crowd too.

      Everyone take off the skirt and wait for the announcements.

  • mark china

    when you go to the nikon site and try to bring up the digital slr’s they will not come up same with coolpix;s but the F6 does come up.

  • Martijn

    i do like the idea of a rugged camera for snowboarding holidays

    besides that 😛 meh

  • Nick

    Look at it from Nikon’s perspective. I’m guessing that the Coolpix line brings them more money that their pro DSLR bodies. The point of a business is to make money. At least we know now that the D400/D800 may have much better video options.

  • Cleav

    What time tonight will we know for sure?

  • C_QQ_C

    Mmm That AW100 sounds cool, but maybe tomorrow a new Nikonos version then ?? i Wonder…

    AW100 , wasnt that also a slingshot bag from Lowepro ???

    • C_QQ_C

      Nope , that lowepro was 100 aw.. but there was a commercial in the past showing Nikon and Lowepro 100 AW…

  • amien
    • Chris

      This pic says it all.

      Three years since the D700 and this is what we get?

      I think I’m giving up on full-frame. I’ll just enjoy my D70 and be happy with it.

  • InfraRed

    I still can’t believe they are organizing all these events worldwide for a couple of P&S. Something’s not right with this picture.

  • GeofFX

    Why would they make the lens start at 28mm for this camera? To me, this is the kind of camera that “needs” to be at least 24mm at the wide end to be really useful. What are they thinking?!

  • Shockproof up to 5-feet

    So that would be around 1.5meters. Wow… really? My Lumix FT2 is shockproof up to 2meters and that’s almost 2 years old.


  • dyna

    You know, Olympus tried the touch, shake, and tap thing… didn’t work well for them, either. After playing with the TS3 and the TX10, Nikon’s going to have to wow with image quality if they hope to play hardball in the underwater category. Coolpix cameras have been totally uninspired these past few years… it’s been tragic, really. We have people coming in the store asking for “that Ashton camera.” They don’t even attach Nikon’s name to the product…

    Coolpix revival? I’m down for that. I just have very little faith that I’ll see it. Coolpix is simply not representative of the “real” Nikon system.

  • pabs

    33 ft underwater is really not that far. The limit for most recreational divers is 100 ft (130 max). any serious underwater photographer will still use a housing for their land camera. Like the coolpix, it’s really a point and shoot for a certain audience.

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