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The AW 100 is the first in Nikon’s new AW series of waterproof, shock-proof, cold-resistant compact digital cameras. It comes equipped with outdoor shooting features that include GPS support, an electronic compass and map display, and action control!

Tech Specs

Product nameCOOLPIX AW100
TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels16.0 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens5x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Construction12 elements in 10 groups (including 2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoomUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 560 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionLens shift and electronic VR methods (still pictures) Lens shift method (movies)
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens)Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity (W), approx. 1m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity (T) Macro mode: 1 cm (0.4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position beyond the triangle mark) to infinity
Focus-area selectionFace priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
Monitor7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
MediaInternal memory (approx. 83 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formatsStill pictures: JPEG Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)] 16M [4608 x 3456] 12M [4000 x 3000] 8M [3264 x 2448] 5M [2592 x 1944] 3M [2048 x 1536] PC [1024 x 768] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 [4608 x 2592]
Shooting ModesEasy auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama, Pet portrait, Underwater), Special effects, Smart portrait, Auto
Continuous ShootingSingle (default setting), Continuous H (About 3 frames at 7.1 fps), Continuous L (About 12 frames at about 1.4 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
MovieHD 1080p(fine) (default setting):1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p:1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p:1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540:960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA:640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 240 fps:320 x 240, HS 120 fps:640 x 480, HS 60 fps:1280 x 720, HS 15 fps:1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (auto gain from ISO 125 to 800) Fixed range auto (ISO 125 to 400)
Metering256-segment matrix, Center-weighted (when digital zoom is below 2x), spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher)
Exposure controlProgrammed auto, motion detection, exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed1/1500-1 s 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
ApertureElectronically-controlled ND filter (-2 Av) selection mode
Range2 (f/3.9, f/7.8 [W])
Self-timerDurations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: Approx. 0.3 to 3.5 m (1 ft to 11 ft) [T]: Approx. 0.5 to 2.2 m (1 ft 8 in. to 7 ft 2 in.)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI outputCan be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminalAudio/video (AV) output; digital I/O (USB), HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Digital compass16 cardinal and intercardinal direction to be detected (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPSReceiver frequency 1574.52 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languagesArabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Battery life (EN-EL12)Still pictures(*1): Approx. 250 shots Movies(*2): Approx. 1 h 35 min (HD 1080p(fine) (1920x1080))
Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 110.1 x 64.9 x 22.8 mm (4.4 x 2.6 x 0.9 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 178 g (6.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature-10°C to +40°C (14°F to 104°F) (for land use) 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) (for underwater use)
Humidity85% and below (no condensation)
WaterproofJIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 10 m (33 ft) and for 60 minutes
DustproofJIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
ShockproofTesting method based on MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock(*3) compliant and drop test from a height of 1.5 m (60 in.)) passed
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-65 (with power cable), Filter Adapter UR-E23 (with cord), USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessoriesAC Adapter EH-62F