Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.9-4.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 110 x 65 x 23 mm, 178g.
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  • Replaced by: Coolpix AW110

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Nikon Coolpix AW100 Overview


First introduced in August, 2011, Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Nikon replaced Coolpix AW100 with Nikon AW110. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon AW100 with Nikon AW110


Nikon AW100 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix AW100

Sensor resolution of Nikon AW100 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon AW100 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon AW100 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 2015 16MP 125 - 6400 221g 110 x 66 x 27mm
Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon AW120 2014 16MP 125 - 6400 213g 110 x 66 x 26mm
Nikon Coolpix AW110 Nikon AW110 2013 16MP 125 - 1600 193g 110 x 65 x 25mm
Nikon Coolpix AW100 Nikon AW100 2011 16MP 125 - 3200 178g 110 x 65 x 23mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon AW100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix AW100 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
178g Light Body
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
4.8 Lens at Tele
Environmental Sealing
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.9
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix AW100 has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #459 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #869 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon AW100 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
30
Value for money score
55
Portability score
97
Overall score
37
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Nikon AW100


Nikon Coolpix AW100 weighs 178g and has external dimensions of 110 x 65 x 23mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 0.91"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Nikon AW100 is 18 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Nikon AW100
178g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Nikon AW100
23mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix AW100 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix AW100 Dimensions Coolpix AW100
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 178 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW110 Nikon AW110 193 g 178 g 110 x 65 x 25 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Nikon Coolpix W300 Nikon W300 231 g 178 g 112 x 66 x 29 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 178 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Fujifilm XP120 203 g 178 g 110 x 71 x 28 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon AW120 213 g 178 g 110 x 66 x 26 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Fujifilm XP90 Fujifilm XP90 203 g 178 g 110 x 71 x 28 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Panasonic TS30 142 g 178 g 104 x 58 x 20 mm 110 x 65 x 23 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix AW100


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix AW100
Announced August, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 178 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 65 x 23 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD / SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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