Nikon Coolpix AW110 Review

By

Review posted 12/9/2013

Quick Take
Pros
  • Water-sealed, rugged body
  • Very fast burst modes
  • Good image quality
  • Good video quality
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, altimeter and compass
  • Action (gesture) control for underwater shooting
  • Quick effects feature is convenient
  • Slim body fits in a pocket
  • AV cables included
Cons
  • Low light performance isn't great
  • Few photo filters and effects
  • Can't use flash in burst mode
  • Lack of dial hinders menu navigation
  • 5X zoom is modest
  • No manual or semi-manual modes
Bottom Line
This compact camera is tough and offers a lot for the adventurist - GPS, Wi-Fi, compass, altimeter, and waterproof to 60 feet deep - but if don't need all that, you might feel shortchanged by the lack of other photography features and manual controls. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
AW110_OR_front.jpg
In January of 2013, Nikon introduced two more durable "Life-proof" style cameras. Life-proof point-and-shoot cameras are built with outdoor activities in mind. They're great for snorkeling, hiking, and many winter and summer sports. The Coolpix AW110 will take you to depths of about 60 feet, survive drops of up to 6.7 feet, and work in temperatures as chilly as 14 degrees F.

Beyond the rugged body, the AW110 includes a backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a 16-megapixel resolution, which seems perfect for darker underwater and other low-light shooting conditions. CMOS image sensors also mean Full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities and, thanks to the lens shift VR (vibration reduction) your video and stills will be smooth and sharp. Easy Auto Mode makes proper exposure settings easy for any experience level, while GPS and WiFi capabilities mean you can geo-tag and instantly share all your adventure photos on your favorite social networking sites (as long as you have Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app available for iOS and Android)

Nikon Coolpix AW110 Features
  • Waterproof down to ~60 feat
  • Shockproof up to 6.7 feet
  • Freezeproof down to 14 degrees F
  • 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor
  • 5x optical zoom lens
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording
  • 3.0 inch OLED display
  • Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR)
  • Intuitive GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Easy Auto Mode
  • GPS
  • WiFi
  • Li-ion battery pack (good for up to 250+ photos - CIPA standards)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
The Nikon Coolpix AW110 has an MSRP of $299.95 and comes in Orange, Black, Camouflage, and Blue. Click our Buy button to see the most current online pricing.

What's in the box?:
  • AW110 camera body
  • Li-ion battery pack
  • External AC battery charger
  • USB cable
  • Power cable for AC charger
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Warranty booklet 

Additional Product View
AW110_SL_back.jpg

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR Digital Camera (Red) Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR Digital Camera (Red) $449.99
Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Compact Digital Camera, Silver 8194B001 Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Compact Digital Camera, Silver 8194B001 $299.99
Sony DSC-H300/B DSCH300 H300 H300B DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black) Bundle with High Speed 8GB Card, Padded Case, Lens Cleaning Kit Sony DSC-H300/B DSCH300 H300 H300B DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black) Bundle with High Speed 8GB Card, Padded Case, Lens Cleaning Kit $259.00
Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 High Speed 16 MP, 12x Optical Zoom Compact Digital Camera (Blue) Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 High Speed 16 MP, 12x Optical Zoom Compact Digital Camera (Blue) $236.89
TG-620 White - 12.0 MP TG-620 White - 12.0 MP $188.00
Complete Deluxe Starter Kit for Nikon Coolpix AW100 AW100s AW110 AW110s S9100 S9200 S9300 S9400 S9500 S6000 S6100 S6150 S6200 S6300 S800c S1000pj S1100pj S1200pj S8000 S8100 S8200 S9050 P300 P310 P330 S31 S70 S610 S620 S630 S640 Camera + 2 EN-EL12 Batteries + AC/DC Turbo Charger with Travel Adapter Complete Deluxe Starter Kit for Nikon Coolpix AW100 AW100s AW110 AW110s S9100 S9200 S9300 S9400 S9500 S6000 S6100 S6150 S6200 S6300 S800c S1000pj S1100pj S1200pj S8000 S8100 S8200 S9050 P300 P310 P330 S31 S70 S610 S620 S630 S640 Camera + 2 EN-EL12 Batteries + AC/DC Turbo Charger with Travel Adapter $100.00
32GB Accessories Kit For Nikon COOLPIX AW120, AW110, AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera Includes 32GB High Speed SD Memory Card + Extended Replacement (1050 MAh) EN-EL12 Battery + AC/DC Travel Charger + USB 2.0 Card Reader + Case + FLOAT STRAP + More 32GB Accessories Kit For Nikon COOLPIX AW120, AW110, AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera Includes 32GB High Speed SD Memory Card + Extended Replacement (1050 MAh) EN-EL12 Battery + AC/DC Travel Charger + USB 2.0 Card Reader + Case + FLOAT STRAP + More $99.95