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Nikon Coolpix AW100 Digital Camera

  • 16.1 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom (28-140mm 35mm equiv.)
  • 3.0” 460k-dot LCD Screen
  • Waterproof to 10m
  • Shockproof to 2m
  • Built-in GPS with Maps

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Are you the adventurous outdoors type? Need a rugged compact digital camera that is shockproof,waterproof to 10m, cold-resistant, has GPS with maps, compass and POI, and can deliver high-quality images? Then the Nikon Coolpix AW100 may just be your new favourite tough camera. With Action Controlyou can apply a range of camera settings simply by pressing its large button and shaking the camera – great if you are wearing gloves! The AW100 also boasts a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for outstanding image reproduction, a 5X optical zoom internal lens with 28mm wide-angle and Full HD movies.

Movie Feature – captures Full HD video* with audio up to 1920x1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) as well as High Speed Movies at up to 240fps – great for slow motion action replay. Optical zoom functions during video recording. Movie length is up to 29 minutes or 4GB file size.

* We recommend using class 4 or higher memory cards for recording high definition video

Tough Waterproof and Cold-proof Design - Built to withstand depths of up to 10 m, to resist shock when dropped from heights of up to 1.5 m, and to withstand temperatures down to -10°C

Action Control - Enables one-hand gloved control over assigned camera functions, whether wearing ski gloves or skin-diving gloves.

GPS geotagging and World Map display - A high-performance GPS chip records location data for each shot, and the system's updatable A-GPS (Assisted GPS) file helps minimize the time required to provide position information. The system can also be set to log your movements, even when not taking pictures. Pictures and routes can then be viewed using the new built-in world map display that also.

Points of Interest – POI settings for recording and displaying place names

Digital Compass - records the camera's orientation when shooting.

Underwater scene mode - in Easy Auto mode, white balance is automatically adjusted using exclusive parameters to prevent an unnatural green or blue cast in images captured underwater. Also high sensitivity and both optical and electronic vibration reduction is enabled to capture sharper underwater shots.

5x Optical Internal Zoom Lens – high-quality internal zoom lens is virtually flush to camera body and delivers 28mm wide-angle to capture great landscape, group and underwater shots.

16 megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS sensor - As light is more effectively received by the image sensor, even images captured at the maximum sensitivity setting exhibit significantly less noise – improves low-light performance.

Easy auto mode -  camera identifies the type of subject and automatically applies the optimum scene mode

High Resolution 3-inch LCD monitor – beautiful large and high resolution 460K LCD screen with wide viewing angle – great for framing and reviewing your photos.

Smart portrait mode – helps to better capture beautiful portraits

19 scene modes – great range of scene modes for easily optimizing camera settings for a host of different shooting conditions.

Subject tracking -  camera automatically tracks and retains focus and exposure on the specified subject

Supplied filter adapter - can be used to attach optional filters with a 40.5-mm diameter thread.

Dual Image Stabilisation - Image sensor shift and electronic vibration reduction (VR) function, to capture sharper images with less blur and more stable movie shooting.HDR (high dynamic range) – enable this option in the Backlighting scene mode, images exhibiting rich expression of tones and noticeably less loss of detail in shadows and highlights can be captured by combining multiple shots taken in quick succession
Product name COOLPIX AW100
Type Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens 5x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.9-4.8
Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (including 2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom
Digital zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 560 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Vibration reduction Lens shift and electronic VR methods (still pictures) Lens shift method (movies)
Autofocus (AF)
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 selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
Monitor 7.5 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)
Media Internal memory (approx. 83 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
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 Modes
Shooting Modes Easy 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 Shooting
Continuous Shooting Single (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
Movie HD 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 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)
Metering 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted (when digital zoom is below 2x), spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher)
Exposure control Programmed auto, motion detection, exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed 1/1500-1 s 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 Av) selection mode
Range 2 (f/3.9, f/7.8 [W])
Self-timer Durations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Built-in flash
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 control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal
I/O terminal Audio/video (AV) output; digital I/O (USB), HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Digital compass
Digital compass 16 cardinal and intercardinal direction to be detected (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS Receiver frequency 1574.52 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages
Supported languages Arabic, 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 sources
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Battery life (EN-EL12)
Battery life (EN-EL12) Still pictures(*1): Approx. 250 shots Movies(*2): Approx. 1 h 35 min (HD 1080p(fine) (1920x1080))
Tripod socket
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
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)
Weight Approx. 178 g (6.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment
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)
Humidity 85% and below (no condensation)
Waterproof JIS/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
Dustproof JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Shockproof Testing 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 accessories
Optional accessories
Optional accessories AC Adapter EH-62F

*1 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 mode set to 4608x3456. Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.

*2 When recording a single movie, the maximum recording time is 29 minutes and file size is up to 4 GB even when there is enough free space on the memory card.

*3 Dropped from a height of 152 cm (60 in.) onto a surface of 5cm (2 in.) thick plywood (changes in appearance, such as paint peeling off and deformation of the drop shock portion and waterproof performance are not subject to the test). These tests do not guarantee that the camera will be free from damage or trouble under all conditions.

*Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Digital Camera + 83mb internal memory
Camera 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-CP1
Software Suite CD-ROM - ViewNX 2
Instruction Manual
12 Months Warranty with Nikon Australia
Manufacturer Warranty
Camera Mechanics Warranty
This product comes with a
24* month Australian warranty
from Nikon Australia

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