Digital cameras: Compare features & prices Nikon Coolpix AW100 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/photography/reviews/digital-cameras/nikon-coolpix-aw100/review/
The Nikon Coolpix AW100 compact digital camera offers features ideally suited to any holiday - it has a GPS receiver, is shockproof, cold-temperature resistant and is waterproof, too. Our testing uncovers if this compact digital model - available in black, white, blue, orange or even camouflage - offers pictures good enough to make it an indispensable travel companion.
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I have found the camera on the whole disappointing. I bought it to use as a waterproof camera when fishing, to record fish caught etc but usable under all weather conditions. Whilst it has not let me down on the few occasions used in inclement weather, I have found the picture quality lacking. I passed my compact Canon onto another family member when I got the Nikon, but I'm tempted to ask for my Canon back. I would consider the Nikon acceptable if the vast majority of your shooting was to be done under water or in heavy rain, but if general shooting might be more prevalent then I would go elsewhere. Having owned a Canon compact and having just bought another for a work colleague I have had the opportunity to compare them side by side and the Canons were better. Shooting partially into the light, the Canon resolved images much better. Shooting high contrast (ie a bright silver fish against dark grass) the Canon coped much better at balancing the exposure to minimise burn out on the highlights. I found the video focus poor when shooting my beautiful new granddaughter in the bath.NB, you cannot take a photograph, edit it, put it back on the memory stick and still view it on the camera. You might want to do this if you want to keep a record of images and carry them around in the camera to view later (for example recording images of fish caught, or images of family members, but cropped or edited). This may sound like a small point, but it was important to me and it is easy to do this on a Canon - not possible with the Nikon (I called Nikon and confirmed this with them). Had I known this in advance I would not have bought the Nikon.I should say I am generally a Nikon fan as I have two high end Nikon DSLRs and multiple Nikon lenses etc, but this camera is a disappointment.
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