Nikon Coolpix AW100

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
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This camera seemed like the perfect travel camera for family trips involving water. I was very excited to buy the camera and picked one up a few weeks ago at Costco at what I thought was a reasonable price. The short version of my experience is this camera is a complete disaster despite what seems to be wonderful build quality for a point and shoot. Problems are detailed below but short version is I am a pretty experienced photographer and have never been more disappointed in a product. ...

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Yes, the camera is tough and takes good video most of the time but taking photos is a total crap shoot. The auto modes often end up with either uneven exposures, far too much motion blur, excessive glare and flare, or just look overly grainy. The numerous 'scene' modes just don't work well. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to make this camera work. After a couple of hundred photos (and only about 10% of those any good at all) I'm sorry to say that as much as I've tried to love this ...

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Just picked up this camera - 4 days into our vacation in Cancun and it's dead. Water got in past the seal and fogged up the lens and the screen and that was it. I will be taking this back. Too bad. It was a fun idea, but clearly poor execution.

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