Horrible camera. Not up to the mark. Waste of Money.

Started Jan 15, 2012 | User reviews thread
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Sameer Chavan New Member • Posts: 2
Horrible camera. Not up to the mark. Waste of Money.

Cons -
This camera has very bad firmware or software. 90% photos are all flooded white. If you use flash for indoor, the pictures are all white. The camera does not focus most of the time. Moreover it hangs lot of times. While clicking zoom, sometime it gets locked to one view only.
The indoor video are very dark and most of time out of focus. My Samsung Galaxy Note with 8MP camera and 1080p video does 100times better pictures and video than this $350 camera. This expensive camera was a disaster to buy.

Though this camera has very good CMOS which captures good image information and lowest red noise. Only problem is the software and processing algorithms. Nikon is always backward in software and its UI. Though it makes good hardware sensors it lacks advance programing and user interfaces like Sony does. You will notice error messages are in white text agains very light gray background. You cannot read them. The fonts are tiny.

Pro -
Good underwater video recording.
good CMOS sensors. but hardware distorted by bad software.

When are they going to fix these all software issues. There is no Firmware update information..

Nikon Coolpix AW100
16 megapixels • 3 screen • 28 – 140 mm (5×)
Announced: Aug 24, 2011
Sameer Chavan's score
Average community score
bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
= community average
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