amazon Nikon Coolpix AW100 reviews
Design and Features
Although designed to withstand bumps, better cope with extreme weather. It seems too fast before the emergence of Olympus and Panasonic cameras in the segment “workhorse”, Nikon has decided to launch models “diver” The first is a bit striking when not angular, large but simply a compact device, many curves and size just over the line a little travel machine. At a certain angle, looks quite fashionable, AW100 details identifiable point in the design as the battery cover, lens.
According to the specifications indicated on the instructions, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 use 16megapixel camera, CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, the focal length of 5 – 25mm equivalent of 28 – 140mm for the Full Frame machine. The machine is equipped with Nikkor ED lens in order to minimize the aberration when shooting.
Regarding design, the Nikon AW100 is a bit different than the normal digital camera. Batteries and memory cards – the most important thing for equipment operation is protected by a rubber cap liner lock quite closely. To open the battery cover, you need to hold down the button and turn the key in the middle circle twist. This design will minimize the “accidentally” turned on when the battery cover is in a severe condition.
90% of the control system of the Nikon AW100 is located on the right side 3inch LCD screen. Even when looking at this function key phrase, the first question I wonder is: “Why is a camera All Weather (by calling Nikon) to design tiny little buttons, were so close together even so much? “. There are too many questions to be put out later, such as using it as is building up on the cliffs, you have enough patience to grope each tiny buttons that? When used in cold weather AW100 and was wearing thick gloves, how to press the buttons that control standards?
However, after a testing device, I had to manually answer all the above questions. Agree that the function button on the AW100 quite small and even very hard, but the hardness of the keys is a great feature: You can feel the journey down and the bounce of a button while using machinery inside the country. By feeling the fingers and eyesight will deteriorate slightly when in the water, and the design is too sensitive buttons that will make you wonder what the last press operation was performed or not.
As for the very few people will have the patience to study the tiny little hidden button that when in dangerous weather conditions, the AW100 has solved this by integrating the “Action controls”. You can completely ignore clusters function key and hold sizable Action left side of the machine, and then “shake” the device to switch to a preset configuration from the front.
A special feature of the Nikon Coolpix AW100 another machine that is integrated electronic compass and GPS navigation to help record information about the location of the user when taking a photo. Even this camera also includes integrated A-GPS functionality makes navigation becomes easier. Electronic compass longer simply a small frame appears on the screen, while holding the camera on the compass will tell you the lens is pointed in any direction.
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16megapixel resolution, CMOS sensor use, but is integrated in a compact chassis so, each level of image quality through ISO is the first thing I care about.
At the lowest ISO (125), taken from the AW100 has started to appear a little noise, though not to the extent of affecting the picture quality. Unfortunately, the noise levels do not remain stable form at high ISO levels. At ISO 400, the graininess appeared more (however, there is still acceptable) and at ISO 640, picture quality starts to decline appreciably. Best for AW100, you should not photography exceed ISO 800.
Built-in Vibration Reduction VR (Vibration Reduction), taken in the aquatic environment of the Nikon AW100 quite impressive. Integrated Underwater scene mode, white balance is automatically adjusted to eliminate non-natural green features.
According to the specifications indicated on the manual, the mode does not enable macros, the minimum shooting distance of the AW100 is 50cm, but the fact is that, the machine can capture details in close proximity to 20 cm but can still focus. However, the strange thing is when you turn on the macro, I could not get a picture taken with a distance of 1cm as the firm has said.
Nikon Coolpix AW100 allows users to record video in full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 frames / sec.
– Compact, fashionable.
– The ability to impact resistance, good water resistance.
– Integrated GPS and electronic compass convenience.
– The function keys are too small and close together.
– Maintaining image quality is not stable.
– Zoom slightly slower.
Overall the CMOS sensor is integrated in the Nikon Coolpix AW100, can not expect the quality of image comparable to the DSLR cameras using APS-C sensor or Full Frame.