Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review

4.0
November 16, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

Canon PowerShot D10

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The Canon PowerShot D10 is an all-action compact camera that will cope with just about everything that you throw at it. Water, dust, freeze and shock proof, the new Canon D10 is a distinctively designed 12 megapixel camera with a difference. Find out if the $329.99 / £379.00 / €449.00 D10 makes the perfect summer camera by reading our expert review.

Casio EX-G1

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The EX-G1 is the first all-action water, dust, shock and freeze -proof camera from Casio, branded with the company's famous G-Shock moniker. This is also the slimmest tough camera in the world, and also beautifully styled and made. The EXG1 is up against some tough competition though, with Olympus very well-established, Panasonic making a recent splash, and Pentax offering some worthy budget alternatives. Read our Casio EX-G1 review to find out it can out-muscle the competition.

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is a rugged water, freeze, shock and dust proof camera that features built-in GPS so you always know where your photos were taken. The XP30 also offers a 14 megapixel sensor, 720p HD movies, 5x zoom lens and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Read our expert Fujifilm FinePix XP30 review to find out if this is the right all-action camera for your family.

Olympus mju Tough 8000

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As its name suggests, the Olympus mju Tough 8000 is one of the most resilient cameras around. The Tough 8000 is water-, crush-, freeze- and shock proof, making it perfect for use by all the family. Also known as the Stylus Tough 8000 in North America, this is a 12 megapixel digital camera with a 3.6x image stabilised zoom lens and 2.7 inch LCD screen. Retailing for £340 / $399, we find out if the Olympus mju Tough 8000 is the perfect do-it-all, take-it-everywhere camera for the whole family in our latest in-depth review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

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The Lumix DMC-FT3 is Panasonic's new all-action digicam for 2011. Successor to the very good FT2 model that we reviewed last year, the Panasonic FT3 offers improved freeze, shock, water and dust proof capabilities, plus a built-in GPS function, compass, altimeter and barometer. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 review to find out if this is the tough camera for you.

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

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The Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS is a new all-action, go-everywhere camera. The WG-1 GPS is shock, freeze, dust and water proof, and features 14 megapixels, 2.7 inch LCD, a 5x zoom lens, HD movie recording and as the name suggests, built-in GPS tracking. Available for £299.99 / $329.95, read our in-depth Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS review to find out if it can survive the hardest test of all, an English summer...

Ricoh PX

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The Ricoh PX is an unassuming compact camera that is a lot tougher than it looks, being waterproof to 3m and shockproof to 1.5m. Ricoh's first entry into the all-action market also offers a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens and 720 p video. Can the Ricoh PX take on the likes of the Olympus Tough range? Find out in our detailed Ricoh PX review.

Samsung WP10

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The WP10 / AQ100 is Samsung's first foray into the world of waterproof cameras. Sporting a 12 megapixel sensor and 5x zoom lens, the WP10 can be used at a depth of 3 meters / 10 feet. Available for less than £179.99 / $199.99, read our Samsung WP10 review find out if this budget shooter is all the camera you need.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 is a small and stylish camera with a 10 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, amazing 10fps burst mode, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, innovative Sweep Panorama mode, a 4x zoom lens, 720p HD movies and ISO range of 100-3200. And we haven't mentioned that the TX5 is also freeze, shock, water and dust proof too. Find out if the Sony TX5 can live up to its £330 / $350 price-tag in our latest expert review.

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