Sgt. Perlman of the TechnoBuffalo Rugged Device Boot Camp signing in with with a review of the Nikon Coolpix AW100. This little nancy has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, which gave it an extra bite over Nikon’s entry-level CCD chips. The little orange crush also records 1080p HD videos, has GPS, a digital compass and tap controls for my Super Secret Underwater Diving Spy Squad to use…underwater. Here’s a picture of a turtle taken with the AW100 during a renegade espionage mission at Watego’s Beach in the land down under:
That’s right, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 is waterproof down to 33 feet. It’s also shock-proof up to 5 feet and freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. So how did the little sucker do? You’ll just have to see how the maggot did in my full boot camp review in the video above. Afterwards, check out my killer image and video samples. One thing’s for sure–the Nikon Coolpix AW100 will get the job done, even though it skimps on manual controls. It’s got fun filters like Selective Color and Miniature that can even be applied after you take a picture, so that’s not too shabby.
My main gripe was the little pantywaist’s low light sensitivity. Nikon should get the machete out and hack away some of those tiny megapixels on that little sensor and replace them with bigger, light-loving pixels. Also, the camera’s LCD needs a swift kick in the resolution department by my size 10 US Government issued jackboot.
Other than that, the Nikon Coolpix AW100 was a bonefide fighter, and I salute it. ATTEN HUT!