Nikon Coolpix AW110 Review

Overall 41
Imaging 5
Features 39
Size 87
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 125 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 110 x 65 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 193 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Replaced Nikon AW100.
  • Replaced by Nikon AW120.

Nikon Coolpix AW110 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix AW110 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Jul 05, 2013. This model is a Waterproof camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Initially, Nikon developed this model to replace their older product AW100 and, after some time, Nikon has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one AW100.

In Waterproof cameras (Top 10 Waterproof Cameras) this model has taken rank #64 out of 73. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #838 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix AW110 Compared to other Waterproof Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix AW110 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 196 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 1600
  • Number Of Focus Points: 9
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix AW110 With Other Cameras in Waterproof Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix AW110. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Waterproof cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110 has the following external dimensions 110 x 110 x 25 mm (43.31 x 25.59 x 9.84″) with the weight of 193 g.

The typical weight for average Waterproof type cameras is 196g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Nikon Coolpix AW110, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix AW110 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 25mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix AW110 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix AW110 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix AW110 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix AW110 — 250 shots
Min: 150 shots
Average: 274 shots
Max: 380 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix AW110 — 25 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 28 mm
Max: 89 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix AW110 — 193 g
Min: 110 g
Average: 196 g
Max: 307 g

Nikon Coolpix AW110‘s body is protected from external threats with its high-quality dustproof and waterproof features.

Nikon Coolpix AW110 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix AW110 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix AW110 has the following ISO range 125 - 1600 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Nikon Coolpix AW110. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Nikon Coolpix AW110 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Nikon Coolpix AW110 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix AW110 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix AW110

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix AW110 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 614k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix AW110 are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/1500 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix AW110 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Coolpix AW110 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix AW110, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix AW110 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Nikon Coolpix AW110 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Nikon Coolpix AW110 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Nikon Coolpix AW110 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Coolpix AW110 is equipped with USB 2.0 port. that make it possible to connect Coolpix AW110 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix AW110 provides a shooting life of 250, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 274 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Nikon Coolpix AW110 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix AW110 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix AW110’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix AW110’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix AW110 to the average Waterproof camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Nikon Coolpix AW110 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix AW110 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 26. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix AW110 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone

Nikon Coolpix AW110 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix AW110 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 16. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix AW110 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (110 x 65 x 25 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (9)

Nikon Coolpix AW110 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix AW110 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 51. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix AW110 can be called a 51 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/1500s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (9)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)
  • Small battery life (250 shots)
  • Small size (110 x 65 x 25 mm)

Nikon Coolpix AW110 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix AW110 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 32. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix AW110 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (193 g)
  • Small size (110 x 65 x 25 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Nikon Coolpix AW110 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix AW110 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 52. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix AW110 can be called a 52 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Nikon Coolpix AW110 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix AW110
Announced Jul 05, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 614k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 s
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5.2
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 125
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof Yes
Dust Proof Yes
Shock Proof Yes
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof Yes
Weight 193 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 65 x 25 mm
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type 250 shots
Battery Model EN-EL12
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type SD / SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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