Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs. AW110

Are you confused in choosing between Nikon Coolpix AW100 and Nikon Coolpix AW110? Well, the two models indeed look very similar to each other. Actually, Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a newer version that replaces Nikon Coolpix AW100. However, the newer version is not always better than the older version. In the following article, we are going to see how Nikon Coolpix AW110 compares to Nikon Coolpix AW100. So, before you make your choice, continue reading below!

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs AW110

Design
In terms of design, you will not notice much of a difference between these two models. Both still have similar designs and layouts. The slight difference is that Nikon Coolpix AW110 is just 2 mm thicker and a few grams heavier than Nikon Coolpix AW100. These additions to the dimensions are not significant and shouldn’t be a problem. If there is a problem, that would be the fact that Nikon Coolpix AW110 still retains the smooth, glossy housing like Nikon Coolpix AW100. It looks modern and elegant, but, without any textured surface, these cameras can slip easily from your hands, especially when your hands sweat or in the rain. Nevertheless, both are weather-sealed, so both cameras are able to withstand some rain and splashes. On the rear panel, you can find that Nikon Coolpix AW110’s display resolution is higher than Nikon Coolpix AW100’s, allowing for more convenient image preview. (Read also: Sony Cyber Shot Dsc TX-30 vs. Nikon Coolpix AW110)

Lens
Both models use the 28–140mm F/3.9–4.8 zoom lens. But Nikon Coolpix AW100 does not have any image stabilization, so it is very prone to blurs. Nikon Coolpix AW110 has been improved with a built-in optical image stabilization, which is useful for compensating the blurs caused by mechanical vibrations and unsteady hands.

Wireless Connectivity
Nikon Coolpix AW100 has built-in GPS for tracking its location, but it has no wireless connectivity. Nikon Coolpix AW110 has been given built-in Wi-Fi for easy file sharing across different devices.

Performance
Both Nikon Coolpix AW100 and Nikon Coolpix AW110 are equipped with similar 16 MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensors, so, in terms of image quality, we can expect that they deliver similar levels. They have decent image quality, with fine details and full, vibrant colors. Nikon Coolpix AW110 has received an improvement in the video sector, as the maximum video resolution has been increased to 1920 x 1080. However, the maximum ISO is only 1600 and the maximum shutter speed is only 1/1500s. On the other hand, Nikon Coolpix AW100 actually has 3200 maximum ISO and 1/2000s maximum shutter speed. These two features will allow you to be more creative and adapt to more lighting challenges, but casual users rarely care about these two features.

- Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
- 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
- GPS and e-Compass functions
- Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information
- 3 inch OLED screen with 614,000 dots
- Lens-shift and electronic VR image stabilization
- Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi
- Waterproof, Shockproof, and Freezeproof

Conclusion
Nikon Coolpix AW110 is a generally better model that is great for casual users looking for a reliable point-and-shoot camera. It now has Wi-Fi and Full HD video quality. The optical image stabilization is very useful for improving the image clarity. Nikon Coolpix AW100 has better maximum ISO and shutter speed, but the lack of image stabilization and wireless connectivity are unfortunate.

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