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Nikon - COOLPIX W100 13.2-Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great point and shoot with professional quality re

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    bralphx
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    I purchased the camera to replace my old one. I was sad to have to get a new one, but I did some research and found this particular camera. First off, it's waterproof. I've taken shots in the rain. They're beautiful, and it's impossible to get them with many other cameras. Being light weight means you can hold it at awkward angles without feeling like your arms are falling off. This is a plus when you're climbing on trees for an elevated shot. The battery has lasted me two months so far. It's possible to buy extra batteries for a nominal price. Also available is a battery dock to keep multiple batteries charged. It features multiple filter settings as well as options for various types of shots. Close ups, night shots, and more. The display is HD so you can see if a shot is good or bad, and delete accordingly. So far, I use this camera often until I can afford to replace my DSLR. This isn't good for close ups of butterflies or other moving targets. Also, once you set it to close up, it is a pain to remove that setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

    Posted
    Nikonmom
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    I purchased this for my son's birthday (10). He's experienced with my expensive DSLR and wanted a smaller camera of his own. I chose this because he loves the water, and it's impact resistant, and I love Nikon. He's good, but he's a 10 yr old boy. I am so happy with this purchase. He's had it about 4 months now, and through one vacation, and it's been perfect. The pictures and videos are great quality. No issue with the seals leaking. He is meticulous about keeping it clean after each use, so I'm sure that helps. It's size makes it ideal for him to take with him to places without it being bulky. He's taken pictures in lakes, pools, ponds (he likes to video while he's fishing), you name it. It was easy for him to learn how to use and to care for. It's gotten more use in the last 4 months than most cameras get in a year (he's my son, it rubbed off). It's also seen action almost like a GoPro, but has held up beautifully. I'm thrilled with this buy so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my young budding photographer

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    nikonmom
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    My son has fallen in love with photography just like me, and was asking for his own digital camera, but a good one. I wanted something durable because it's for a young boy, but sharp pics and not too complicated to use. I love Nikon, and he loves the water, so this is what we landed on. I was a little nervous as the Coolpix had mixed reviews, and this was newer so had none. I'm so happy I went with this. It takes beautiful pictures, and having experience with my camera he picked this up so fast. He loves the underwater feature, and is meticulous in cleaning after each adventure. For a durable, simple, on the go camera that takes good pictures I highly recommend. He's in love with it. Can't wait for the next beach vacation to snorkel with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fine, but

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    CarefulConsumer
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    We got this thinking the waterproof and anti-shock features would be useful, and because I always liked Nikon's traditional film cameras. Now I wish I'd done more research. I need to practice more, but I now wonder if I should have spent the money on features I'll use more. I do like that it pairs with my phone for photo storage, but actually, the pictures taken with the phone in the first place are about as good. I was able to share pix once they were stored on the phone, so that was nice. But I don't care about adding borders or makeup, and have begun to think I should have spent the money on more basic features. (One note if you get it: make sure the SD card is properly seated, or you will be working from camera memory only.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Condor
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    Was very excited about having this camera for my trip. Initially, the photos were fantastic. The detail with the water droplets impressed everyone in my group. So of course we used it all the time. By day 5 I started noticing that the download link would stall. (Was awesome prior). I would have to shut down my phone and pop out the battery. And try again. Became frustrated. Then today on the last day, I noticed splotches on the picture and I still can download. Maybe there is no such thing as a waterproof camera. I am so frustrated and disappointed. I don’t need a $400 camera since I am only snorkeling. So I was excited when I found this camera. But it does not last.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, Easy To Use Nikon Camera

    Posted
    Joey
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    Yes, I know, most people these days use their smart phones to take pictures. But I started using a camera at 5, and continue to do so at 70. This waterproof Nikon was fully tested on a recent fishing trip when it rained liked the end of the world was coming. Good pictures and very intuitive to use. I would make two changes: its smooth surface can be difficult for wet, fish-slimed hands to hold and the movie button is too easy for big hands to easily start up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pass on this camera

    Posted
    MuddyLiLJeep
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    I bought this camera for a trip to Mexico where I wanted to get some nice underwater pictures. Unfortunately the quality underwater is terrible. You cannot get it to focus and the pictures all look like toy are in a thick fog. We tried every setting the camera had to correct this and it never improved. The only cool picts it took were when we had it 1/2 in the water and 1/2 out, but that wasn't the reason I wanted it. For the $$, keep searching! I found at a $14 waterproof "bag" for my cell phone was SO much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you plan on using in water

    Posted
    John
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    I purchased this for a snorkeling trip in Okinawa Japan. The first time I used it underwater, the screen started shaking. The battery case was fully closed and no water got inside from it. The case must have been damaged. Sent in for warranty repair. What a joke, they said it's not under warranty repair due to damage to the case. There's is no sign of damage to the case. Will not purchase a Nikon item again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth getting.

    Posted
    Gilligan
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    I have a degree in photography, and recently had all of my professional gear stolen. I was on a business trip and decided that I'd get this cute little point and shoot that had the added benefit of being water proof to 33 feet. I have not been able to take a crisp, in focus shot, yet with this camera. I don't believe it is worth getting. I would much rather spend more money to get a camera that will focus on my subjects.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Expected better

    Posted
    Smallaahz
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    I purchased this camera for a last minute summer vacation. I didn't have time to research much and figured if the store carried it, it was worth it. I was disappointed. The picture quality is not very good. I tried all the different settings and they were all shy of good. The buttons are hard so scrolling through was also a pain. The only positive is the upload feature by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst camera I ever bought.

    Posted
    darren
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    We bought this camera for my son to use while in the ocean or at the pool. The seal failed once and it was covered under the warranty. Literally the next time he used it in the water the seal malfunctioned again, the camera was ruined and because it was out of warranty, he no longer has a camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      NikonStaff

      Please give Nikon Support a call at 1-800-NikonUS for assistance with your W100. Nikon

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon Collpix W100 Digital Camera

    Posted
    Jerzeyboy
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    This was my first time just using a compact waterproof digital camera on vacation and I couldn't be happier! Easy to operate and quality photos and videos to show at the end of our Caribbean cruse. So much easier to use than my full size Digital camera! Took great pictures and video of our dolphin encounter, and you can't beat Nikon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good and durable

    Posted
    wildbill
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    I needed a camera to record and paste to reports. The picture files are too big for my purpose. I needed something that takes a lower grade pic so as not to take up too much space as it refers to the internet. The camera and picture quality is great. Just not for what I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera

    Posted
    bubba
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    My family and I took this camera on snorkeling adventures. It takes pictures well and holds up in underwater conditions. It is a little hard to use under water. Something that should be played with before hand to fully understand controls

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for older child

    Posted
    Sarah
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    I picked this out for my 11 year old. She uses it at the pool, at the beach, in the ocean, and also as a regular camera. It’s easy for her to operate, and it is sturdy. I recommend purchasing a floating wrist strap if you are taking it to the ocean

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter camera

    Posted
    Lynn52
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    I bought this for my 11 year old granddaughter. It is a sophisticated enough camera that it will take her a while to appreciate all of the features yet easy enough to use right out of the box. She is truly enjoying this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun & durables!

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    AtwoodM
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    Bought this camera as a vacation backup & to take to the beach. Love that it's waterproof. Good quality images, video capability, and it uses the same cards as my other cameras. Happy to stick with Nikon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great camera/battery life :(

    Posted
    CalenteMamma
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    Love the camera needed a new battery within 6 months not even used that Often very disappointed in the life of the battery. Will purchase a new battery and see if it's better than the one out came with

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just ok ...

    Posted
    soragrrl85
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    The camera seems like it may take good pictures, but with the basically inoperable app it's pretty useless. I bought this for the ability to transfer my photos directly to my app, but could not get it to work. Very frustrating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    Posted
    CYP142
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    The battery goes dead after about 75 photos. I purchased it as I take a lot if outside photo do if it rains I wanted a waterproof camera. The battery goes dead in way quicker than any other camera I have used

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend